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HUM 101 final

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aesthetic
experience in arts or life that we value for no reason
beauty
pleasing arrangement of parts that affect us aesthetically
discipline
given art form/field of study
humanisms
movement, studied Greek and Rome/now study of cultures
humanities
"best products of best minds"-Greek and Rome/now creative expression around world
Renaissance man
label applied to De Vinci- genius in many areas
alienation
ideal non-emotional state, viewer able to derive author's message
Apollonian
from Greek god light and truth/orderly and rational
context
environment, background, circumstance
critical thinking
rational and logical analysis/gather info and draw conclusions
Dionysian
Greek god wine and vegetation/spontaneity, lack of order, passion
empathy
identifying with another person, involved in their problems
figuratist
critical thinker, colorful and playful, metaphors
imagery
found in poetry, pictures words create
literalist
non-critical person, concern for immediate moment
sonnet
14 line poem, rules length, rhythm, pattern
rationalizing
justifying something we've done
review
evaluation of a work
archetype
model that subconsciously becomes part of our thinking
collective unconscious
Jung's phrase, universality of myths and archetypes
gender roles
male and female behavior
karma
Hindu, tabulation of people's deeds throughout their life
monomyth
fundamental myth of all cultures
mythology
collective myths of culture/study of myths
myths
tales transmitted from generation to generation
blank verse
doesn't rhyme
classic
work that continues to be read
conceit
elaborate description of something
couplet
2 consecutive lines of poetry
epic
narrative with hero
epiphany
insight to life/climax
genre
distinct category
haiku
Japanese poetic form, usually presents one image
iambic pentameter
classical rhythmic scheme
lyrical poetry
musical in nature, love
masterpiece
literary work that towers above the others
metaphor
something abstract is described in terms of something concrete
novella
shorter than novel, longer than short story
romance
brave knight and his love for a beautiful lady
scanning
marking line's syllables as stressed or unstressed
sonnet
14 line verse, strict rhythm and rhyme scheme
abstract art
art that takes from reality
alteration
how modern artist changes reality by adding things not found in nature
chiaroscuro
Italian term, interplay of light and shadow
classicism
art and architecture in 5th century Athens
collage
variety of materials put together
fresco
artwork painted on walls
Golden Section
pleasing relationship between 2 sides of a plane
imitation
transfer of what is experienced to art
likeness
reproduction by artist of a person or landscape
media
materials in which an artist works
modernism
art movement 19/20th century
perspective
technique of rendering objects as they appear
postmodernism
art late 20th century to present
psychological realism
convey inner life of their figures
realism
art as likeness
Renaissance
artistic, political and social movement
still life
painting in which artist reproduces an arrangement of objects
atonality
characteristic of avant-garde music, no regard for key
avant-garde
art that defines traditional forms
baroque
artistic style of 17/18th century, complexity
chamber music
composition for small ensembles
chromatic scale
12 tones, both white and black keys
counterpoint
2 melodic lines played against each other
diatonic scale
12 tones, white piano keys only
dissonance
2+ uncongenial notes sung at same time
fugue
lengthy musical compostion
half-tone
half of interval between 2 notes
harmony
2+ congenial sung at same time
hip-hop
includes rap
improvisation
spontaneous variation on a stated musical theme
key
scale that dominates in musical composition
melody
tones flowing in sequence
minimalism
music that rebels against excesses
pentatonic scale
5 tone musical scale
ragtime
genre, jazz
rap
subgenre of hip-hop, sung/spoken
rhythm
alteration of stress and unstress
rock
loud and insistent beat
rock n roll
1950s, grew out of rhythm and blues
scale
orderly progression of sound wave low to high
symphony
orchestral form, 4 separate sections
syncopation
melodic line of piece played against accented beats of rhythm
toccata
improvisation, display of musical virtuosity
tone
single sound produced by human or instrument