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 …