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WGU Humanities: 2010-7 8.09
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Pop Art


movement in the arts which incorporated objects or images from mass culture into art (20th century)


Minimalism


movement in the arts marked by extreme simplicity of form (20th century)


Baroque


cultural epoch in the arts marked by elaborate and extensive ornamentation (17th to mid-18th centuries)


Neoplatonism


a school of religious philosophy founded in the 3rd century A.D. and based on the teachings of Plato


Fresco


artwork painted on the walls or ceilings of churches and public buildings; the artist applies paint to wet plaster


American dream


the belief that anyone with enough drive and ambition can become wealthy and successful in the United States


Synthesizer


electronic instrument that produces a variety of sounds by generating and combining signals of different frequencies; it can either imitate other instruments or generate unusual new sounds


Determinism


philosophy which maintains that absolute free will does not exist because everything has a prior cause


Impressionism


movement in European painting marked by its emphasis on light and its changing qualities; it reflected the artist's subjective experience of the world as color and light (Mid to late-19th century)