When you are looking at a flat work of art, the background is the space that appears farthest away from you. Artists often use a background to show the setting, or where a scene is taking place.
A sea located in northern Europe surrounded by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany.
An African American dancer and entertainer from South Carolina who lost a leg in a cotton gin at the age of twelve. He then taught himself to tap dance with a wooden peg leg—an artificial limb made of carved wood.
1919-1933. A German art school based on the idea that art could be integrated with everyday life. At the Bauhaus, students studied things like furniture, painting, and architecture. The name Bauhaus means “house of construction.
A slow-moving body of water that is often like a swamp or marsh, commonly found in flat areas such as the end of the Mississippi River delta.
Ben Day dots are named after Benjamin Day (1838-1916). He was a printer in New York who invented a way to make shades of gray by using patterns of dots. This printing technique was used in newspapers and magazines.
To give, leave, or pass on property through a will.
The name for cue sports, or any game played on a billiard table. Players use a long, wooden cue stick to hit small billiard balls across a cloth-covered table. One of the best-known billiards games is pool.
The view of an object or a scene from above, like a bird might see it.
A smart phone that can connect to the internet just like a computer, so you can check and send emails, or surf the web. You may even know an adult who has one!
The Book of Exodus is the second book of the Torah and the Christian Bible. It tells the story of how the Israelites left ancient Egypt.
The craft of physically putting a book together. The art of making a book.
A metal that is a mixture of copper and tin. Bronze is often used for sculpture.
An American singer and entertainer, known as the Godfather of Soul music.