Newest Assignments and Dates (If assignment is online it shall be stated below)

  • 03-17-2008 - 03-21-2008 -Spring Break (FREEDOM)
  • 03-21-2008 -Art History Outline and images
  • Still during spring break: Read Lord of the Flies for techniques/devices, 3 allusions due.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Art History-Chap. 17 vocab

Martyrium: Round shrine to a martyred saint.
Greek cross plan: A truly central plan church, a dome covered the central part
Composite capitol: A Corinthian column with added ionic volutes
Trompe l'oeil: "fool-the-eye", the use of linear perspective to make things look realistic
Intarsia: Wood inlay
Undercut: To cut under to create shadows and increase the illusion of 3-D
Fresco: Mural painting on wet plaster
Aedicula: a framed niche
Sinopia: sketch made on the wall before painters began to work
Seraphim: angels of the highest rank
Stigmata: The miraculous appearance of Christ's wounds on the saints body.

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