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Art Terms #1

A list of art terms

Art uses geometric and other designs, seeking to break away from traditional representation of physical objects. Kandinsky and others in early 20th century. Abstract Art
US painters known for their paintings of everyday city life. Also known as "the eight." Founded in 1908 in NYC, the artists included Arthur Davies, William Glackens, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, and Maurice Pendergast Ashcan School
Group of mid-19th century French landscape painters including Millet and Rousseau Barbizon School
Shallow relief in which the figures barely stand out from their background. Bas Relief
Group of Munich artists started by Kandinsky and Marc in 1911 Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider)
The rendering of light and shade in a painting. Chiaroscuro (Italian, "light-dark)
Outrageous movement started in 1916 in Zurich as a protest against all artistic standards. Duchamp was a leading exponent. Dadaism (dada is French for "hobbyhorse")
Artists of the Netherlands in the 17th century including Rembrandt and Hals. Dutch School
Uses water-based pigments applied to a fresh plaster wall or ceiling done before the plaster dries. Fresco
A glassy substance applied to pottery and porcelain that makes it smooth and waterproof. Glaze
Religious picture usually painted on wood or ivory usually associated with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Icon
Sticking one layer on top of another. Montage
Movement founded in the mid-18th century in Rome that imitated the simple art of the Romans and Greeks. Neo-classicism
Modern technique with which a painter creates optical illusions with the use of dazzling patterns. Op Art (or Optical Art)
The range of colors available to an artist. These colors are usually arranged on a board with a thumbhole for easy holding and for easy mixing. Palette
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