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Art Appreciation Ch. 15
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The Venus of Willendorf figure is most likely__________________________.
a fertility figure
The sculpture below is static, meaning it is_________________________.
block-like and rigid
Many Egyptian and Greek sculptures have very similar proportions and appearances due to sculptors using ____________________________, or a set of rules and measurements.
canon of proportion
What is the difference between a sculpture that is in "relief" or a sculpture "in the round"?
relief is a sculpture in a flat surface, In the round can be seen form all angles.
Some early Greek sculptures are identified as Kouros or Kore. Which word refers to male, and which one refers to female?
Kore = Female, Kouros = Male
Classical Greek sculpture, like the "Discus Thrower" emphasizes ____________________________.
a balance between emotion and restraint
When a figure puts it's weight on one leg, it is known as "weight shift". The weight shift causes the ______________________.
Idealism is a philosophy that pervaded all facets of Greek society. In sculpture terms, idealism refers to_______________________.
the perfect proportions of the body
The sculpture below is a great example of Hellenistic Art because it is_________________.
dramatic and emotional
What did the Romans begin to use that made their portrait bust sculptures look so realistic?
molds and death masks
The Coliseum was used for killing animals, executing criminals, and gladiator battles. Why was it used for such bloody events?
spilling of blood was at the center or Roman religious practice.
Only about 1/3 or 33% of the Coliseum remains. Why?
earthquake and looting in the middle-ages
Fresco is a painting method used by the Romans in which ____________________________.
paint is applied to damp plaster
The Giant Head of Constantine has very large eyes. It is said he is looking to______________________.
the Heaven's and the future of Rome
The City of Rome fell to the Visigoths in 410 A.D., marking the beginnings of the middle-ages. Why?
much information and building knowledge was lost or destroyed
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