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The Classical convention of representing standing human figures with opposing alternations of tension and relaxation on each side of a central axis

contrapposto

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A roofing and arching technique in which each course of stone projects inward and slightly beyond the previous layer.

corbelling

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A manuscript page

folio

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A Roman town center; site of temples and administrative buildings and used as a market or public gathering area.

forum

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A figure in _________ _______ usually appears in profile with feet, legs and hips turned to the side but with the torso facing forward.

composite pose

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An image created as a devotonal offering to a god or other deity.

votive figure

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The use of different sizes for significant or holy figures and those of everyday world to indicate relative importance. The larger the figure, the greater its importance.

hierarchical scale

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An instrument with a pointed end, which makes a delicate line or stratch. Used for cuneiform writing.

stylus

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An Assyrian protective diety, often depicated as having a human's head, a body of an ox or a lion

lamassu

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A style in which artistis concern themselves with describing the exterior likeness of an object or person, usually by rendering its visible details in a finely executed, meticulous manner

verism

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A spiral scroll, as seen on an Ionic capital.

volute

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A triangular gable found over major architectural elements

pediment

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Lifelike description of the appearance of objects, people, and the natural world. When capitalized as ________, refers to a specific movement in European art during the mid-nineteenth century that associates realism with a social or political message.

realism

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a stylistic departure from the realistic appearance of things in order to portray more accurately the ideal essence of things.

idealism

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The sacred enclosure in which one or more Greek temples stand.

temenos

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A large interior room characterized by many cloed spaced columns that support its roof.

hypostyle hall

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Defication of a person or thing. In art, often shown as an ascent to haven or glory, borne by an eaglee, angels, ot putti

apotheosis

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Art that does not attempt to describe the appearance of visible forms but rather to transform them into stylized patterns or to alter them in conformity to ideas.

abstract

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A sculpture of a draped femaile figure acting as a column supporting an entablature

caryatids

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A room in a monastery housing a workshop for writing or copying manuscripts.

scriptorium