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APAH - Early Europe and Colonial America

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Chiaroscuro
treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting, an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or particular direction.
Genre Painting
landscape, portraiture, still life, religious themes, events, or any kind of traditionally idealized subjects matter.
Sfumato
technique of allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another, producing softened outlines or hazy forms.
Fresco
technique of mural painting executed upon freshly-laid, or wet lime plaster.
Triangular Composition
geometric shapes within a painting or photograph that can help strengthen the composition.
Mural
a painting or work of art executed directly on a wall.
Canvas
strong, course cloth used for painting and etc.
In Situ
in its original place.
Tapestry
piece of thick textile with pictures or designs formed by weaving.
Archivolt
a band of molding, resembling an architrave, around the lower curve of an arch.
Mandorla
a pointed oval figure used as an architectural feature.
Jamb
a side post or surface of a doorway, window, fireplace, or pillar.
Trumeau
a section of wall or a pillar between two openings, a pillar dividing a large doorway in a church.
Portal
a doorway, gate, or other entrance, large elaborate.
Reliquary
container for holy relics.
High-Relief
a sculpted figure projects from the background.
Cloisonne
decorative work in which enamel, glass, or gemstones are separated by strips of flattened wire placed edge ways on a metal backing.
Tympanum
a vertical recessed triangle shape forming the center of a pediment, decorated.