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Arth228 Terms

Modern An artistic style that does not follow any artistic historical characteristics or values.
Contemporary This style has some similar characteristics as modern art but the style is occurring in the present time.
Abstract Expressionism / A group of artists based in NY that ignored traditional form and values of painting. They focused on radically experimenting with the process of making the work
Action Painting AE untraditional process of painting by splashing and throwing paint on the canvas using their hands, sticks, or spoons.
Formalism Clement Greenberg's theory that highlights studying arts form and style
Minimalism Artists were interested in creating art with simple geometric forms and patterns, made out of industrial materials, engaged with the viewer, and showed no hand of the artist.
Phenomenology philosophy that questions how embodied experiences have meaning.
Gutai Momvement in Japan, where artists focus on engaging with organic materials and not the finished object.
Happening's form of performance collage that brought art to life and directed viewer to experience art with all their senses. Leaves a majority of the artistic process up to chance.
Fluxus an unofficial movement of artists who were based all over the world but had shred belief that everything e could be art and anybody could do it
Conceptual art The intellectual idea is art, Viewer is required to create meaning, reproducable, and artists provide instructions.
Dematerilization Art whose meaning is communicated by the idea and not the physical form of the art.
Photo-conceptualism using photography to convey ideas that are more impotant then the reproducible photograph.
Truism a statement that communicates information that sounds factual but the meaning is up to the viewer to decide.
Death of the Author Roland Barthes essay which argued that art should not be analyzed using the artists identity. The viewer has the responsibility to interpret meaning of the art. Shifting emphasis from maker to process of reception.
Mail Art Artist exchanged artistic literature or encountres of everyday life in series sending it through the mail establishing an international network. Making art accessible outside of the galleries and museums and asking the viewer to engage with it.
Instruction Art artist gives the viewer a set of instruction to fulfill
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