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 …