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Genres

Genres are types of painting. These were codified in the seventeenth century as (in descending order of importance) history, portrait ...

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Renaissance

French word meaning rebirth, now used in English to describe the great revival of art that took place in Italy ...

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Synthetic cubism

Synthetic cubism is the later phase of cubism, generally considered to run from about 1912 to 1914, characterised by simpler ...

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Painterly

Painterly refers to the application of paint in a 'loose' or less than controlled manner, resulting in the appearance of ...

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Polyptych

A polyptych is a painting or other two-dimensional artwork made up of more than three panels

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Systems art

Loosely describes a group of radical artists working in the late 1960s early 1970s who reacted against art’s traditional ...

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Plane

A plane surface is a flat surface, and any distinct flat surface within a painting or sculpture can be referred ...

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Círculo y Cuadrado

Círculo y Cuadrado is an artist group formed in Paris in 1929 which strongly supported new developments in abstract art ...

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Penwith Society of Arts

Penwith Society of Arts is an artists' society formed in 1948 at St Ives, Cornwall, Britain by artists working in ...

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Triptych

An artwork in three panels

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Pittura Metafisica

Early twentieth century Italian art movement typified by dream-like views of eerie arcaded squares with unexpected juxtapositions of objects (English ...

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New Objectivity

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

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Industrial design

The term industrial design refers to design of mass-produced, machine-made goods

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Artists International Association

Artists International Association was an exhibiting society founded in London in 1933, which held exhibitions and events to promote and ...

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Naturalism

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

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Neue Wilde

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

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Modern realism

The term modern realism is applied to painting or sculpture created since the development of abstraction in modern art but ...

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Anti-art

Anti-art is a term used to describe art that challenges the existing accepted definitions of art

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Neo-expressionism

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

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Réalités nouvelles

The Salon des Réalités nouvelles (new realities) was an exhibiting society devoted to pure abstract art founded in Paris in ...