Art history words 2

  1. Patron
    1.a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity.
  2. chi·a·ro·scu·ro
    the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting.
  3. Painterly
    (of a painting or its style) characterized by qualities of color, stroke, and texture rather than of line.
  4. Sfumato
    the technique of allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another, producing softened outlines or hazy forms.
  5. Tenebrism
    Tenebrism, from the Italian, tenebroso (murky), also called dramatic illumination, is a style of painting using very pronounced chiaroscuro, where there are violent contrasts of light and dark, and where darkness becomes a dominating feature of the image.
  6. Symbolism
    the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
  7. Camera obscura
    a darkened box with a convex lens or aperture for projecting the image of an external object onto a screen inside. It is important historically in the development of photography.
  8. Arabesque ornamental design consisting of intertwined flowing lines, originally found in Arabic or Moorish decoration.
  9. Fresco
    1.a painting done rapidly in watercolor on wet plaster on a wall or ceiling, so that the colors penetrate the plaster and become fixed as it dries.
  10. Genre painting
    a style of painting depicting scenes from ordinary life, especially domestic situations. Genre painting is associated particularly with 17th-century Dutch and Flemish artists.
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