Art Terms — Q

From “Qajar art” to “Quilting”


east coast lighthouse paintingCurrituck Beach Lighthouse
Marine landscape by Teresa Bernard
11″ x 14″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Qajar art
The Qajar artistic style refers to the art, architecture, and art-forms of the late Persian Empire, most notably the Qajar dynasty, which lasted from 1781 to 1925. It is characterized by an exuberant style and flamboyant use of color.
Quadratura
A term that emerged during the Baroque period to describe a type of painting on a ceiling or a wall to create the illusion of limitless space; i.e. architectural features that seem to extend beyond the actual space of the room.
Quadrilateral
In geometry, a four-sided polygon; examples include squares, rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, etc.
Quill
A pen is made from a flight feather (preferably a primary) of a large bird, most often a goose. Quills were used as instruments for writing with ink before the metal dip pen, the fountain pen, and eventually the ball point pen came into use.
Quilling
A form of art that involves the use paper strips that are rolled, curled, looped, shaped, twisted, and glued together to create decorative designs (a.k.a. paper filigree).
Quilting
The process of making a quilt from beginning to end. Or the actual act of sewing the layers of a quilt together, either by hand or by machine. Also refers to the finished lines of sewn thread that make up the quilting design.

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UPDATED: 02 February 2017
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