Newoclassical/Romanticism/Rococo Vocabulary Flashcards


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academy

an institution whose main objectives include training artists in an academic tradition, ennobling the profession and holding exhibitions

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calotype

a type of early photography developed by William H F Talbot that is characterized by its grainy quality

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camera obscura

"dark room," a box with lens which captures light and casts an image on the opposite side

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daguerreotype

a type of early photography developed by Louis Daguerre that is characterized by a shiny surface, meticulous finish and clarity of detail

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exemplum virtuis

a painting that tells a moral tale for the viewer

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fete galante

an 18th century French style of painting that depicts the aristocracy walking through a forested landscape

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the sublime

any cathartic experience from the catastrophic to the intellectual that causes the view to marvel in awe, wonder and passion

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grand tour

in order to complete their education, young Englishmen and Americans in the 18th century undertook a journey to Italy to absorb ancient and Renaissance sites

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odalisque

a women slave in a harem

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pastel

colored chalk that when mixed with other ingredients produces a medium that has a soft and delicate hue

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photogram

an image made by placing objects on photosensitive paper and exposing them to light to produce a silhouette

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salon

a government-sponsored exhibition of artworks held in Paris

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school

a group of artists who share the same philosophy, work around the same time, but not necessarily together