Baroque Vocabulary Flashcards


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arcadian

a simple rural and rustic setting used especially in Venetian paintings of the High Renaissance; named after Arcadia, a district in Greece to which poets and painters have attributed a rural simplicity and an idyllically untroubled world

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canvas

a heavy woven material used as the surface of a painting; first widely used in Venice

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chiaroscuro

a gradual transition from light to dark in a painting; forms are not determined by sharp outlines, but by the meeting of lighter and darker areas

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di sotto in su

"from the bottom up," works are ceiling paintings in which the figures seem to be hovering above the viewers, often looking down on us

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enconchados

shell-inlay paintings; tiny fragments of mother-of-pearl placed onto a wooden support and canvas and covered with a yellowish tint and thin glazes of paint

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entombment

a painting or sculpture depicting Jesus Christ's burial after his crucifixion

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genre painting

painting in which scenes of everyday life are depicted

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glazes

thin transparent layers put over a painting to alter the color and build up a rich sonorous effect

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mestizo

someone of mixed European and Native American descent

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sfumato

developed by Leonardo; a technique of blurring or softening sharp outlines, it distances the view from the subject

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sibyl

a greco-roman prophetess whom Christians saw as prefiguring the coming of Jesus Christ

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still life

a painting of a grouping of inanimate objects, such as flowers or fruit

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tenebroso/tenebrism

a dramatic dark and light contrast in a painting

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vanitas

a theme in still life painting that stresses the brevity of life and the folly of human vanity