1.8- Italian Renaissance Glossary


Charoscuro http://studiochalkboard.evansville.edu/s-chiaro.htmlmore wonderful examples

Continuous Narration or Narrative http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/resources/narrative/cassone.shtml

Sfumato http://arthistory.about.com/cs/glossaries/g/s_sfumato.htm

Foreshortening http://drawinglab.evansville.edu/foreshortening.html

Atmospheric Perspective http://studiochalkboard.evansville.edu/ap-aerial.html

Linear Perspective http://studiochalkboard.evansville.edu/lp-intro.html

Fresco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresco

Tempra http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/study/g_tempera.html

Oil painting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_painting


A capella vocal work without accompaniment
Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ2zYal_yZk

Motet http://incompetech.com/music/motet.html
Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw5xa6myHcE

Chanson http://www.answers.com/topic/chanson
Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuP5sBPrK5A

Mass http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_(music)

Word Painting http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/textw/Wordpainting.html

Polyphony A harmonic texture where one or more melody is being played or sung simultaneously.

Listen to Bach’s Fugue in G minor, a Baroque era composition. This is a pristine example of polyphony which starts out with a single melody and includes a graphic that shows how it weaves in more melodies until there are 5 melodies at time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVadl4ocX0M

Monophonic A single melody line. This is the opposite of polyphony. You can even have many people, and even instruments doing the same melody line at the same time and it is monophonic. Listen to the first minute and half of Agnus Dei from Verdi’s Requiem for an example of monophonic harmonic texture. After the first minute and a half it goes into homophonic texture.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6b6aeYCFcU

Sacred music Music created for religious purposes, frequently with text taken from religious writings.


Commedia dell’arte http://www.answers.com/topic/commedia-dell-arte

Farce http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/farce

8 Responses to “1.8- Italian Renaissance Glossary”

  1. Jackie writes:

    I agree, so much information, I was really enjoying it at first but grew frustrated with all of the links, video, and audio, I have spent over 5 hours and have not even begun the assignment. I like the material just overwhelmed

  2. Chaitanya Borade writes:

    This is a great amount of information but I have to agree with Jordan.

  3. Lisa Ellanna writes:

    So many many links and so very much information. I feel like this lesson material is too much for one lesson.

  4. Steven Laszloffy writes:

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  5. Amelia Merhar writes:

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  6. Andra Woodard writes:

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