Flashcards in Master Vocab List Deck (168)
Literally, "a high city", a Greek temple complex built on a hill over a city.
A building material made from earth, straw, or clay dried in the sun.
-A public plaza in a Greek city where commercial, religious, and societal activities are conducted.
-A public square or market place in a Roman city.
Art created during the reign of Akhenaton, which features a more relaxed figure style than in Old and Middle Kingdom art.
Having four columns in the front and rear of a temple.
A two-handled Greek storage jar.
An Egyptian symbol of life.
Having characteristics of the human form, although the form itself is not human.
An audience hall in a Persian palace.
Having the power to ward off evil or bad luck.
A flowing, intricate, and symmetrical pattern deriving from floral motifs.
Carefully cut and grooved stones that support a building without the use of concrete or other kinds of masonry.
Greek goddess of war and wisdom; patron of Athens.
Atmospheric or Aerial Perspective
Landscapes that give the illusion of distance are done in this perspective.
A courtyard in a Roman house or before a Christian church.
A building with an elongated ground plan.
Offered in fulfillment of a vow or pledge.
A schematic, non-realistic manner of representing the visible world and its contents, abstracted from the way they appear in nature.
Hierarchy of scale
A system of representation that expresses a person's importance by the size of his or her representation in a work of art.
The tradition of depicting heads of figures on the same level.
A Latin expression that means that something is in its original location.
The reuse of architectural or sculptural pieces in a building(s) generally different from their original location.
A body of rules or laws; in Greek art, the ideal mathematical proportion of a figure.
A graceful arrangement of the body based on tilted shoulders and a bent knee.
A visual effect in which an object is shortened and turned deeper into the picture plane to give the effect of receding in space.
Depth and recession in a painting or a relief sculpture.
Objects in this perspective achieve 3D in the two-dimensional world of the picture plane.
All the lines within a linear perspective; draw the view back in space to the vanishing point.
A common point within perspective (particularly linear perspective) drawings/paintings.