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1

the expression of a generalized moral statement or truth by means of symbolic actions or figures

allegory

2

a canopy or canopylike structure above an altar or throne

baldachino

3

a printmaking process in which an impression is taken from a metal plate on which the image has been etched, or eaten away by acid

etching

4

an engraving in which the image is scratched directly into the surface of a metal plate with a pointed instrument

drypoint

5

the theme that is the transitory nature of earthly things and the inevitability of death

vanitas

6

a style in art, developed in France and England, in which Chinese imagery was adapted to garden design, architecture follies, costumes, and decorative motifs

chinoiserie

7

the thick application of paint, usually oil or acrylic, to a canvas or panel

impasto

8

paint made of pigments suspended in water

watercolor

9

a printmaking process in which the printing surface is a smooth stone or plate on which an image is drawn with a crayon or some other oily substance

lithography

10

literally the "advanced guard"; a term used to denote innovators or non-traditionalists in a particular field

Avant-garde

11

-Frivolous
-Sometimes satirical
-Made for aristocracy
-Chinoiserie

Roccoco

12

-Rejects romanticism
-Aims to depict real people and all social classes
-Does not avoid the difficult aspects of life
-Interest in personal freedom and rights- especially those of workers
-Popularity of realistic imagery grows with the popularity of photography

Realism

13

-1860's Paris
-Tired of academic painting
-Subject matter isn't overly political- leisure, landscapes, domesticity
-Direct painting
-Focus on light, vision, optical realism
-Photography influences compositions of paintings and drawings
-New pigments allow for new, bright paint colors

Impressionism

14

exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theatre, and music.

Baroque