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Fine art

Of, or pertaining to the creation of, any visual art that was considered to have been created for purely aesthetic purposes.

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condottiere

Arts & crafts; Fine art

Until the mid-fifteenth century, condottieri were mercenary leaders in the employ of Italian city-states.

collage

Arts & crafts; Fine art

Collage is from the French meaning "paste up". The combination of pieces of cloth, magazines and other found objects to create artwork.

chromolithography

Arts & crafts; Fine art

A color-printing process in which separate printing plates are used to apply each component color. Often called "four-color printing because the full range of color tones are achieved with only four ...

collograph

Arts & crafts; Fine art

Printing technique in which proofs are pulled back from a block on which the artwork or design is built up like a collage, creating a relief.

coated paper

Arts & crafts; Fine art

Paper manufactured with a thin surface coating of clay. This coating produces an extremely sharp, finely detailed image because it prevents ink from penetrating the paper fibers.

charcoal and conte crayon

Arts & crafts; Fine art

In stick form, both give you a very strong, dark line. A disadvantage to these crayons is that they break easily and tend to smudge. Can be found is stick form as well.

chiaroscuro

Arts & crafts; Fine art

The term chiaroscuro refers to the fine art painting modeling effect of using a strong contrast between light and dark to give the illusion of depth or three-dimensionality. This comes from the ...

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