Basic Definitions of Art

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No New Posts Art: Definition and Meaning

The meaning of beauty and art is explored in the branch of philosophy called aesthetics. For more definitions, see the following:

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No New Posts Fine Art

Includes: drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking.

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No New Posts Visual Art

Includes: fine arts, certain contemporary arts (eg. installation, performance) and decorative arts.

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No New Posts Decorative Art

Broadly synonymous with crafts.

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No New Posts Applied Art

Includes: architecture, industrial-design, fashion/furnishings-design, interior-design etc.

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No New Posts Crafts

Broadly synonymous with decorative arts.

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No New Posts Art Glossary

Explanation of all basic terms.

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A-Z Types of Art

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No New Posts Animation Art

Derived from the Latin meaning "to breathe life into", animation is the visual art of creating a motion picture from a series of still drawings. Among the great twentieth century animators are J. Stuart Blackton, George McManus, Max Fleischer, and Walt Disney.

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No New Posts Art Brut

Painting, drawing, sculpture by artists on the margin of society, or in mental hospitals, or children. (English category is Outsider art.)

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No New Posts Assemblage Art

A contemporary form of sculpture, comparable to collage, in which a work of art is built up or "assembled" from 3-D materials - typically "found" objects.

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No New Posts Body Art

One of the oldest (and newest) forms - includes body painting and face painting, as well as tattoos, mime, "living statues" and (most recently) "performances" by artists like Marina Abramovic and Carole Schneemann.

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No New Posts Calligraphy

This fine art, practised widely in the Far East and among Islamic artists, is regarded by the Chinese as the highest form of art.

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No New Posts Ceramics

A type of plastic art, ceramics refers to items made from clay and baked in a kiln. See ancient pottery from China and Greece, below. Two of the foremost European ceramicists are the English artist Bernard Howell Leach (1887-1979), and the Frenchman Camille Le Tallec (1908-91).

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No New Posts Christian Art

This is mostly Biblical Art, or at least works derived from the Bible. It includes Protestant Reformation art and Catholic Counter-Reformation art, as well as Jewish themes. See also: Early Christian sculpture and also: Early Christian Art.

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No New Posts Collage

Composition consisting of various materials like newspaper cuttings, cardboard, photos, fabrics and the like, pasted to a board or canvas. May be combined with painting or drawings.

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No New Posts Computer Art

All computer-generated forms of fine or applied art, including computer-controlled types. Also known as Digital, Cybernetic or Internet art.

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No New Posts Conceptual Art

A contemporary art form that places primacy on the concept or idea behind a work of art, rather than the work itself. Leading conceptual artists include: Allan Kaprow (b.1927), and Joseph Beuys (1921-86) the former Professor of Monumental Sculpture at the Dusseldorf Academy, whose dedication earned him a retrospective at the Samuel R Guggenheim Museum (New York).

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No New Posts Design (Artistic)

This refers to the plan involved in creating something according to a set of aesthetics. Examples of artistic design movements include: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Ulm Design School and Postmodernism.

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No New Posts Drawing

A drawing can be a complete work, or a type of preparatory sketching for a painting or sculpture. A central issue in fine art concerns the relative importance of drawing (line) versus colour.
chalk, charcoal, conte crayon, pastel, pen and ink,pencil

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No New Posts Folk Art

Mostly crafts and utilitarian applied arts made by rural artisans.

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No New Posts French Furniture

The greatest furniture was created during the 17th/18th centuries by French Designers at the Royal Court, in the Louis Quatorze, Quinze and Seize styles.

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No New Posts Graffiti Art

Contemporary form of street aerosol spray painting which emerged in East Coast American cities during the late 1960s/early 1970s. Famous graffiti artists include Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88), Keith Haring (1958-90) and Banksy.

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No New Posts Graphic Art

Types of visual expression defined more by line and tone (disegno), rather than colour (colorito). Includes drawing, cartoons, caricature art, comic strips, illustration, animation and calligraphy, as well as all forms of traditional printmaking. Also includes postmodernist styles of word art (text-based graphics).

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No New Posts Icons (Icon Painting)

Ranks alongside mosaic art as the most popular type of Eastern Orthodox religious art. Closely associated with Byzantine art, and later, Russian icon painters.

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No New Posts Illuminated Manuscripts

This principally refers to religious texts (Christian, Islamic, Jewish) embellished with figurative illustrations and/or abstract geometric designs, exemplified by Book of Kells.

