Ch 1: FTCE Humanities: Visual Art Genres & Vocabulary

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This chapter on Visual Art Genres and Vocabulary hones in on the content you need to be familiar with going into the FTCE Humanities exam It gets the job done through simple-to-follow video lessons guided by professional instructors.

FTCE Humanities: Visual Art Genres and Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes over all the information about genres and vocabulary in visual art that you'll want to have down entering the FTCE Humanities exam. By the time you finish this chapter, you can expect to be more comfortable with all of the following topics:

  • Defining a medium in art
  • Vocabulary for painting and drawing as well as sculpture and architecture materials
  • The seven elements of art
  • Organizing artwork in various mediums
  • Gothic painting
  • Rococo art
  • New realism, pop art, op art, and hyperrealism
  • The art of photography
  • The impressionists and expressionists of post-realist art
  • Defining abstract art and pop art
  • Palladian architecture and other architectural genres

You'll be able to check your understanding of each of these topics with the practice quizzes located at the end of each lesson, which will also serve as a way to familiarize yourself with the sort of questions you'll be answering on the exam. You can also use these quizzes to study further offline by printing them as worksheets.

14 Lessons in Chapter 1: FTCE Humanities: Visual Art Genres & Vocabulary
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is a Medium in Art: Definition & Terms

1. What Is a Medium in Art: Definition & Terms

Explore one of the fundamental ideas in art that affects the creation, design, and reception of every work of art. Test your knowledge about artistic production and art history.

Vocabulary for Painting & Drawing

2. Vocabulary for Painting & Drawing

Artists have their own language to describe their work. In this lesson, we'll look at some common vocabulary terms and see how they are used by artists in painting and drawing.

Vocabulary for Sculpture Materials, Styles & Techniques

3. Vocabulary for Sculpture Materials, Styles & Techniques

Sculpting is a centuries-old art. Like artists in other industries, sculptors use specific vocabulary to refer to their materials, styles, and techniques. In this lesson, we will learn vocabulary words related to sculpture.

Vocabulary for Architecture Materials, Styles & Techniques

4. Vocabulary for Architecture Materials, Styles & Techniques

Architecture is a major industry and boasts a rich vocabulary used by those working or studying in the field. In this lesson, we will learn vocabulary words about architectural styles, techniques, and materials.

What Are the Seven Elements of Art? - Definition & Examples

5. What Are the Seven Elements of Art? - Definition & Examples

The elements of art are the building blocks of all art. Every piece of art ever created includes one or more of these elements. Learn about line, color, shape, form, value, space, and texture.

Organizing Artwork in Various Mediums

6. Organizing Artwork in Various Mediums

In this lesson, you will learn how the artist groups their artwork of various mediums into a thematic organized way. Artists create sculpture, drawing, or painting with the basic formal elements of art and principles of design. Understanding this visual structure enables analysis and interpretation in works of art. Picasso is a great example of examining the diverse choices he made in painting and sculpture, which allows us to see how his career of invention was full of expression.

Gothic Painting: Style & Characteristics

7. Gothic Painting: Style & Characteristics

This lesson follows the development of two trends in Gothic painting: realism and perspective. We explore the origins of these movements in Italian Gothic masters, like Duccio, Giotto and the Lorenzetti Brothers, and their later expression in Northern European illuminations.

Rococo Art: Definition, Style & Artists

8. Rococo Art: Definition, Style & Artists

In this lesson, you will learn what Rococo art is and how to identify it based on its stylistic characteristics. To bring the concept of Rococo to life, we will look at a few well-known paintings by famous Rococo artists.

New Realism, Pop Art, Op Art & Hyperrealism

9. New Realism, Pop Art, Op Art & Hyperrealism

In this lesson, you will explore a few different artistic styles that have emerged since the mid-20th century and discover what they have in common and what makes them unique. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Art of Photography: Development & Uses

10. The Art of Photography: Development & Uses

Explore the innovations that brought about the invention of photography in the 19th century. Learn about social stigmas and art rivalries that contributed to the derision and eventual acceptance of photography as an art form.

The Impressionists and Expressionists of Post-Realist Art

11. The Impressionists and Expressionists of Post-Realist Art

In this lesson, we explore the two main artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Impressionism and Expressionism. Both significantly broke with artistic norms of previous generations.

What is Abstract Art? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Paintings

12. What is Abstract Art? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Paintings

In this lesson, we'll explore the definition of abstract art. We'll look at the different types of abstract art, the techniques used to create the works, and a sampling of paintings that have been produced.

What is Pop Art? - Definition, Movement & Artists

13. What is Pop Art? - Definition, Movement & Artists

In the 1960s, artists began making work involving soup cans, giant tubes of lipstick, and comic strips. This lesson shows you how we ended up with pictures of Marilyn Monroe and grocery store packaging being honored as art alongside the work of artists like Picasso and Matisse.

Palladian Architecture: Classical and non-Classical Features

14. Palladian Architecture: Classical and non-Classical Features

In this lesson, you will explore the various elements of Palladian architecture and discover how Classical and non-Classical features interplay in these buildings. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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