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majolica
A kind of Italian Renaissance pottery coated with withish tin-compound enamel. Often lustered.
mandala
In Hinduism and Buddhism a magical, geometric symbol of universe
mandorla
Almond shaped nimbus surrounding Christ
maniera greca
Byzantine style dominated Italy in 12th and 13th century painting. Shallow space and linear flatness
mass
Effect and degree of bulk of an item. Density.
mastaba
Bench-shaped Egyptian tomb.
medium
The substance of which an artist works.
megalith
Great stone.
Megaron
Rectangular hall with open two-columned porch.
menhir
Prehistoric monolith standing singularly.
metope
Space between triglyphs in Doric frieze.
mihrab
Wall in a mosque that indicates dirrection of Mecca.
miniature
A small picture illustrating manuscript. Any small portrait,
modeling
Shaping 3D objects in soft material
module
A basic unit of which deminsions are multiplied.
molding
Continuous narrow surface for decoration.
monochrome
A painting in one color.
monolith
A column that is all one piece. A large rock.
montage
Collage of images or objects.
monumental
Any work of art that is unpretentious grandeur and simplicity
mosaic
Patterns or pictures made with small pieces of stone or glass.
mosque
Muslim place of worship.
mudra
A stylized gesture of mystical significance usually in Hindu deities.
mural
A wall painting.
naos
Cella
narthex
Porch or vestibule of a church generally preceding the nave.
naturalism
Idea that art should adhere to appearance of natural world.
nave
Part of a church between entrance and choir.
necking
Groove at bottom of the Doric capital that masks junction of capital and shaft.
necropolis
Large burial area. "City of Dead"
nimbus
A halo around head of holy figure to signify divinity.
nirvana
In Buddhism and Hinduism a blessed state.
objet d'art
A small object of artistic value.
oculus
A round opening or 'eye' in a dome.
odalisque
A slave girl or concubine. (ie Ingres & Matisse)
open form
Mass in which space acts as its environment rather then limit.
order
Style represented by column and entablature.
orthogonal
a line in a picture plane.
pagoda
Buddhist tower with winged eaves.
palette
Any surface used to mix colors.
Pantheon
All the gods of a people. Especially temple in Rome.
papyrus
A plant used to make paper-like writing surface.
parchment
Lambskin prepared as a surface for writing or painting.
pastel
Finely ground pigments compressed into chalk-like sticks.