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Intro to fine arts

STUDY
PLAY
art
the products of human creativity
compostion
arrangment of elements in a work of art
value
relative darkness or lightness of a color
picture plane
the imagenary plane corresponding with a physical surface of a drawing
line
basic element of drawing
creative person
someone who can process information that is available to everyone in a different way
contour
a shared edge between two things simultaneously
negative space
space SURRONDING THE SUBJECTS IN THE PICTURE
positive space
where shapes and form exist
right brain
Non-verbal, perceptual skills, visualization, recognition of patterns/faces/melodies, recognition and expression of emotion, spatial skills, simple language comprehension
left brain
side of the brain that contains the areas dedicated to logical reasoning, detailed analysis, and the basics of language
purpose/value of art
entertain, teach, creative thinking, insperation
horace
another Roman poet who wrote of human emotions in odes, satires, and epistles
dran
to do
theatron
"Seeing place" where the audience sat
performance
the act of performing
direct perfomance
breaks fourth wall
indirect performance
doesnt acknowledge audience
fourth wall
an imaginary wall between the audience and the actors in a representational play
proscenium stage
a performance space in which the audience views the action as if through a picture frame
arena
audience surronds action
thrust
audience surronds three sides of the stage
stage directions
up, down, left, right
playwright
someone who writes plays
actors
talent portraying a character
director
UNIFIYING someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
stage manager
The person in charge backstage; he or she helps the director during rehearsals and then takes charge backstage when the play is performed
runners
stage crew while show is happening
producer
responisble for finacial aspects
designer
plans the visual and sound aspects
builders
workers who construct physical elements for the play
house manager
person responsible for seating and audience comfort
sophocles
writer of plays; used three actors; and made Oedipus Rex, and Antigone
thespis
Legendary founder of Greek drama—created first actor (speaker separate from chorus)
aristotle
Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great, and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western thought. In his philosophical system, which led him to criticize what he saw as Plato's metaphysical excesses, theory follows empirical observation and logic, based on the syllogism, is the essential method of rational inquiry.
genre
category of art
tragedy
teaches us to question something imporetant
comedy
show how foolish people can be
persona
represatiaon of a character through a mask
tropes
litrugical plays
cycle plays
presented on a wagon
prose
term of everday speech
blank verse
unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)
iambic pentameter
A metrical pattern in poetry which consists of five iambic feet per line. (an iamb, or iambic foot, consists of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.)
articualtion
any movement of a joint
flexion/ extention
folding and unfolding of a joint
abduction/adduction
lateral seperation/closing of two bones attached by one joint