Art Review: Terms & Definitions

Elements – colour, texture, shape/form, line, space, value/tone. Principles – repetition, radial balance, rhythm, movement, contrast, unity/harmony, proportion, variety, asymmetrical balance, symmetrical balance, Texture – refers to the look or feel of a surface. Contrast/Emphasis – differences between elements (size, colour, shape). Unity/Harmony – similarities between at least one of the elements. Line – begins…

Art Perspective: Creating the Illusion of Depth on a 2D Surface

Artistic Devices 1. Position on the format 2. Diminishing size 3. Aerial perspective 4. Overlapping 5. Transparency 6. Linear perspective Position on the format: -Objects placed at the bottom of the page appear closer than objects at the top of the page. Diminishing size: -Smaller objects appear further away from the larger objects. Aerial perspective:…

Contributions of Ancient Rome

RELIGION Facilitated the spread of Christianity throughout the Empire. GOVERNMENT Democracy plus Senate (Members represented sections of society) LITERATURE Ovid: Metamorphoses, Virgil: Aeneid, Cicero: Rhetorical works. HISTORICAL WORKS Tacitus: Histories;  Julius Caesar: Histories of  Rome. CONSTRUCTION Marcus Vitruvius Pollio: “De architectura,” deals with urban planning, building materials, temple construction, public and private buildings, and hydraulics,…

What is Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropology is the study of how culture shapes human ideas and learned behaviours.  It examines how cultures have developed and compares similarities and differences among them. Cultural anthropologists base their knowledge on observation.  They try to be objective and draw conclusions from data, without imposing their own personal judgments. Many times anthropologists are faced…