painting using egg yolk as a binder/medium
wall painting achieved by applying pigment (color) to wet plaster
a two paneled painting
a three-paneled painting
a picture made of many separate panels (at least more than 3)
the use of forms as "stand-ins" for some other sort of meaning, most typically religious in nature (such as white lilies = purity of Virgin Mary)
copying the look of statues in painting (making figures look gray like stone)
the illusion of depth (receding scale shown by diagonals that merge at vanishing points) as it applies to regular, cubic shapes (most typically buildings/structures)
atmospheric (aerial) perspective
the diminishing clarity of form as it recedes away from the viewer
the conjuring of a three dimensional illusion on a flat two dimensional surface
the illusion of perspective as it applies to irregular forms (such as humans)
late gothic painting style (greek style) so called because of its resemblance to the paintings of late antiquity produced during the Byzantine era. Characterized by flat figures occupying a flat picture plane which contains highly decorative elements (gold leaf) and expressive faces/hands and elongated bodies.
an anatomical rendering showing the body without skin in order to highligh muscle groups
refers to a style of painting seen on ceilings
the mix of awe and fear exemplified by the work of Michaelangelo
a preliminary sketch for a larger, more finished work
a building which has been deliberately made to look old
the use of intense contrast (light and dark)
literally "counter-balance" the display of uneven weight that a relaxed, standing human body normally shows, where one part of the human torso twists against another.
the smoke-like haziness that softens the contours of form in renaissance paintings
the term used to describe Spanish architecture of the 16th century that showed an extremely elaborate and detailed style
the stepped part of an altarpiece on which most of the image sits.