Definitions for terms beginning with the letter E

British School 17th century, 'The Cholmondeley Ladies' circa 1600-10
The Elizabethan period (from 1558 to 1603) saw a flowering of the arts in Britain



British School 17th century
The Cholmondeley Ladies circa 1600-10
Tate glossary definition for earth art: Also known as land art and part of the wider conceptual art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, refers to art made directly in the landscape
Tate glossary definition for Ecole de Dakar: A period of intense creative activity in Senegal between 1960 and 1974
Tate glossary definition for École des Beaux-Arts: French term meaning school of fine arts
Tate glossary definition for edition: A series of identical impressions or prints from the same printing surface
Tate glossary definition for educational turn: A theme that emerged in the mid-1990s, Educational turn refers to collaborative or research-based art where the impetus is on the process rather than an object-based artwork
Tate glossary definition for Edwardian: Refers to the historical period between 1901 and 1910 when Edward VII was king of Britain
Tate glossary definition for electronic media: The most common examples of electronic media are video recordings, audio recordings, slide presentations, CD-ROM and online content
Tate glossary definition for Elizabethan: Refers to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I from 1558 to 1603 which saw a flowering of the arts in Britain
Tate glossary definition for embossed: A raised or depressed surface created during printmaking processes
Tate glossary definition for emotional architecture: A style of modernist architecture conceived in the 1950s that embraced space, colour and light, creating buildings that encouraged meditation and reflection
Tate glossary definition for emulation: The process of recreating a digital art work to ensure it continues to work as technology changes
Tate glossary definition for engraving: Printmaking technique that involves making incisions into a metal plate which retain the ink and form the printed image
Tate glossary definition for entropy: The inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society
Tate glossary definition for environmental art: Art that addresses social and political issues relating to the natural and urban environment
Tate glossary definition for environments: An alternative term for installation art; refers to mixed-media constructions or assemblages usually designed for a specific place and for a temporary period of time
Tate glossary definition for ephemeral art: A type of art that lasts for a short amount of time
Tate glossary definition for Estridentismo (Stridentism): A Mexican avant-garde movement founded in 1921, which celebrated technology and modernity and attempted to transform everyday experiences through performance, pranks and absurdist events
Tate glossary definition for etching: Printmaking technique that uses chemical action to produce incised lines in a metal printing plate which then hold the applied ink and form the image
Tate glossary definition for Euston Road School: British realist group formed in 1938 of artists who either taught or studied at the School of Painting and Drawing at 316 Euston Road in London
Tate glossary definition for expanded cinema: A film, video, multi-media performance or an immersive environment that pushes the boundaries of cinema and rejects the traditional one-way relationship between the audience and the screen
Tate glossary definition for experimental ethnology: An approach to studying and interpreting the cultures of everyday life that uses the techniques of experimental filmmaking, like montage, found footage and surrealism
Tate glossary definition for Experiments in Art and Technology: A collective formed in 1967 in New York to promote collaboration between the arts and new technology
Tate glossary definition for expressionism: Refers to art in which the image of reality is distorted in order to make it expressive of the artist’s inner feelings or ideas
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