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Art Exam Notes
This artist is considered one of the leading figures in 20th century American art. He studied at the Harlem Art Workshop and worked for the W.P.S. during the Great Depression.
This 20th century artist was a master of the fresco technique; he created the work Mixtec Culture.
Coloring material or powdered color.
This painting technique first used in Egypt, Greece and Rome involves the use of wax.
In buon fresco, or true fresco, pigments is mixed with water and applied to __________ __________.
After building a canvas and before painting it, a painter generally applies a coat of __________.
In fresco painting, a drawing called a __________ is transferred to the prepared surface prior to applying the pigment.
This artist used tempura to create the painting titled "That Gentlemen".
A path traced by a moving point.
The surrounding visual information the figure stands out from, the background.
The shapes we perceive as figures.
The technique in which artists employ value.
Areas of dots average out through optical mixing into values.
The colors orange, green, and violet are known as __________ colors.
Refers to relative lightness or darkness.
A quality we could experience through touch.
Something less literal; we may speak of this in a painting or drawing when markings our eyes associate with texture are there, whether they actually depict texture or not.
Any decorative, repetitive motif or design.
Creating a darker color, like maroon.
Parallel lines receding into the distance seem to converge, until they meet at a point on the horizon line where they disappear.
Line, shape, mass, light, value, color, texture, shape, and possible time and motion.
Visual elements in an art work usually in two dimensional art.
A sense of oneness of things belonging together and making up a coherent whole.
Unity of ideas.
The implied center of gravity is the vertical axis, an imaginary line draw down the center of the composition.
Has two sides that do not match.
The Upper Paleolithic Period
Radiocarbon testing indicates that the earliest images made by humans dates back to this time.
The impulse to make and respond to art appears to be as deeply ingrained as our ability to learn __________.
Which British artist from your book said "all art is basically Paleolithic or Neolithic"?