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the scene presented, the story; the action's time and place; the persons involved; and the environment and its details
the people or group that pays artists to make individual works or employed them on a continuous basis
produced the illusion that one part of the body is farther way than another; even though all the forms are on the same surface
systems, "correct" or "ideal" proportions for representing human figures, parts of buildings
the chamber at the center of an ancient temple; in a classical temple, the room in which the cult statue usually stood
one of a series of superimposed band or friezes in a pictorial narriative, or particular levels on which motifs are placed
in sculpture, figures projecting from a background of which they are a part of, the degree of relief is low
a technique used by the ancient Egyptians to preserve human bodies so that they may serve as the eternal home of the immortal Ka
usually the front of a building, also the other sides when they are emphasized architecturally
tall, four-sided shaft of stone, usually tapered and monolithic that rises to a pointed pyramidal top
architectural term denoting an upper level of a building, the walls of which rise above the rooflines of the lower aisles and are pierced with windows. The purpose of the clerestory is to give light to the inner space of a large building.
painting on lime plaster either (fresco secco) or wet (true or buon fresco), in the latter method, the pigments are mixed with water and become chemically bound to the freshly laid lime plaster
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