Showing 19 art terms

Generative art

Generative art is art made using a predetermined system that often includes an element of chance – is usually applied ...

Genre painting

The term genre painting refers to paintings which depict scenes of everyday life

Genres

Genres are types of painting. These were codified in the seventeenth century as (in descending order of importance) history, portrait ...

Geometry of Fear

Geometry of Fear was a term coined by the critic Herbert Read in 1952 to describe the work of a ...

Georgian

Georgian is the term applied to the style of architecture, art and design prevalent through the reigns of the four ...

German expressionism

German expressionism was an early twentieth century German art movement that emphasized the artist's inner feelings or ideas over replicating ...

Gestural

Gestural is a term used to describe the application of paint in free sweeping gestures with a brush

Glasgow School

Glasgow School usually refers to the circle of artists and designers working around Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow from the ...

Gouache

Gouache is a type of water-soluble paint that, unlike watercolour, is opaque so the white of the paper surface does ...

Graffiti art

Graffiti art as a term refers to images or text painted usually onto buildings, typically using spray paint

Grand manner

Grand manner is an English term used widely from the eighteenth century to describe what was considered to be the ...

Graphite

Graphite is a metallic grey writing and drawing material most commonly used in pencil form – though graphite powder is ...

Grattage

Grattage is a surrealist painting technique that involves laying a canvas prepared with a layer of oil paint over a ...

Group X

Group X was a short lived group of British artists formed by Wyndham Lewis in 1920 to provide a continuing ...

Grupo Frente

Grupo Frente was a 1950s Brazilian art movement formed by artists who rejected the figuration and nationalism of the predominant ...

Grupo Ruptura

Grupo Ruptura was formed by a group of Brazilian abstract artists in the early 1950s with the aim of breaking ...

Gruppo Origine

Gruppo Origine was a short-lived Italian group (translates as origin group) formed in 1951 to promote a return to simple ...

Guerrilla Girls

The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous American female artists who seek to expose sexual and racial discrimination in ...

Gutai

Gutai were a Japanese avant-garde group formed in 1954 whose radical ideas and approaches to making art anticipated later performance ...