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AH 1700 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Woolly Mammoth, Stone Age, Megalith

Chapter 1: Stone Age Art Vocabulary Incise- make details Sculpture in the round- sculpture not on wall, you cannot walk around Relief sculpture- carved on “a building” or carved on a wall Chisel- hand tool with a shar...

Art History
AH 1700
Anthony Elizabeth
AH 1700 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Reims Cathedral, English Gothic Architecture, Rayonnant
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Chapter 13.2 Notes Key Terms • Rayonnant style- the “radiant” style of gothic architecture, dominant in the second half th of the 13 century and associated with the French royal court of Louis ...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture 14: Chapter 9.2 Notes
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Chapter 9.2 Notes Key Terms • Iconclasm- the destruction of religious or sacred images; in Byzantium, the period from 726 to 843 when there was an imperial ban on such images; the destroyers of the images ...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Groin Vault, Sexpartite Vault, Romanesque Art
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Chapter 12.2 Notes Key Terms • Historiated initial- enlarged, introductory letter in a written word that contains within the body of the letter a pictoral scene or figure related to the text it introduces. Th...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Giotto, Nicola Pisano, Giovanni Pisano
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Chapter 14 Key Terms • Renaissance Humanism- in the Renaissance, an emphasis on education and on expanding knowledge (especially of classical antiquity), the exploration of individual potential and a d...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture 15: Chapter 10.1 Notes
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Chapter 10.1 Notes Key Terms • Hypostyle mosque- Mosque in which the prayer hall is formed of rows of vertical supports, or columns, that can multiply indefinitely. Dominant type in the early period. • Qi...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture 16: Chapter 10.2 Notes
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Chapter 10.2 Notes Key Terms • Muqarnas- stucco decorations of Islamic buildings in which stalactite like forms break a structure’s solidity • Madrasa- an Islamic theological college adjoining and often ...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture 17: Chapter 11 Notes
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Chapter 11 Notes Key Terms • Cloisonne- a decorative metalwork technique employing cloisons; also decorative brickwork in later Byzantine architecture • Interlace- a decorative element found in medieval ...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Laon Cathedral, Saint Giles, Laon
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Chapter 13 Notes Key Terms • Ogival (pointed) arch- a narrow arch of pointed profile, in contrast to a semicircular arch • Gothic rib vault- a vault in which he diagonal and transverse ribs compose a str...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Barrel Vault, Pilgrimage Church, Pope Urban Ii
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Chapter 12.1 Notes Key terms • Barrel vault- semicylindrical in cross-section, is in effect a deep arch or an uninterrupted series of arches, one behind the other, over an oblong space • Historiated capi...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture 7: Chapter 5.3 Notes
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Chapter 5.3 Notes Key Terms • Mosaic- patterns or pictures made by embedding small pieces of stone or glass in cement on surfaces such as walls and floors; also the tech...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Antoninus Pius, Julia Domna, Heroic Nudity
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Chapter 7.3 Notes Key Terms • Apotheosis- elevated to the rand of g-ds, or the ascent to heaven • Encaustic- a painting technique in which pigment is mixed with melted wax...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Jigsaw Puzzle, Saints Vitalis And Agricola, Marriage In Islam
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Chapter 9 Notes Key Terms • Pendentives- a concave, triangular section of a hemisphere, four of which provide the transition from a square area to the circular base of a...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Porta Maggiore, Roman Engineering, Ancient Greek Architecture
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Chapter 7.2 Notes Key Terms • Incrustation- wall decoration consisting of bright panels of different colors • Triumphal arch- a monumental archway; usually they are built t...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine
AH 1700 Lecture 9: Chapter 7.1 Notes
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Chapter 7.1 Notes Key Terms • Pseudoperipteral temple- In Roman architecture, a pseudoperipteral temple has a series of engaged columns all around the sides and back of ...

Art History
AH 1700
Fernandez Catherine

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