AH Vocab Renaissance

  1. Chiaroscuro
    in art is characterized by strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for using contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects such as the human body.

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  2. Cornice
    is generally any horizontal decorative molding that crowns any building or furniture element: the cornice over a door or window, for instance, or the cornice around the edge of a pedestal

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  3. Entablature
    refers to the superstructure of moldings and bands which lie horizontally above columns, resting on their capitals

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  4. Foreshortening
    refers to the visual effect or optical illusion that an object or distance appears shorter than it actually is because it is angled toward the viewer.

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    B has perspective foreshortening
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