Showing 17 art terms

The Ancients

The Ancients were a group of artists who formed around the visionary artist and poet William Blake in the last ...

The black aesthetic

The black aesthetic is a cultural ideology that developed in America alongside the civil rights movement in the 1960s and ...

The Blk Art Group

Formed in Wolverhampton, England, in 1979, The Blk Art Group was an association of young black artists who, inspired by ...

The Clique

The Clique was an informal society formed in around 1837 by a group of friends while they were students at ...

The New Vision

The New Vision was a photography movement which developed in the 1920s directly related to the principles of the Bauhaus

The Photo-Secession

Group of American photographers who believed that photography was a fine art

The Seven and Five Society

Formed in London in 1919 The Seven and Five Society was initially a traditional group and can be seen as ...


Tableau is used to describe a painting or photograph in which characters are arranged for picturesque or dramatic effect and ...


Term used to describe the non-geometric abstract art that developed in Europe in the 1940s and 1950s characterized by spontaneous ...


The technique of painting with pigments bound in a water-soluble emulsion, such as water and egg yolk, or an oil-in-water ...

Time-based media

Refers to art that is dependent on technology and has a durational dimension


The lightness or darkness of something – this could be a shade, or how dark or light a colour appears


Italian neo-expressionist group formed in the late 1970s


An artwork in three panels

Trompe l'oeil

French phrase meaning ‘deceives the eye’ used to describe paintings that create the illusion of a real object or scene


Tropicália is used to describe the explosion of cultural creativity in Rio de Janerio and São Paulo in 1968 as ...

The uncanny

A concept in art associated with psychologist Sigmund Freud which describes a strange and anxious feeling sometimes created by familiar ...