Haunted Screens: Film Glossary

A listing of relevant film terms adapted from www.studyguide.org. General Terms Shot – Continuous, unedited piece of film of any length Scene – A series of shots that together form a complete episode or unit of the narrative Storyboard – Drawn up when designing a production. The series of pictures show how each shot relates to the… Read on

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Haunted Screens: Film Glossary

A listing of relevant film terms adapted from www.studyguide.org. General Terms Shot – Continuous, unedited piece of film of any length Scene – A series of shots that together form a complete episode or unit of the narrative Storyboard – Drawn up when designing a production. The series of pictures show how each shot relates to the… Read on

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Nature and the American Vision: Glossary

Relevant vocabulary for the feature exhibition, including important words that will be appropriate for gallery discussions Atmospheric perspective (a.k.a. aerial perspective) – The creation or illusion of depth in a painting or drawing through color to simulate the effect of the atmosphere on objects seen at a distance. Objects that far away will have less… Read on

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Of Heaven and Earth: Glossary

Allegory- The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form. Chiaroscuro- Pictorial representation in terms of light and shade without regard to color. Gesture- The representation of an object’s or figure’s position. Linear Perspective relates to the mathematical system of creating objects that are created three-dimensionally… Read on

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Uncommon Folk Glossary

Assembling: The process of gathering and combining different materials to create a three-dimensional work of art, such as a sculpture. Assembling is an additive process. Assemblage: A 3-D work comprised of “found” objects that the artist has arranged in a particular way. Carving: The process of cutting or chipping into a mass of stone, wood, or other… Read on

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Become Inspired

Using The Woodgatherer by Jules Bastien-Lepage, challenge students to create their own descriptive poem inspired by the painting. Have students: Start by listing colors the artist used in the painting. How would you describe these colors? Write descriptive names for the colors. For example, if one of the colors is green, is it forest green,… Read on

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Practice Looking

Visit the Collections page on the Museum’s website for high-resolution images. Select 2–3 portraits and use discussion questions similar to what students may encounter on a tour. Without sharing any information about the painting, give students time to look closely at the work of art. Encourage them to explore every area of the image. After… Read on

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