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Visual arts

Of or pertaining to any artistic creation that we can look at, such as paintings, drawings, or video footage.

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acropolis

Art history; Visual arts

Greek for “high city,” the term refers to the elevated portions of cities on which the main temples were built.

altar

Art history; Visual arts

A raised surface or place used as the practical focal point of a religious service.

draw

Art history; Visual arts

To mark lines and shapes on a surface (though not necessarily to produce a likeness). Insofar as drawing concerns mainly line, shape and form, it is considered distinct from painting, which concerns ...

abecedary

Art history; Visual arts

A list, often a book, with items in alphabetical order.

chiaroscuro

Art history; Visual arts

From the italian for “light and dark,” a term used to describe art that uses strongly contrasting lighted and shaded areas, particularly in suggesting the volumes of objects.

contour

Art history; Visual arts

Outline; contour drawing is that which concentrates on producing a line corresponding to the observed outline of an object or figure.

charcoal

Art history; Visual arts

Burned (and most often compressed) wood used for drawing.

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