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the complete work of an artist
light and dark contrast (shading)
Italian for "smoky", technique used to blend details to look more realistic
an artist's workshop
(aka mathematical perspective or one-point perspective) a drawing/ painting method invented in 1420 in Italy by Filippo Brunelleschi, to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface, by drawing a horizon line and multiple orthogonal lines which all meet a central vanishing point on the horizon, giving the appearance of spatial depth
a person who provides financial support for the arts (commission)
represented as perfect in form or character, corresponding to an ideal
a graceful arrangement of the body based on tilted shoulders and hips and bent knees
writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
Sculpture that projects from a flat background
visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object.
a work of art, especially a painting on wood, set above and behind an altar.
"rebirth"; following the Middle Ages, a movement that centered on the revival of interest in the classical learning of Greece and Rome
a painting done in watercolor on wet plaster on a wall or ceiling, so the colors penetrate the plaster and become fixed as it dries
a method of creating the effect of spatial distance in a landscape by subtle variations in color and clarity of objects far away and of the sky as it reaches the horizon. The sky gets lighter at the horizon, the far away objects look blurry, and the mountains in the far distance look grayer/purplish
a method for giving the impression of spatial recession by visual instinct, not by the use of an overall system or program - used before the invention of linear perspective in 1420 by FIlippo Brunelleschi
A technique of painting using pigment mixed with egg yolk, glue, or casein; also, the medium itself.
an Italian term meaning "set against" used to describe the body pose resulting from parts of the body set in opposition to each other around a central axis - developed during the Classical (Greco-Roman) period and revived during the Renaissance. Weight is on one leg, the other is bent at the knee, which puts the hips in one direction and shoulders in another to achieve a sense of balance and life like quality.
the art of setting pieces of wood into a surface to create a pattern
A container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)
a drawing, painting, or photograph of a person, especially the face
a portrait in a larger painting or other work showing the person who commissioned and paid for the image, or a member of his, or (much more rarely) her, family.
a work of art that contains several scenes of the same story painted or sculpted in a single frame
a sunken panel, often ornamental, in a vault of ceiling
A huge marble government building in ancient Rome
an impressive public building or private residence; palace.
an architectural element used for support and/or decoration (this can be an actual 3D column or a depiction of one)
a rounded vault forming the roof of a building or structure, typically with a circular base.
related to the culture of ancient Greece and Rome
a small room, often lavishly decorated, dedicated to reading, studying and writing.
an azure blue semiprecious stone
a traditional type of pigment used for painting, and made by grinding up precious lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone from Afghanistan. The virgin mary is traditionally depicted wearing ultramarine blue
A religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches.
a luxurious handmade book with painted illustrations and decorations
an artwork made up of three panels (often in the form of an altarpiece)
A two-paneled painting or altarpiece.
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