Showing 22 art terms

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Fairy painting

Fairy painting is particularly associated with the Victorian period, art that depicts fairies and other subjects from the supernatural

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Fancy picture

Fancy picture refers to a type of eighteenth century painting that depict scenes of everyday life but with elements of …

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Fantastic realism

The term fantastic realism refers to the work of a group of painters working in the late 1950s in Vienna …

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Fauvism

Fauvism is the name applied to the work produced by a group of artists (which included Henri Matisse and André …

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Federal Art Project

The Federal Art Project was an American government programme to give work to unemployed artists during the Great Depression of …

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Feminist art

Feminist art is art by artists made consciously in the light of developments in feminist art theory in the early …

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Festac (Second Festival of Black Arts and Culture)

Festac (Second Festival of Black Arts and Culture) was an ambitious festival of arts, music, dance, literature and culture held …

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Figurative art

Figurative art describes any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world and particularly to the …

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Filmaktion

Filamaktion were a loose-knit group of experimental British filmmakers who worked and performed together in the early 1970s

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Fin de Siècle

Fin de Siècle is a French phrase meaning 'end of century' and is applied specifically as a historical term to …

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Flâneur

Flâneur is a French term meaning ‘stroller’ or ‘loafer’ used by nineteenth-century French poet Charles Baudelaire to identify an observer …

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Fluxus

Fluxus is an international avant-garde collective or network of artists and composers founded in the1960s and still continuing today

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Foreshortening

Foreshortening refers to the technique of depicting an object or human body in a picture so as to produce an …

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Form

In relation to art the term form has two meanings: it can refer to the overall form taken by the …

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Formalism

Formalism is the study of art based solely on an analysis of its form – the way it is made …

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Format

Format is traditionally used to describe the shape or proportions of the support, for example the canvas, of a painting …

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Formlessness

Formlessness is a concept, first introduced by French writer-philosopher Georges Bataille, who argued that art should be brought ‘down in …

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Found object

A found object is a natural or man-made object, or fragment of an object, that is found (or sometimes bought) …

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Fresco

Fresco is a mural painting technique that involves painting with water-based paint directly onto wet plaster so that the paint …

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Frottage

Frottage is a surrealist and ‘automatic’ method of creative production that involves creating a rubbing of a textured surface using …

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Fumage

Fumage is a technique in which an image is created by painting with smoke from a lighted candle into a …

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Futurism

Futurism was an Italian art movement of the early twentieth century that aimed to capture in art the dynamism and …