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art final

In art, a __________ is usually defined as a moving dot and is both the simplest and most complex of the visual elements.
Light against dark or dark against light create visual differences in ___________.
From the Italian for "light-dark," what term is sometimes used in place of the word modeling?
A triangular glass solid that breaks down sunlight or white light into different colors is called a ___________.
The colors opposite each other on the color wheel are ____________.
Actual texture is primarily experienced through the sense of ___________.
In art, __________ refers to the distribution of the actual or apparent weight of the compositional elements.
The classical Greek sculptor Polykleitos was the first known artist to apply the principle of __________ in order to achieve overall naturalistic balance in the human body's stance.
weight shift
__________ refers to a distinctive handling of elements and media associated with the work of an individual artist, a school or movement, or a specific culture or period.
__________ refers to the portrayal of people and things as they actually are, with no idealization or distortion.
__________ is the study of the themes and symbols in the visual arts: the figures and images that lend works their underlying meanings.
__________ is both a very realistic portrait of rural life in America and an icon of American art due to its many commercial reproductions on cereal boxes, greeting cards, posters, and the like.
Grant Wood's American Gothic
Broadly defined, __________ is the art of running an implement that leaves a mark over a surface.
Michelangelo's Studies for the Libyan Sybil is a good example of a drawing that was meant to be used __________.
as a preparatory study for another project
In its original meaning, a __________ was a full-scale preliminary drawing executed on paper for projects such as frescoes, stained glass, oil paintings, or tapestries.
A form of charcoal was used by our primitive ancestors to create images on __________.
cave walls
The unforgiving medium of __________ was widely used for drawing from the late Middle Ages to the early 1500s, when it was largely replaced by the lead pencil.
Fifteenth-century artist Gentile da Fabriano applied thinly hammered sheets of gold to his Adoration of the Magi tempera panel using a technique known as __________.
In both tempera and oil painting, the surface of the wood or canvas is covered with a ground of powdered chalk or plaster and animal glue known as _______
The fluidity and portability of watercolor has often lent itself to__________.
rapid sketches and preparatory studies
Intaglio prints are made from __________ into which lines have been incised.
metal plates
Lithography, invented in the beginning of the 19th century by a German playwright, is a planographic, or __________, printing process in which a __________ is used.
surface; stone slab
The word photography is derived from Greek roots that mean __________.
to write with light
By the 1850s, photographic portrait studios became quite popular and began to serve the needs of __________.
the growing middle class
Which of the following is not an additive sculptural process?
Made from the seat and handlebars of an old bicycle, __________ is probably the best known assemblage of all time.
Picasso's Bull Head
According to Marcel Duchamp, the function of a readymade was to __________.
prompt the viewer to think and think again
The prehistoric Stonehenge is one of the earliest examples of __________ construction, in which two stones were set vertically and a third stone laid across them, creating an opening beneath.
post and lintel
Originally a derisive term, __________ uses mass produced, light, easily handled cuts of wood and metal nails for the assembly of millions of homes and small buildings on site.
balloon framiing
The 17,000 almost identical small homes built in post-World War II Levittown, New York, are a reflection of the __________.
need for mass suburban housing for growing metroplitan areas
The Incan fortress of Machu Picchu is considered to be __________ construction, as it was built without any mortar.
dry masonry
Which of the following types of ceramics is fired at the lowest temperature?
Glass that has been spun into fine filaments and is used for insulation is known as __________.
The __________ developed the process of glass blowing and thus made __________ commonplace.
Romans; glass containers
The __________ process utilizes a series of dye baths and wax applications to create a design on fabric.
No smoking signage is an excellent example of a clear, utilitarian form of typography known as a __________.
One of the earliest and most famous "fertility" figurines from the Paleolithic period is the __________.
Venus of Willendorf
Much of ancient Egypt's art and many of its monuments were, in one way or another, linked to __________.
death or the woship of the dead
In New Kingdom Egypt, Amenhotep IV started a revolution in both religion and the arts when he changed his name to Akhenaton to honor the sun god and became a __________. The period of his reign is known as the __________.
monotheist; Amarna period
The ancient Greeks considered themselves to be the center of the universe or "the measure of all things," a concept known as __________.
The circles, squares, patterning, and rigid wedge-shaped torsos depicted on the Dipylon Vase indicate that it is a fine example of the __________ period of Greek art.
The Pantheon's dome is __________ to lessen the weight of it both physically and visually.
Although much Roman art is stylistically derived from Greece, portrait sculptures like Head of a Roman are notable for their incredible __________, made possible by __________.
realism; wax death masks
Perhaps the most famous surviving tapestry is the 230-foot long Romanesque period Bayeux Tapestry, which describes __________ in a continuous narrative.
the invasion of England by William the Conqueror
Unlike Romanesque sculpture, Gothic sculptural figures __________.
have drapery folds that are soft and reveal anatomy
The word __________ is derived from the French and means rebirth.
Considered a true Renaissance man, __________ excelled in engineering, the natural sciences, anatomy, music, and technological prototypes, not to mention creating some of the world's best loved paintings.
Leonardo da Vinci
When Michelangelo was only 27, he carved the 13½-foot statue of David from __________.
a single piece of almost unworkable marble
Gustave Courbet's manifesto reads "To record the manners, ideas, and aspects of the age as I myself saw them - to be a man as well as a painter - in short to create a living art - that is my aim." Courbet is considered the father of __________.
Francisco Goya, who was neither Neoclassicist nor Romantic, is best known for his __________, one of the most famous of which is The Third of May, 1808.
graphic representation of man's inhumanity to man
The dissolution of surfaces and study of local color was central to __________ art, which is dramatically evident in a series of canvases depicting __________ from a variety of angles, during different times of day and seasons.
Claude Monet's; Rouen Cathedral
The Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat's painting technique is known as __________, which is a meticulous application of pigment that he derived from the study of __________.
Pointillism; color theories
In his __________, Vincent van Gogh's vibrant colors, characteristic long, thin strokes and feverish application of paint creates an emotionalism that turns a sleepy town into a cosmic display.
starry night
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's deformity led to an alienation from his family so he instead found a home in __________, as depicted in At the Moulin Rouge.
the cabarets, cafes and bordellos of Paris
Auguste Rodin's The Burghers of Calais is considered a groundbreaking Impressionist sculpture because of its __________.
intense realism and highly textured surfaces that capture the play of light
Wassily Kandinsky, a major proponent of __________, is recognized as the first painter of __________.
Der Blaue reiter; pure abstraction
__________ shut down the Bauhaus in 1933, forcing many of its faculty, including Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, to flee to the United States.
the Nazis
For his Twittering Machine, Paul Klee was influenced in part by __________.
ethnographic and children's art
Surrealism began as a literary movement after World War I, and the group based their writings on the nonrational using a technique known as __________ writing.
Along with their interest in psychoanalysis, the Surrealists also incorporated some of the attitudes and techniques of the __________ movements.
Dada and Fatastic art