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  1. Glossary term: Glossary

    Also known as art informel, art autre translates as 'art of another kind' and was used to describe the dominant trend of abstract art in the...

  2. Glossary term: Glossary

    Art informel is a French term describing a swathe of approaches to abstract painting in the 1940s and 1950s which had in common an improvisatory...

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    Comic strip art is art that imitates the style, commercial printing techniques and subject matter of comic strips

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    Foreshortening refers to the technique of depicting an object or human body in a picture so as to produce an illusion of projection or extension in...

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    Grattage is a surrealist painting technique that involves laying a canvas prepared with a layer of oil paint over a textured object and then...

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    A maquette is model for a larger piece of sculpture, created in order to visualise how it might look and to work out approaches and materials for...

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

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    The point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge

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    Angry Penguins was a modernist literary and artistic movement that sought to shake up the entrenched cultural establishment of Australia in the 1940s

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    Seth McCormick

    Prior to serving any other purpose, the frame placed around a picture provides a context, a signifying framework, which designates it as a work of...

  11. Press release
    30 April 2001

    Tate Britain  Clore Galleries18 June – 26 August 2001 Thomas Gainsborough and Richard Wilson are two of the artists whose drawings feature in...

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    John Singer Sargent’s technique in oil has long fascinated artists and art historians. This study will bring together past technical studies as...

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    Aura is a quality integral to an artwork that cannot be communicated through mechanical reproduction techniques – such as photography

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    Arte nucleare was an artist group founded in Milan in 1951 whose aim was to make art in response to the nuclear age

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    Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and...

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    Street art is related to graffiti art in that it is created in public locations and is usually unsanctioned, but it covers a wider range of...

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    Feminist art explores gender-related experiences within society, often with the aim to expose embedded inequalities and show alternatives to...

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    Conceptual art is art for which the idea (or concept) behind the work is more important than the finished art object. It emerged as an art movement...

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    Op art was a major development of painting in the 1960s that used geometric forms to create optical effects

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    Richard Shiff

    ‘Politics haunts the art of our time’. This blunt pronouncement opens critic Harold Rosenberg’s meditation on ‘Art of Bad Conscience’ – his column...

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