Definitions for terms beginning with the letter I

Claude Monet, 'The Seine at Port-Villez' 1894

Impressionism aimed to capture light, colour and everyday scenes, and is perhaps one of the best known painting movements

Claude Monet
The Seine at Port-Villez 1894
Oil on canvas
frame: 864 x 1216 x 88 mm support: 654 x 1003 mm
Purchased 1953

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Tate glossary definition for iconography: The iconography of an artwork is the imagery within it
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Tate glossary definition for Il Novecento Italiano: Italian group formed in 1922 with the aim of reviving the tradition of large format history painting and sculpture in the classical manner
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Tate glossary definition for illusionism: Painting that creates the illusion of a real object or scene, or a sculpture where the artist has depicted the figure in such a realistic way that they seem alive
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Tate glossary definition for impasto: An area of thick paint, or texture, in a painting
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Tate glossary definition for impressionism: Approach to painting scenes of everyday life developed in France in the nineteenth century and based on the practice of painting finished pictures out of doors and spontaneously ‘on the spot’
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Tate glossary definition for Independent Group: Radical group of young artists within the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London
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Tate glossary definition for industrial design: The design of mass-produced, machine-made goods
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Tate glossary definition for ink: An ancient writing and drawing medium in liquid or paste form, traditionally black or brown in colour – though it can also contain coloured dyes or pigments
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Tate glossary definition for installation art: Mixed-media constructions or assemblages usually designed for a specific place and for a temporary period of time
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Tate glossary definition for institutional critique: The act of critiquing an institution as artistic practice, the institution usually being a museum or an art gallery
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Tate glossary definition for intaglio: Any form of printmaking in which the image is produced by incising into the printing plate and where it is the incised line or area that holds the ink to create the image
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Tate glossary definition for international style: Term first used in 1932 to describe architects associated with the modern movement whose designs shared similar visual qualities – being mostly rectilinear, undecorated, asymmetrical and white
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Tate glossary definition for internet art: Art that is made on and for the internet
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Tate glossary definition for Intimism: French term applied to quiet domestic scenes
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