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Pluralism

In an art context, pluralism refers to the late 1960s and 1970s when art, politics and culture merged as artists …

Polaroid print

A Polaroid print is a positive print that is produced almost instantly shortly after exposure by a Polaroid camera

Political pop

The art movement political pop emerged in China in the 1980s, and combined western pop art with socialist realism to …

Polyptych

A polyptych is a painting or other two-dimensional artwork made up of more than three panels

Pop art

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and flourished in the 1960s in America and Britain, …

Portfolio

A portfolio is a number of prints presented as a group and often, though not necessarily, by the same artist …

Portrait

A portrait is a representation of a particular person. A self-portrait is a portrait of the artist by the artist

Post-impressionism

Post-impressionism is a term which describes the changes in impressionism from about 1886, the date of last Impressionist group show …

Post-painterly abstraction

Post-painterly abstraction is a blanket term covering a range of new developments in abstract painting in the late 1950s and …

Postcolonial art

Postcolonial art refers to art produced in response to the aftermath of colonial rule, frequently addressing issues of national and …

Postmodernism

Postmodernism can be seen as a reaction against the ideas and values of modernism, as well as a description of …

Pre-Raphaelite

The Pre-Raphaelites were a secret society of young artists (and one writer), founded in London in 1848. They were opposed …

Primitivism

The term Primitivism is used to describe the fascination of early modern European artists with what was then called primitive …

Print

A print is an impression made by any method involving transfer from one surface to another

Process art

The term process art refers to where the process of its making art is not hidden but remains a prominent …

Proof

Proof is a printing term applied to all individual impressions made before work on a printing plate or block is …

Proportion

Proportion is the relationship of one part of a whole to other parts

Provoke Era

Provoke was a Japanese magazine which rejected glossy commercial imagery and the style of documentary photography. The Provoke era refers …

Psychedelic art

Psychedelic art is generally associated with the 1960s and work made by artists under the influence of the mind-expanding drug …

Psychogeography

Psychogeography describes the effect of a geographical location on the emotions and behaviour of individuals

Public art

The term public art refers to art that is in the public realm, regardless of whether it is situated on …

Purism

Purism was a movement formed around 1918 which proposed a kind of painting in which objects are represented as powerful …