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Class:ARH 2000 - Art History & Appreciation I
Subject:Art History
University:Lake-Sumter Community College
Term:Fall 2011
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icon A sacred image.
(from the Greek eikon, meaning image)
portraiture The art of making portraits.
self-portraits A visual representation of an artist depicted by him- or herself.

e.g. Vincent van Gogh
palette 1. A rigid, flat surface on which a painter arranges and mixes pigments..
2. The range of colors used by an artist
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patron The person or group who commissions works of art from an artist.
halos Circle or disk of golden light surrounding the head of a holy figure.
aesthetic The theory and vocabulary of an individual artistic style.
ziggurat A trapezoidal stepped structure representing a mountain in ancient Mesopotamia.
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landscape A pictorial representation of natural scenery.
still life A picture consisting principally of inanimate objects such as fruit, flowers, or pottery.
nonrepresentational (nonfigurative) Not representing any known object in nature.
naturalism (naturalistic) A style of art seeking to represent objects as they actually appear in nature.
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representational Representing natural objects in recognizable form.
figurative Representing the likeness of a recognizable human (or animal) figure.
illusionism (illusionistic) A type of art in which the objects are intended to appear real.
tromp l'oeil Illusionistic painting that "deceives the eye" with its appearance of reality.

I would also add "on purpose." - Cyd
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Apocrypha Certain books of the Bible, the authority and authenticity of which are in doubt.
portrait A representation of a specific person; a likeness.
ground plan A plan of the ground floor of a building, seen from above (as distinguished from an elevation).
diptych A writing tablet or work of art consisting of two panels side-by-side and connected by hinges.
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aesthetics The philosophy and science of art and artistic phenomena.
iconology The study of the meaning or content of a larger program to which individual works of art belong.
program The arrangement of a series of images into a coherent whole.
stained-glass Windows composed of pieces of colored glass held in place by strips of lead.
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underpainting A preliminary painting subsequently covered by the final layer(s) of paint.
expressive content The emotions and feelings created by a work of art.
formalism The doctrine or practice of strict adherence to stylized shapes or other external forms.
Gospel One of the first four books of the New Testament, which recount the life of Christ.
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 iconA sacred image.
(from the Greek eikon, meaning image)
 portraitureThe art of making portraits.
 self-portraitsA visual representation of an artist depicted by him- or herself.

e.g. Vincent van Gogh
 palette1. A rigid, flat surface on which a painter arranges and mixes pigments..
2. The range of colors used by an artist
 patronThe person or group who commissions works of art from an artist.
 halosCircle or disk of golden light surrounding the head of a holy figure.
 aestheticThe theory and vocabulary of an individual artistic style.
 zigguratA trapezoidal stepped structure representing a mountain in ancient Mesopotamia.
 landscapeA pictorial representation of natural scenery.
 still lifeA picture consisting principally of inanimate objects such as fruit, flowers, or pottery.
 nonrepresentational (nonfigurative)Not representing any known object in nature.
 naturalism (naturalistic)A style of art seeking to represent objects as they actually appear in nature.
 representationalRepresenting natural objects in recognizable form.
 figurativeRepresenting the likeness of a recognizable human (or animal) figure.
 illusionism (illusionistic)A type of art in which the objects are intended to appear real.
 tromp l'oeilIllusionistic painting that "deceives the eye" with its appearance of reality.

I would also add "on purpose." - Cyd
 ApocryphaCertain books of the Bible, the authority and authenticity of which are in doubt.
 portraitA representation of a specific person; a likeness.
 ground planA plan of the ground floor of a building, seen from above (as distinguished from an elevation).
 diptychA writing tablet or work of art consisting of two panels side-by-side and connected by hinges.
 aestheticsThe philosophy and science of art and artistic phenomena.
 iconologyThe study of the meaning or content of a larger program to which individual works of art belong.
 programThe arrangement of a series of images into a coherent whole.
 stained-glassWindows composed of pieces of colored glass held in place by strips of lead.
 underpaintingA preliminary painting subsequently covered by the final layer(s) of paint.
 expressive contentThe emotions and feelings created by a work of art.
 formalismThe doctrine or practice of strict adherence to stylized shapes or other external forms.
 GospelOne of the first four books of the New Testament, which recount the life of Christ.
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