Showing 130 of 33 art terms

Nabis

Les Nabis were a group of post-impressionist French painters active from 1888–1900 whose work is characterised by flat patches ...

Naïve art

Naïve art is simple, unaffected and unsophisticated – usually specifically refers to art made by artists who have had no ...

Narrative

Narrative art is art that tells a story

Naturalism

Naturalism was a broad movement in the nineteenth century which represented things closer to the way we see them

Nazarenes

The Nazarenes were a group of German artists founded in 1809. Their aim was to regenerate German painting by returning ...

Négritude

Négritude was an anti-colonial cultural and political movement founded by a group of African and Caribbean students in Paris in ...

Neo-concrete

The neo-concrete movement was a splinter group of the 1950s Brazilian concrete art movement, calling for a greater sensuality, colour ...

Neo-dada

The term neo-dada applied to the work of artists working in America in the 1950s and 1960s which was reminiscent ...

Neo-expressionism

Neo-expressionism acted as a major revival of painting in an expressionist manner in the 1980s and it occurred internationally

Neo-geo

Short for neo-geometric conceptualism, the term neo-geo came into use in the early 1980s in America to describe the work ...

Neo-impressionism

Neo-impressionism is the name given to the post-impressionist work of Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and their followers who, inspired by ...

Neo-plasticism

Neo-plasticism is a term adopted by the Dutch pioneer of abstract art, Piet Mondrian, for his own type of abstract ...

Neo-romanticism

Neo-romanticism is a term applied to the imaginative and often quite abstract landscape based painting of Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland ...

Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism was a particularly pure form of classicism that emerged from about 1750

Neue Künstlervereinigung München (NKV)

Neue Künstlervereinigung München (NKV) were an avant-garde exhibiting society founded in Munich in 1909

Neue Sachlichkeit

Usually translated as ‘New Objectivity’, Neue Sachlichkeit was a German modern realist movement of the 1920s

Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK)

The Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) were a pioneering artist collective formed in the 1980s in Slovenia which addressed the social ...

Neue Wilde

The term Neue Wilde was used in Germany for neo-expressionism, a movement which saw the re-emergence of expressive painting in ...

New British sculpture

The term New British sculpture applies to the work of young British sculptors in the 1980s who, in reaction to ...

New English Art Club

The New English Art Club (NEAC) was founded in London in 1886 as an exhibiting society by artists influenced by ...

New figuration

New figuration is a blanket term referring to the revival of figurative art in Europe and America in the 1960s ...

New generation sculpture

New generation sculpture were a group of young British sculptors working in the 1960s, who experimented with materials, forms and ...

New genre public art

The term new genre public art, refers to public art, often activist in nature, and created outside institutional structures in ...

New media

A term new media is used to describe the sophisticated new technologies that have become available to artists since the ...

New Objectivity

New Objectivity is the English translation of 'Neue Sachlichkeit', a German modern realist movement of the 1920s, described by one ...

New sculpture

New sculpture is a name applied to the sculptures produced by a group of artists working in the second half ...

New spirit painting

New spirit painting is a term which refers to the resurgence of expressionist painting around 1980

New topographics

New topographics was a term coined by William Jenkins in 1975 to describe a group of American photographers (such as ...

New York school

The term New York school seems to have come into use in the 1940s to describe the radical art scene ...

Newlyn school

The term Newlyn school refer to a group of artists who settled in Newlyn and St Ives in the late ...