Definitions for terms beginning with the letter O

Bridget Riley, 'Fragment 5/8' 1965

Op art emerged in the 1960s and saw artists experimenting with geometric forms to create optical effects

Bridget Riley
Fragment 5/8 1965
Screenprint on perspex
image: 614 x 798 mm
Purchased 1970© 2006 Bridget Riley. All rights reserved.

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Tate glossary definition for objective abstraction: Non-geometric style of abstract art developed by a group of British artists in 1933
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Tate glossary definition for offset lithography: A variation of printing technique lithography
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Tate glossary definition for oil paint: A slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil that forms a tough, coloured film on exposure to air
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Tate glossary definition for Olympians: Term often used to describe certain Victorian artists whose work emphasised the classical in both style and subject matter
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Tate glossary definition for Omega Workshops: Founded in 1913 by the painter and art critic Roger Fry, the Omega Workshops was an English applied arts company based in London
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Tate glossary definition for op art: A major development of painting in the 1960s that used geometric forms to create optical effects
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Tate glossary definition for orientalist: Term used to describe the artists who travelled to the Middle East during the Victorian era in search of new and exotic subjects
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Tate glossary definition for orphism: Abstract, cubist influenced painting style developed by Robert and Sonia Delaunay around 1912
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Tate glossary definition for outsider art: Term used to describe art that has a naïve quality, often produced by people who have not trained as artists or worked within the conventional structures of art production
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