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Photographic prints made by laying objects onto photographic paper and exposing it to light


An early form of abstract art characterised by interacting linear forms derived from rays of light


The term readymade was first used by French artist Marcel Duchamp to describe the works of art he made from …


In its specific sense realism refers to a mid nineteenth century artistic movement characterised by subjects painted from everyday life …

Réalités nouvelles

The Salon des Réalités nouvelles (new realities) was an exhibiting society devoted to pure abstract art founded in Paris in …

Rebel Art Centre

The Rebel Art Centre was founded by Wyndham Lewis in London in March 1914 as a meeting place for artists …

Relational aesthetics

Term created by curator Nicolas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired …


A relief is a wall-mounted sculpture in which the three-dimensional elements are raised from a flat base


French word meaning rebirth, now used in English to describe the great revival of art that took place in Italy …


A copy of a work of art that is virtually indistinguishable from the original

Reportage painting

Reportage painting was a Japanese post-war art movement that emerged in the early 1950s in opposition to the presence of …


Blanket term for art that represents some aspect of reality, in a more or less straightforward way


A usually transparent solid or semi-solid substance sometimes used as a medium by sculptors

Resistance art

A form of art that emerged in South Africa in the mid-1970s after the Soweto uprising that focused on resisting …

Return to order

A European art movement that came about following the First World War and characterized by a return to more traditional …


Light, sensuous, intensely decorative French style developed in the early eighteenth century following death of Louis XIV and in reaction …


Term in use by the early nineteenth century to describe the movement in art and literature distinguished by a new …

Rural naturalism

Nineteenth century painting movement characterized by scenes of rural life painted in a realist, often sentimentalised, manner


Group of British artists founded in 1975 who aimed to revive the painting of figure subjects in idyllic rural settings