A glossary of art vocabulary and definitions beginning with Q.
- 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.
- 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.
- In geometry, a four-sided polygon; examples include squares, rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, etc.
- (Pronounced qua-drip-tick). An artwork, usually a painting, divided into four sections or panels where each panel depicts a different but related composition. The panels can be attached one another by hinges or presented side-by-side. Also called a tetraptych; not the same as triptych which has only three panels.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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: 23 March 2021