An image of the old Tate website showing the old Tate glossary webpage
The Tate Glossary on the old website

In April 2012 we relauched our website. We are working on developing a glossary for the new site, in the meantime you can access the previous glossary on an archive of the old Tate website site created by the National Archive.

The glossary was designed to explain and illuminate some art terms used by the collection. It contains the definitions for 300 art terms including artist groups and art movements, techniques, media and other art jargon.

Terms are listed alphabetically, you can search the archive glossary by letter: