Showing 20 art terms

Dada

Dada was an art movement formed during the First World War in Zurich in negative reaction to the horrors and ...

Danseakhwa: The Korean monochrome movement

This was a formidable movement formed in Korea in the 1950s in an effort to reconcile the influence of Western ...

De Stijl

De Stijl was a circle of Dutch abstract artists who promoted a style of art based on a strict geometry ...

Decadence

Decadence generally refers to an extreme manifestation of symbolism which appeared towards the end of the nineteenth century and emphasised ...

Decalcomania

Decalcomania is a blotting process whereby paint is squeezed between two surfaces to create a mirror image

Décollage

Décollage is a French word meaning literally to unstick, generally associated with a process used by artists of the nouveau ...

Deconstruction

Deconstruction is a form of criticism first used by French philosopher Jacques Derrida in the 1970s which asserts that there ...

Degenerate art

Degenerate art is the English translation of the German phrase Entartete Kunst which is the label the National Socialist (Nazi ...

Der Blaue Reiter

Der Blaue Reiter was a German expressionist group originating in Munich in 1909

Diaspora

Diaspora is a term used to describe movements in population from one country to another and is often cited in ...

Digital art

Digital art is a term used to describe art that is made or presented using digital technology

Diptych

A diptych is an artwork consisting of two painted or carved panels

Direct carving

Direct carving is an approach to making carved sculpture where the actual process of carving suggests the final form rather ...

Divisionism

Divisionism is a late nineteenth century painting technique that involved using tiny adjacent dabs of primary colour to create the ...

Documentary art

Documentary art is a term associated with the artists who documented the harsh realities of British life during the Depression ...

Documentary photography

Documentary photography is a style of photography that provides a straightforward and accurate representation of people, places, objects and events ...

Drawing

Drawing is essentially a technique in which images are depicted on a surface by making lines, though drawings can also ...

Drypoint

Drypoint is a printmaking process in which a design is drawn on a plate with a sharp, pointed needle-like instrument

Dusseldorf School of Photography

The Dusseldorf School of Photography refers to a group of photographers who studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in the mid ...

Dye destruction print

A dye destruction print (Cibachrome print, Ilfochrome print) is a print made using a photographic printing process in which colour ...