Baroque

Baroque was the dominant style in art and architecture of the seventeenth century, characterized by self-confidence, dynamism and a realistic ...

Bauhaus

Bauhaus was a revolutionary school of art, architecture and design established by Walter Gropius at Weimar in Germany in 1919

Beaux Arts Quartet

The Beaux Arts Quartet was name given to a group of four young realist painters whose work was exhibited at ...

Beijing East Village

Beijing East Village was a short-lived, politically motivated, Chinese arts collective that came to prominence in the early 1990s

Biomorphic

Biomorphic forms or images are ones that while abstract nevertheless refer to, or evoke, living forms such as plants and ...

Bitumen

Bitumen is a naturally-occurring, non-drying, tarry substance used in paint mixtures, especially to enrich the appearance of dark tones

Black arts movement

The black arts movement was an ideological movement that emerged in the USA in the early 1960s when black artists ...

Black Atlantic

Black Atlantic describes the fusion of black cultures with other cultures from around the Atlantic

Black Audio Film Collective

The Black Audio Film Collective is a pioneering arts initiative founded in 1982 whose ground-breaking experimental works engaged with black ...

Black box

Relating to performance art, the black box is the name for a square room painted black in which artists performed ...

Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College was a highly influential college founded at Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA, in 1933 where teaching was ...

Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is the name commonly used to identify a circle of intellectuals and artists who lived in Bloomsbury, near central ...

Body art

Body art is art in which the body, often that of the artist, is the principal medium and focus

Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group

The Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group was a short-lived progressive art group founded in 1947 in Bombay by a group of ...

Bricolage

Bricolage refers to the construction or creation of an artwork from any materials that come to hand

Bristol school

Bristol school refers to artists associated with Bristol in the early 1800s and inspired by local scenery especially the River ...

British black arts movement

The British black arts movement was a radical political art movement founded in 1982 inspired by anti-racist discourse and feminist ...

British impressionism

British impressionism describes the work of artists working in Britain in the late nineteenth-century who were influenced by the ideas ...

Brücke

Brücke was a German expressionist group founded in Dresden in 1905 which developed a radical anti-traditional style characterised by vivid ...

Brutalism

Brutalism is an architectural style of the 1950s and 1960s characterised by simple, block-like forms and raw concrete construction