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No New Posts Installation

A new category of contemporary art, which employs various 2-D and 3-D materials to create a particular space designed to make an impact on the viewer/visitor. Turner Prize Winner Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin are famous installation artists.

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No New Posts Illustration

A form of painting, drawing or other graphic art which explains, clarifies, pictorializes or decorates written text.

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No New Posts Jewellery Art

Practised by goldsmiths, as well as other master-craftsmen like silversmiths, gemologists, diamond cutters/setters and lapidaries.

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No New Posts Junk Art

Artworks made from ordinary, everyday materials, or "found objects", of which Marcel Duchamp's "readymades" are a sub-category. Typically includes 3-D works like sculpture, assemblage, collage or installations.

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No New Posts Land Art

A relatively new category of contemporary art, also called Earth art, earthworks, or Environmental art, it was led by Robert Smithson (1938-73), and emerged in America during the 1960s as a reaction against the commercial art world.

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No New Posts Metalwork Art

Embraces goldsmithing, the fashioning of precious metals into objets d'art, as well as enamelwork techniques like cloisonné, plique-a-jour, champlevé, and encrusted enamelling.

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No New Posts Mosaic Art

An ancient art form, developed by Ancient Greek and Byzantine artists, which creates pictorial designs out of glass tesserae. For its high point during the Middle Ages, see: Ravenna Mosaics (c.400-600) and Christian Byzantine Art (c.400-1200)

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No New Posts Outsider Art

Artworks by painters/sculptors outside mainstream culture; may be mentally ill, or untutored and uneducated: (French equivalent is Art Brut).

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No New Posts Painting

Since classical antiquity the highest form of Western art, painting has been dominated by Renaissance-style "Academic Art". Until the invention of pre-mixed paints and the collapsible paint tube in the mid-19th century, painters had to create their own colour pigments from natural plants and metal compounds. See colour in painting. Famous painting movements or schools include: Early/HighRenaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Op-Art, Pop Art, Minimalism, Photorealism, and others.

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No New Posts Performance Art

A 20th century art form involving a live performance by the artist before an audience. The form was explored and developed by exponents of Futurism, Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism and later contemporary art movements.

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No New Posts Photography

A 20th century medium by which the artist captures pictorial images on film as opposed to the traditional fine art supports of canvas, paper or board. New computer software graphics programs have created new opportunities for editing and image manipulation. See also: Is Photography Art? Foremost among exponents of photographic art is the American Ansel Adams, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim fellow and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, noted for his black-and-white photographs of the American West. The leading contemporary Irish lens-based artist is Victor Sloan (b.1945).

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No New Posts Poster Art

Peaked during the French Belle Epoque and the Art Nouveau era.

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No New Posts Primitive Art

Associated with Aboriginal, African, Oceanic and other tribal cultures; also embraces Outsider art.

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No New Posts Printmaking

The process of making original prints by pressing an inked block or plate onto a receptive support surface, typically paper. Among great modern exponents of fine art printmaking (eg. woodcuts, engraving, etching, lithography and silkscreen) are the American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), the French artist Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), the Dutch graphic artist MC Escher (1898-1972), Willem de Kooning (1904-97) and Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), as well as silkscreen printers like Andy Warhol (1928-87), all of whom infused the artform with great vitality.

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No New Posts Public Art

A vague category of art which encompasses all works paid for by public funds. A more narrow definition might restrict it to all works designed for a space accessible to the general public. Sadly, most public art ends up in stores or offices staffed by public servants!

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No New Posts Religious Art

Typically architecture, or any fine or decorative arts with a religious theme: includes Christian or Islamic, Hindu, Buddhism or any of a hundred different sects. See for instance Chinese Buddhist sculpture (c.100 CE - present).

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No New Posts Rock Art

Traditionally encompasses primitive stone engravings (petroglyphs), relief sculptures, cave painting (pictographs) and megaliths of the Stone Age.

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No New Posts Sand Art

Encompasses sand painting (Navajo Indians, Tibetan Buddhists), sand drawing (Vanuatu, formerly New Hebrides), sand sculpture and architecture

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No New Posts Sculpture

Sculpture is a three-dimensional work of plastic art created either by (1) Carving - in stone, marble, wood, ivory, bone; (2) modelling - from wax or clay, after which it may be cast in bronze; (3) an assemblage of "found objects". Note: Origami paper folding should also be classed as a plastic art.

