Definitions for terms beginning with the letter W

Paul Nash, 'Totes Meer (Dead Sea)' 1940-1
War artists were commissioned through official schemes to record the events of war

Paul Nash
Totes Meer (Dead Sea) 1940-1
Oil on canvas
Tate glossary definition for war artists: Artists commissioned through an official scheme to record the events of war
Tate glossary definition for Washington Color School: An art movement founded by Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland in the late 1950s in Washington DC promoting a form of abstract art developed from colour field painting
Tate glossary definition for watercolour: Refers both to the medium and works of art made using the medium of watercolour – a water soluble paint with transparent properties
Tate glossary definition for watermark: An image or mark in a sheet of paper visible when viewed by transmitted light
Tate glossary definition for welding: The process of joining two pieces of metal by softening or melting both surfaces to be joined by the application of heat
Tate glossary definition for white cube: Refers to a certain gallery aesthetic characterised by its square or oblong shape, white walls and a light source usually from the ceiling
Tate glossary definition for wood engraving: A printmaking method distinct from woodcut in that the line is incised into the woodblock, rather than the background being cut away to leave a line in relief
Tate glossary definition for woodcut: A method of relief printing from a block of wood cut along the grain
Tate glossary definition for World Festival of Negro Arts: Held in Dakar in 1966, the first state-sponsored festival to showcase the work of black artists, musicians and writers to a global audience
Tate glossary definition for World of Art (Mir Iskusstva): A Russian avant-garde artistic group promoted through the journal of the same name that ran from 1898 to 1905
Tate glossary definition for Worpswede group: Artist colony founded in the countryside village of Worpswede,Germany, by artists who were interested in working from landscape using an expressionist approach