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Composition

The overall arrangement organizing, or structure of a work of art

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Iconography

Identifying and studying the subject matter and conventional symbols in works of art

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Medium

Material form which a work of art is made

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Narrative

Telling a story in the 'art' form

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Symbolism

Movement suggesting ideas through symbols and emphasizes the meanings behind the forms, lines, shapes, and colours

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Technique

Skill used to create the 'art' effect

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Art

Quality production expression, or realm of what is beautiful, or more than ordinary significance

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4 Types of Investigation

1. Physical Properties
2. Formal Structure
3. Iconography
4. Cultural Context

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Iconology

Interpreting works of art as embodiments of cultural situation by placing them within broad, social, political, religious and intellectual contexts

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"Still Life Painting"

Picutres of inanimate objects and fruits or flower taken out of their natural contexts

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Vanitas

Image where all objects symbolize the transcendent of life

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Dendrochronology

Seeing how old a tree is by counting it's rings

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Altar Piece

Panel placed at back, infront, or behind an altar

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Panel Painting

Any painting on a wood support

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Perspective

System of representing 3D space, on a 2D surface

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Modeling

Creating illusion of 3D on 2D surface, using light and shade

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Formal Analysis

Visual Character artist bring to their work using line, form, colour, and light, through it's overall structure or composition

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Axis

Implied line around which elements are composed or arranged

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Physical Properties

Shape, size, materials, and technique

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Formal Structure

Discovering composition (what kind of axis is used in painting)

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Iconography (Subject Matter)

2 meanings.

1. Perceive "natural subject matter" by recognizing forms and situations that we know from our own experience

2. Use iconography to identify conventional meanings as bearers of narrative or symbolic content

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Cultural Context

Natural Subject Matter, iconography, iconolgy