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No New Posts Stained Glass Art

The supreme decorative art of the Gothic movement, stained glass reached its zenith during the 12th and 13th centuries when it was created for Christian cathedrals across Europe. Modern stained glass was made in America by John LaFarge and Louis Comfort Tiffany; and on the Continent at the Bauhaus design school.Sadly, the creators of the stained glass masterpieces in Chartres and other Gothic cathedrals remain anonymous, however their skills were kept alive by artists like Marc Chagall (1887-1985) and Joan Miro (1893-1983), and - in Ireland - by such Irish artists as Harry Clarke (1889-1931), Sarah Purser (1848-43) and Evie Hone (1894-1955).

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No New Posts Tapestry Art

An ancient type of textile art, tapestry-making flourished in Europe from the Middle Ages onwards, at the hands of French and (later) Flemish weavers. The most famous works were woven at the Gobelins tapestry and Beauvais tapestry factories in Paris, but see also the famous Bayeux Tapestry (c.1075) a Romanesque work stitched by Anglo-Saxon and French seamsters, depicting the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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No New Posts Video Art

One of the most recent categories of contemporary expression, pioneered by Andy Warhol and others, video is frequently used in installation art, as well as as a stand-alone art form. Several Turner Prize Winners have been video artists. The leading video artist of the twentieth century is probably Bill Viola (b.1951), known for his technical and creative mastery of the genre

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World Arts

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No New Posts Aboriginal Art (Australia)

Introduction to ancient cave painting and petroglyphs from Australasia.

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No New Posts Aegean Art

Early Greek civilization: features Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenean cultures.

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No New Posts African Art

Guide to rock paintings, classical African sculpture, art of the African kingdoms, religious and tribal artworks and more.

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No New Posts American Art

History of painting and other fine arts in America, 1750-present

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No New Posts Pre-Columbian Art (Americas)

Architecture, art and crafts of the Americas up to 1535.

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No New Posts American Indian Art

A largely craft-based culture, specializing in wood carving, textile arts, shell-engraving, basket-making and ceremonial masks.

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No New Posts American Colonial Art

Eurocentric 17th/18th century portrait painting, miniatures and architecture.

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No New Posts Asian Art

Arts and crafts from Japan, China, Korea, SE Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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No New Posts Byzantine Art

Principally architecture, panel painting, and mosaics created by artists within the eastern Christian Byzantine empire centred on Constantinople.

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No New Posts Celtic Art

Includes metalwork of the Hallstatt and La Tene culture, plus abstract geometric designwork.

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No New Posts Chinese Art

Includes world famous Chinese lacquerware, bronzes, jade carving, terracotta sculpture, Chinese Porcelain, wash-painting and calligraphy. For more, see also Chinese Pottery and Chinese Painting. For a guide to the aesthetic principles behind Oriental arts and crafts

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No New Posts Egyptian Art

Embraces mainly tomb artworks - like panel paintings, Egyptian Sculpture, murals, pottery, metalcraft and Egyptian Pyramids Architecture.

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No New Posts Etruscan Art

Includes tomb paintings, domestic frescoes, bronze and terracotta sculpture, ornate sarcophagi, goldsmithery and jewellery

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No New Posts Flemish Painting

School of highly realistic oil painting - including artists like Jan van Eyck, Roger van der Weyden, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling, and others - that strongly influenced the Italian Renaissance.

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No New Posts Franco-Cantabrian Cave Art

Prehistoric parietal works in southern France and northern Spain.

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No New Posts French Painting

Follows the French School (1400-1900) from medieval book painting to late 19th century Symbolism.

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No New Posts German Expressionism

The most famous style of art from Germany.

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No New Posts Greek Art

Highly innovative, technically accomplished, Greek artists set the standard in all forms of fine, applied and decorative art, notably painting, sculpture, architecture and glass mosaic.

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No New Posts Greek Pottery

Includes a range of ceramic designs from different areas of ancient Greece, such as Geometric style, Oriental Style, Black-Figure Style and Red-Figure Style.

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No New Posts Greek Sculpture

Includes sculptural masterpieces like Discobolus by Myron; Wounded Amazon by Polykleitos; Apollo Belvedere by Leochares; Laocoon by Hagesandrus, Athenodoros & Polydorus; Aphrodite of Melos (Venus de Milo) by Andros of Antioch.

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No New Posts India: Painting & Sculpture

Includes prehistoric cupules and petroglyphs, ivory and bronze figurines, Buddhist frescoes, miniature paintings, and supreme works of Moghal architecture, like the Taj Mahal (1632-54).

