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allegory

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

-can be artistic, oral, or written

2

baldachino

a canopy or canopylike structure above an altar or throne

3

etching

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

4

drypoint

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

5

chinoiserie

-a style in art developed in france and england in 18th century
-Chinese imagery was used to adapt to garden design, architectural follies, costumes, and decorative motifs
-one expression of rococo taste

6

vanitas

-a category of painting
-often called a still life
-the theme of which is the transitory nature of earthly things and the inevitability of death

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lithography

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

8

avant-garde

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

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watercolor

a paint made of pigments suspended in water

10

baroque

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

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rococo

-most distinctive 18th century style
-all about the expression of wit and frivolity
-has more somber, satirical undercurrents
-world of fantasy and grace, has a taste for the exotic

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impasto

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

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impressionism

-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

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realism (movement)

-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