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18 terms

Words Dealing with Art Other than Music

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cameo
1. carved gem with a design higher and of different color than its background
2. brief role, usually limited to a single scene, by a prominent actor or actress
3. brief passage of exceptionally fine writing
campanile
bell tower
canto
one of the chief divisions of a long poem
chiaroscuro
1. distribution and treatment of light and shade in painting or sketching
2. painting or drawing that uses only light and shade
cupola
1. rounded roof; dome
2. small dome or tower on a roof
fresco
1. art of painting with watercolors on damp fresh plaster
2. picture or design so painted
intaglio
design engraved by making cuts in a surface
majolica
enameled Italian pottery richly decorated in colors
mezzanine
intermediate story in a theater between the main floor and the first balcony
mezzotint
picture engraved on copper or steel by polishing or scraping away parts of a roughened surgace
patina
film or incrustation, usually green, on the surface of old bronze or copper
portico
roof supported by columns, forming a porch or a covered walk
rialto
1. marketplace
2. theater district of a town
rotunda
1. round building, especially one with a dome or cupola
2. large round room
stucco
plaster for covering exterior walls of buildings
tempera
method of painting in which the colors are mixed with white of egg or other substances, instead of oil
terra-cotta
1. kinda of hard, brownish-red earthenware, used for vases, statuettes, ect.
2. dull brownish-red color
torso
1. trunk or body of a status without head, arms or legs
2. human trunk