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No New Posts Irish Art

Includes (painting): portraiture, topographical landscape, 19th century history paintings and 20th century genre-works and still lifes; (sculpture): Stone and bronzework by traditional, Gaelic, modern and contemporary Irish sculptors.

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No New Posts Islamic Art

Embraces many categories of creativity including, mosque-architecture, ceramics, faience mosaics, lustre-ware, relief sculpture, wood and ivory carving, friezes, drawing, painting, calligraphy, book-gilding, lacquer-painted bookbinding, textile design, goldsmithery, gemstone carving, and others.

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No New Posts Renaissance Art in Italy

Beginning in Florence, it spread to Rome and Venice before being taken up by painters and sculptors across Europe.

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No New Posts Japanese Art

Brief guide to four of the main visual arts in Japan, including: Buddhist Temple art, Zen ink-painting, Yamato-e, and Ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

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No New Posts Jewish Art

A look at Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Oriental Jewish art, crafts and archeological artifacts.

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No New Posts Korean Art

Initially influenced by prehistoric Siberian culture, then by Chinese arts and crafts, Korea in turn influenced the development of several artforms in Japan.

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No New Posts Mesopotamian Art

A brief guide to Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian culture in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates

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No New Posts Minoan Art

Covers sculpture, fresco painting, pottery, stone carvings (notably seal stones), jewellery and the palace architecture of Knossos, Phaestus, Akrotiri, Kato Zakros and Mallia.

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No New Posts Mycenean Art

Embraces Tholos tomb architecture, precious metalwork, and early Greek plastic arts.

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No New Posts Oceanic Art

This umbrella term refers to arts and crafts produced by indigenous native peoples within the Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia zones of the Pacific Ocean.

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No New Posts Persian Art

Encompasses monumental rock sculptures, bas-reliefs, ceramics, mosaics, metalwork, frescoes, illuminated manuscripts, calligraphy, carpet-making, silk-weaving and architectural designs.

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No New Posts Roman Art

Noted for its historical relief sculptures (eg. Trajan's Column) and its practical architecture (bridges, aquaducts, roads), ancient Rome was also responsible for producing unique copies of many original Greek sculptures, without which many Hellenic treasures would have been lost forever.

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No New Posts Russian Art

Prehistoric sculpture and the history of painting 30,000 BCE to 1920.

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No New Posts Spanish Painting

Follows Iberian art (1500-1970), from El Greco to Antoni Tapies.

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No New Posts Tribal Art

Short guide to the traditional art of tribal societies in India, Africa, the South Pacific, Australasia, Alaska and the Americas. Also known as Primitive Native Art, the category is sometimes extended to include certain early European artworks (eg. Celtic La Tene). It primarily consists of stoneworks (sculpture, temples), earthworks, and petroglyphs.

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No New Posts Viking Art

Norse art mainly consists of portable artworks, like decorated body armour, drinking horns, pagan icons, paddles, and small-scale carvings in amber, jet, bone, walrus ivory and wood.

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Styles and Genres

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No New Posts Abstract Art

Strictly speaking, abstract artworks derive from non-natural subjects such as geometric shapes, although wider definitions embrace all non-representational works. Types of geometric abstraction are also called concrete art, or more confusingly non-objective art. Both these terms mean the same.

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No New Posts Representational Art

This describes images that are clearly recognizable for what they purport to be. By contrast, abstract art consists of pictures that lack any clear identity, and must therefore be interpreted by the viewer.

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No New Posts Figure Drawing and Figure Painting

Including representational drawing from life.

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No New Posts History Painting

Derived from the Italian word "istoria" (meaning, "narrative"), history painting - exemplified by Leonardo Davinci's work The Last Supper - tells noble stories or carries uplifting messages, and was considered to be No 1 in the Hierarchy of Painting Genres.

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No New Posts Portrait Art

Embracing individual, group or self-portraits, this genre - exemplified by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) - was considered to be No 2 in the Hierarchy of Painting Genres.

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No New Posts Genre Painting

Championed by 17th century Dutch Realists, such as Jan Vermeer (1632-75), this category of "everyday scenes" was seen as No 3 in the Hierarchy of Painting Genres

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No New Posts Landscape Painting

Comprising scenic views in which nature takes primacy over human figures, this was rated No 4 in the Hierarchy of Painting Genres.

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No New Posts Still Life Painting

This genre - exemplified by Frans Snyders (1579-1657) - typically comprised an arrangement of objects (flowers, kitchen utensils etc.) laid out on a table.

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