Showing 18 art terms

École des Beaux-Arts

École des Beaux-Arts is a French term meaning school of fine arts


An edition is a copy or replica of a work of art made from a master. It commonly refers to ...

Educational turn

A theme that emerged in the mid-1990s, educational turn refers to collaborative or research-based art where the impetus is on ...

Electronic media

The most common examples of electronic media are video recordings, audio recordings, slide presentations, CD-ROM and online content


Elizabethan refers to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I from 1558 to 1603 which saw a flowering of the arts ...


An embossed surface is a raised or depressed surface created during printmaking processes


Emulation is the process of recreating a digital art work to ensure it continues to work as technology changes


Engraving is a printmaking technique that involves making incisions into a metal plate which retain the ink and form the ...


Entropy is the inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society

Environmental art

Environmental art is art that addresses social and political issues relating to the natural and urban environment


An alternative term for installation art; environments are mixed-media constructions or assemblages usually designed for a specific place and for ...

Ephemeral art

Ephemeral art is art that only lasts for a short amount of time


Etching is a printmaking technique that uses chemical action to produce incised lines in a metal printing plate which then ...

Euston Road School

The Euston Road School was a British realist group formed in 1938 of artists who either taught or studied at ...

Expanded cinema

Expanded cinema is used to describe a film, video, multi-media performance or an immersive environment that pushes the boundaries of ...

Experimental ethnography

Experimental ethnography is an approach to studying and interpreting the cultures of everyday life that uses the techniques of experimental ...

Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.)

Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) was a collective formed in 1967 in New York to promote collaboration between the ...


Expressionism refers to art in which the image of reality is distorted in order to make it expressive of the ...