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Iconography

The iconography of an artwork is the imagery within it

Identity politics

Identity politics is the term used to describe an anti-authoritarian political and cultural movement that gained prominence in the USA …

Il Novecento Italiano

Il Novecento Italiano was an Italian group formed in 1922 with the aim of reviving the tradition of large format …

Illusionism

The term illusionism is used to describe a painting that creates the illusion of a real object or scene, or …

Impasto

Impasto refers to an area of thick paint or texture, in a painting

Impressionism

Impressionism developed in France in the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting out of doors and …

Independent Group

The Independent Group (IG) were a radical group of young artists, writers and critics who met at the Institute of …

Indigenism

There are several meanings relating to the word indigenism, but in the context of visual art the term refers to …

Industrial design

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

Ink

Ink is an ancient writing and drawing medium in liquid or paste form, traditionally black or brown in colour – …

Installation art

The term installation art is used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a …

Institutional critique

Institutional critique is the act of critiquing an institution as artistic practice, the institution usually being a museum or an …

Intaglio

Intaglio describes any printmaking technique in which the image is produced by incising into the printing plate – the incised …

Interactive art

Interactive art describes art that relies on the participation of a spectator

International style

The term international style was first used in 1932 to describe architects associated with the modern movement whose designs shared …

Internet Art

Internet art is art that is made on and for the internet, also known as net art. It encompasses various …

Intimism

Intimism is a French term applied to paintings and drawings of quiet domestic scenes