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Nabis

Les Nabis were a group of post-impressionist French painters active from 1888–1900 whose work is characterised by flat patches of …

Naïve art

Naïve art is simple, unaffected and unsophisticated – usually specifically refers to art made by artists who have had no …

Narrative

Narrative art is art that tells a story

Naturalism

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

Nazarenes

The Nazarenes were a group of German artists founded in 1809. Their aim was to regenerate German painting by returning …

Négritude

Négritude was an anti-colonial cultural and political movement founded by a group of African and Caribbean students in Paris in …

Neo-concrete

The neo-concrete movement was a splinter group of the 1950s Brazilian concrete art movement, calling for a greater sensuality, colour …

Neo-dada

The term neo-dada applied to the work of artists working in America in the 1950s and 1960s which was reminiscent …

Neo-expressionism

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

Neo-geo

Short for neo-geometric conceptualism, the term neo-geo came into use in the early 1980s in America to describe the work …

Neo-impressionism

Neo-impressionism is the name given to the post-impressionist work of Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and their followers who, inspired by …

Neo-plasticism

Neo-plasticism is a term adopted by the Dutch pioneer of abstract art, Piet Mondrian, for his own type of abstract …

Neo-romanticism

Neo-romanticism is a term applied to the imaginative and often quite abstract landscape based painting of Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland …

Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism was a particularly pure form of classicism that emerged from about 1750

Neue Künstlervereinigung München (NKV)

Neue Künstlervereinigung München (NKV) were an avant-garde exhibiting society founded in Munich in 1909

Neue Sachlichkeit

Usually translated as ‘New Objectivity’, Neue Sachlichkeit was a German modern realist movement of the 1920s

Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK)

The Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) were a pioneering artist collective formed in the 1980s in Slovenia which addressed the social …

Neue Wilde

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

New British sculpture

The term New British sculpture applies to the work of young British sculptors in the 1980s who, in reaction to …

New English Art Club

The New English Art Club (NEAC) was founded in London in 1886 as an exhibiting society by artists influenced by …

New figuration

New figuration is a blanket term referring to the revival of figurative art in Europe and America in the 1960s …

New generation sculpture

New generation sculpture were a group of young British sculptors working in the 1960s, who experimented with materials, forms and …

New genre public art

The term new genre public art, refers to public art, often activist in nature, and created outside institutional structures in …

New media

A term new media is used to describe the sophisticated new technologies that have become available to artists since the …

New Objectivity

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

New sculpture

New sculpture is a name applied to the sculptures produced by a group of artists working in the second half …

New spirit painting

New spirit painting is a term which refers to the resurgence of expressionist painting around 1980

New topographics

New topographics was a term coined by William Jenkins in 1975 to describe a group of American photographers (such as …

New York school

The term New York school seems to have come into use in the 1940s to describe the radical art scene …

Newlyn school

The term Newlyn school refer to a group of artists who settled in Newlyn and St Ives in the late …