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Arcadian

rural, rustic, or pastoral

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Belvedere

a building, or architectural feature of a building, designed and situated to look out upon a pleasing scene

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Capriccio

an architectural fantasy, placing architectural elements and remains in fantastical combinations

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Cupola

a light structure on dome or roof

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Escutcheon

a shield or shieldlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted

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Tholos

a circular building

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Vellum

animal skin used for writing

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Veronese

pertaining to city of Verona

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Theologians

person versed in divine studies

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Quoins

cornerstone or wedge of wood or metal for securing type in a chase

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Bucranium

an ornament, especially on a frieze, having the form of the skull of an ox

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Intonaco

the last and finest coat of plaster in fresco painting

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Vatican

city with religion and stuffs

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Reformation

dat religious movement

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Loggia

a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.

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Sfumato

areas blend together with no harsh outlines in painting

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Prophet

someone who predicts stuff

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Papacy

the office, dignity, or jurisdiction of the pope.

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Balustrade

a railing with closely spaced supports for a railing

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Stringcourses

horizontal band projecting from wall

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Segmental pediments

A pediment whose upper bounding surface has the shape of an arc of a circle having a large radius of curvature

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Chiaroscuro

the use of light and shade in painting to enhance delineation of character and dramatic effect

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Dado

lower part of wall

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Sibyl

female prophet or witch

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Gestures

a movement or position of body part that expresses idea, emotion, etc.

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Elongated

lengthened

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Juxtapositions

state of being close or side by side

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Contortion

twisted, bent, or out of shape

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Plinth

a slablike member beneath the base of a column or pier

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Protestant

a division of Christianity

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Panoramic

an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions

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Alchemy

form of chemistry of transmuting metals to gold

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Anamorphic image

where you look at the image at a certain angle to see image as the artist intended

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Chiaroscuro woodcut

old master prints in woodcut using two or more blocks printed in different colors

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Chateau

castle or fortress

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Genre

a realistic style of painting using such subject matter.

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Landschaft

German concept of landscape which attempted to classify landscapes

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Maulstick

a long stick used by artists to steady the hand holding the brush