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1.     Define LINEAR PERSPECTIVE
     Illusion of space on a flat surface by drawing lines that converge at a set horizon point.
2.     Define ON LOCATION
     Painting at a site not in the studio.
3.     Define HUE
     The tint, or richness, of color.
4.     Define COMPLEMENTARY COLORS
     Colors that lie across from each other on the color wheel. Colors that are the most effective and contrasting to each other.
5.     Define PRE-RAPHAELITES
     A group of English artists, from the 19th Century who attempted to revive the style of Italian artists before the time of Raphael. Here their reverence for nature had them painting even every vein in every leaf.
6.     Define PROPS
     Short for properties. As in play objects used to help set a scene.
7.     Define PRECONCEPTION
     To form an idea in advance. To pre-judge. Prejudice.
8.     Define PALETTE
     A thin, usually oval board with a thumb hole, on which painters mix their paints.
9.     Define DISASSOCIATE
     Separate. Here, to look afresh.
10.     Define COMPOSITION
     Here, the way in which the parts of a painting form the whole. The balance and harmony between objects in a picture.
11.     Artist Paul Gaugin sent to Paris for photographs of the South Sea Islanders his paintings made so famous (even though he happened to be in the South Seas himself at the time). True or False?
     True.
12.     John Constable made sketches on the lids of cigar boxes, returning to the scene at the same time each day. True or False?
     True.
13.     Color is one of the least powerful of the artists' tools. It has no effect upon what the viewer of a painting may feel. True or False?
     False. Color is one of the most powerful of the artists' tools. It can make the viewer feel warm or cold, quiet or disturbed, even happy or sad.
14.     Nearly every color that one can think of can be created from mixtures of only a handful of primary colors. True or False?
     True.
15.     The impressionist painters were concerned with using shapes to provoke an intellectual reaction from the viewer. True or False?
     False. The impressionists were interested in expressing emotion and feeling in their work and color was often the vehicle to do this.
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