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Broadside A broadside is a large sheet of paper that was printed on one side and were commonly made as posters to announced events or proclamations, or to just simply advertise.

Carpet Pages Carpet pages are pages in an illuminated manuscripts that are highly decorated with little or no text.

Egyptian Eyptian art ranges from 5000 BCE to 300 CE where symbolism and hieretical scale played a large role in everyday life.

Gothic Churches that contain ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, and pointed arches that were constructed in the early 15th century up till the beginning of the rennaisance. These churches would also emphasize verticality and light.

Greek (Geometric) The age of Greek art from 900 BCE to 700 BCE which was widely characterized by geometric images in vase painting.

Greek (Hellenistic) The period from 323 BCE to 31 BCE where architecture, sculpture, paintings/ mosaics, ceramics, terra-cotta, and glass art mixed together. This time period is also considered the “golden age� of Greek art.

High Relief A sculpture where the figures are raised from the background where the elements are free from the background, yet some of the figures cross over each other to indicate depth.

Illuminated Manuscript

An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript where text is accompanied by decorations to the pages, such as initials, borders, and illustrations.

Lacertines Lacertines are interlaces that are created by animal forms, such as snakes, birds, dogs, and lions. They are most commonly found in Celtic art.

Ligature A ligature occurs when two or more letters are joined as a single glyph.

Mesoamerican Mesoamerican art consits of visual arts, dance, literature, decorative motifs, and iconography from pre- Columbian Mesoamerican cultures and civilizations.

Movable Type Movable type is a system of printing and typography where movable components reproduce the elements of a document.

Pointed Arch Pointed arches, also called a lancet arch, were most commonly used in Gothic-style architecture to create taller and more closely spaced openings.

Roman Roman art is considered visual arts from the Roman empire and all of their territories, such as architecture, painting, sculpture, and mosaic work. The two most art styles considered the highest quality are sculpture and painting.

Romanesque Romanesque architecture combined both Roman and Byzantine styles and is known for its massive quality, thick walls, round arches, sturdy piers, groin vaults, large towers, and decorative arcading, also its appearence seems complistic as compared to the later Gothic style.

Rune Stones Rune stones are raised stones with runic inscriptions written on them and are mostly found in Scandanavia.

Stained Glass Stain glass which is found in churches consist of differently colored pieces of glass placed together to create an image of one of the stories from the bible.

Tenebrism Tenebrism is a style of painting where drastic forms of light and darkness fight to become the dominating feature of an image.

Tympanum Tympanums are triangle or semi-circlular decorative wall surface over the entrance of a building which contains sculptures or other imagery.

Woodcut Woodcutting is a relief printing proccess where an image is cut onto a block of wood where the parts that are to be printed are level with the surface and the resst is carved out of the block of wood, then ink is rolled onto the block of wood and stamped down onto the printable material.

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