AP Art History Terms 2

Printing Press

1452, Gutenburg's Bible

Graphic Media

Woodcut, engraving, etching

Etching terms

Biting the plate, states of the print

Venus of Urbino

Allegory of fidelity in marriage, intimate context

Maya Codex

an ancient manuscript text in book form

Council of Trent

Art as propaganda for the faith


Theme in baroque.The highest point in the development of something; a culmination or climax


Theme in baroque.


Tendency in baroque architecture.

Grand Manner

Tendency in baroque architecture. An idealized aesthetic style derived from classical art.


an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions


Tenebrism. Dark Manner. The rendering of reality through the use of the strong contrasts of light and shadow


a total work of art. A work of art that makes use of all or many art forms or strives to do so.


A canopy (on columns) of state typically placed over an altar or throne


the governing idea in the Catholic Baroque

Major baroque themes

time and light

French Classical Baroque

The style of French art shows a classical adherence to certain rules of proportion

Biombo Screen

Mexican folding screen inspired by Japanese art


decorative articles, typically made of wood, that have been coated with lacquer.

Motivation for dutch art

Specialization and free market competition. Fashion in still lives.

The vanitas theme

Memento mori. Contemplation on the brevity of life. The momentary, the transient