2008 6th Grade A&H
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In Greek mythology, these nine sisters were the daughters of Zeus and the goddess of memory. They lived together on Mount Parnassus and inspired art and poetry in mortals.
Leader of the Roman Catholic church. He is regarded as the successor of Saint Peter, one of Jesus's apostles. He lives and works in a tiny nation within Rome, Italy, called the Vatican.
The path our eyes follow when we look at a work of art. Its purpose is to create unity in the artwork with eye travel. This can be achieved by using repetition, rhythm, and action.
19th century German ROMANTIC composer whose works include symphonies, concertos, and chamber music. He is known for his "Hungarian Dances." His "lullaby" is a beloved short work.
A terrible monster of Greek mythology, it was half man, half bull. It was defeated by Theseus.
This tall tale character who fell out of his parents' wagon in Texas and became lost. He was raised by a coyote. He had a horse named Widowmaker and a whip made from a live rattlesnake. The woman of his dreams was named Slue-Foot Sue, and he once rode a tornado.
One of the seven basic elements of music. In music, the speed at which a piece is performed. It is the Italian word for "time."
In one of Edvard MUNCH's best-known works, a skeletal figure walks across a bridge, cupping his ears and screaming.
The original title of this fairy teal is La Belle au Bois Dormant. In Charles Perrault's Tales of Mother Goose, this princess pricks her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel.
Former astronaut who served four terms as a United States senator. This Ohioan was the first American to orbit the earth and also the oldest person to go into space.
One of the seven elements of art. It is the three-dimensional type of shape and illustrates volume. It is made up of three elements: length, width, and depth. Spheres, cylinders, and cubes are examples.
Fictional masked Texas Ranger who, with his Native American companion Tonto and his white stallion, Silver, fights injustice in the American Old West.
A set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. They include the waltz, foxtrot, and tango. The men usually wear tuxedos and the women wear flowing dresses.
This woman's work with the poor in India and other Third World countries earned her a spot in the hearts of the citizens of the world. IN 1950, she founded a religious order called the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. She was a nun who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her compassionate work.
This dance step is common in the rumba, waltz, and foxtrot. It is so named because of the four-cornered pattern it makes.
A monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon or serpent. Defeated by Bellerophon.
A stringed instrument much used in the BAROQUE era in music. Often they look like pianos, but they have a characteristic tinkly sound.
Major religion of India. It is the world's third largest religion, and is said to be the "oldest living religion." Its followers practice yoga and believe in karma and are forbidden to eat any beef product. They also believe that the soul is reborn into a new body after death through a process called reincarnation.
Period of silence indicated by a musical symbol.
Leader of the followers of Buddhism.
Italian for "light dark," it is a fine art technique defined as the dramatic use of light and shadow to create a mood or focal point in a painting.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
18th century Austrian composer, one of the great figures in the history of music. A child prodigy, he began composing music before he was five. He is a leading composer of the Classical era. He wrote chamber music, symphonies, operas, and masses. Three of his best known compositions are A Little Night Music, Don Giovanni, and The Marriage of Figaro. He died at the age of 35.
In mythology, she boasted that she could weave better than Athena herself. This Greek mythological character was turned into a spider for her arrogant boasting.
Originally part of an advertising campaign for a logging company, he is a mythological lumberjack who is usually believed to be a giant as well as a lumberjack of unusual skill. He was supposedly given a big, blue ox named Babe, by Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett.
A painting on wet plaster. When the plaster dries, the painting is bonded to the wall. Popular during the Renaissance, a famous example is "The Last Supper" by DA VINCI.
One of the seven elements of art. It is created by a mark, with length and direction, drawn by a pointed, moving tool. Types include: vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved, and zigzag.
Colors that are created by mixing pigments of primary and adjoining secondary colors and the color wheel.
A huge serpent with nine heads. It lived at Lerna, in a pool formed by the Amymone spring. It was defeated by Hercules as one of his 12 tasks.
Some critics disagree that this form of art can even be called "art" rather than vandalism. Traces of this controversial type of art have been found in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
An extended piece of music for one voice in an opera, usually accompanied by an orchestra.
In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development. This former U.S. president helped negotiate the Camp David Accords in 1978, has more recently spoken out again the Guantanamo Bay Prison, and is a former Governor from Georgia.
SHAKESPEARE wrote several examples of this kind of play based on the lives of English kings, including King John, Richard II, and the series of Henry plays. This type of drama takes its inspiration from real events.
The name of the most famous theater where SHAKESPEARE's plays were performed. It burned in 1613 during a performance of Henry VIII.
A popular, patriotic American song during the Revolutionary War.
A slave and story-teller who lived in ancient Greece. His fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Stories such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Ant and the Grasshopper are well-known throughout the world.
A horizontal band that runs above doorways and windows or below the cornice. It may be decorated with designs or carvings.
18th century Austrian composer, recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers. He is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over 40 operas. His best known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons. He was a priest who taught as an all-girls school. Because of his red hair, he was often called the Red Priest.
Element of dance, also known as alignment, involves having a neutral spine and a good body carriage.
German religious leader who founded Protestantism after protesting against the policies of the roman Catholic Church he felt were wrong. In 1517, he nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg in protest.
Extra instruction to an actor or director, written into the script of a play such as [Exit left], [angrily], and [Enter right]. It gives an actor more information as to how he or she should behave in certain scenes.
Branch of Islam founded in the 15th century by Guru Nanak. It teaches that all people are born equal and should have equal opportunities. Guru means "spiritual leader" There are over 20 million followers worldwide, concentrated in Punjab, India.
A type of ballroom dance that is performed by couples who go through a series of graceful, swirling turns. It originated in Vienna, Austria. Commonly in ¾ time with a strong accent on the first beat, this dance is often associated with the composer Johann Strauss. However, the Boston Waltz originated in the United States.
The greatest Greek warrior of the Trojan War. The only way to kill him was to attack his one weak spot, his heel. Today, we use this term to describe the one weakness in a person's character.