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Vocabulary

Portrait  A work of art that represents an individual.   This can be illustrated by showing the   subject’s physical likeness, social standing,   Interests, hobbies, career or some   combination of these.

Still life  Artwork in which domestic objects are the primary   focus (i.e. Fruit, vegetables, flowers, cups, etc.)

Landscape  Artwork in which nature is the primary focus.

Cubism  Artistic style in which artists rejected the traditional   representation of the natural world and instead   preferred to emphasize the abstracted   shapes, forms and colors of the painting’s subject.