Glossary - Paintings
Vocabulary Meaning Example
very simple / very old-fashioned
to draw or carve words or pictures
modern / complicated / not simple
to communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings
to put something into a group of similar things
a group of similar things
historical time period between the 5th and 15th centuries
a professional writer who writes books or documents by hand
to give instruction and pay for something to be done
Length and Width of a picture or shape
Length, Width and Depth of a picture or shape
somebody who uses a learned skill to produce something.
ideas and thoughts arranged in a logical order
to get money from a person or a business – not the government or ruling institution
the vertical distance below the surface
how somebody sees something / somebody’s point of view
to change over time
explain or find the meaning of something
to be in complete control / to have the complete set of skills
the things people do regularly
modern / Up to date / not old-fashioned
copy of a famous work of art
to make something look more attractive
There are a few primitive cultures in the world that have never seen electricity.
He etched his name onto the tree.
modern computer software has become very sophisticated.
Artists can express their thoughts and feelings using words, pictures, dance or sound.
I would classify this painting as Cubism.
My favourite genre of painting is surrealism.
She incorporated many different colours into the design.
In Medieval times, the weather was hotter than it is now.
Books produced before printing were written by scribes.
Michelangelo was commissioned to paint the Sistine Chapel in 1508.
Comic books are drawn in two dimensions.
Modern Hollywood animation is now always three dimensional.
I paid for a craftsman to make all my furniture.
It is my own philosophy to try and smile and be polite with others.
Before the Renaissance, artists couldn't get private funding.
What is the depth of the hole?
From my perspective I think that you are both wrong.
Human beings evolved from the great apes.
I couldn’t understand but my friend helped me to interpret what it meant.
She is a master of the piano.
Some cultures in the Amazon jungle have some very unusual practices.
We love to visit contemporary art galleries.
There are an unlimited number of stars in the sky.
This reproduction is almost as good as the original.
My house is looking very old and dirty, I think it’s time to redecorate.