Flashcards in First Quiz Deck (45)
Creating the illusion of 3D on a 2D surface using light and shade
Wall made of stone without the use of mortar; found at Newgrange
Three colors that can be used to create every other color, from which all the colors are derived; Red, Blue, Yellow
Stele of Hammurabi
Sunken relief at the top, text on the bottom; the text denotes the laws of Hammurabi, a memorable one basically "eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth"
Oldest cave painting, southeastern France. Contains "WALL PAINTING WITH HORSES, AUROCHS(ANCIENT OXEN), AND RHINOCEROSES". Discovered in 1994.
Originally named Amenhotep IV, ruled from 1353-1336 bce. New Kingdom pharoh Founded new religion honoring single god, the life giving sun disk Aten. Akhenaten means literally "One who is effective on behalf of Aten". Change in artistic convention to reflect new religion. Wife Nefertiti. Builds new capital between Giza & Thebes, names it Akhetaten. Period he rules in is known as Amarna Period. Artwork depicts him with elongated form, protruding stomach, feminine features.
Does not depict a recognizable subject matter
Stele of Naram-Sin
employs Hieratic Scale, depicts Naram-Sin bigger than everyone else walking above people holding weapons like a spear and wearing a helmet with horns. Tells the story of his important military victory. c. 2254-2218 bce
The material or materials from which a work of art is made.
Arrangement of forms in a work of art
Forms of art or formal analysis
Relates to the forms of art
in Ireland, renovated by Michael O'Kelly. Constructed using corbeling. Contains sunbox, built with winter solstice in mind. circa 3000-2500 bce: Neolithic
Visual components of art.
Also relates to 3d art
Periods of Prehistoric Art
Mesolithic aka Paleo/Neo overlap
Horizontal bands or rows
meaning 'light', pictures from light
Traditional way of representing forms
large stone structures
Relative size indicates relative importance
Used to store and mix paint while painting.
Ancient Egypt: flat stone used to grind and prepare makeup
Subjective viewpoint or feeling of artist in work of art.
Sculpture in the Round
Intensity of color
First female pharoh, still portrayed in artwork as male. Declared self King Hatshepsut.Ruled in the New Kingdom
Actual or implied physical feel of a piece of art
Uses lines as primary means of definiton.
Sculpture protruding from backdrop