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    Complementary colours are pairs of colours that contrast with each other more than any other colour, and when placed side-by-side make each other...

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    The term colour field painting is applied to the work of abstract painters working in the 1950s and 1960s characterised by large areas of a more or...

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    A palette is a smooth, flat surface on which artists set out and mix their colours before painting, often designed to be held in the hand

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    Group of four Scottish artists, who were among the first to introduce the intense colour of the French fauve movement into Britain in the 1920s

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    Term invented by artist Robert Delaunay to describe the abstract painting developed by him and his wife Sonia Delaunay from about 1910

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    Der Blaue Reiter was a German expressionist group originating in Munich in 1909

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    Christoph Grunenberg

    Tate Liverpool's exhibition Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today explores the moment in twentieth-century art when a group of artists...

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    Olafur Eliasson

    The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is well known for his large-scale installations and sculptures using ethereal materials such as light,...

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    Duro Olowu

    In our second series of articles on Sonia Delaunay, Tate Etc. asked a fashion designer to talk about his long admiration for the artist

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    François Morellet

    How Random Distribution of 40,000 Squares using the odd and even numbers of a Telephone Directory 1960 came into being

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    David Batchelor

    My original motives for making monochromes – back in the late 1980s – were vaguely malicious. The subject was interesting because it seemed to be...

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    Sheila Hicks

    During her long and fruitful life Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) became a key figure within Parisian avant-garde circles as well as an important...

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    Pastel is a coloured drawing medium made from pure coloured pigment mixed with a binder to form a stick

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    Monochrome means one colour, so in relation to art, a monochrome artwork is one that includes only one colour

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    Ink is an ancient writing and drawing medium in liquid or paste form, traditionally black or brown in colour – though it can also contain coloured...

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    The lightness or darkness of something – this could be a shade, or how dark or light a colour appears

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    Divisionism is a late nineteenth century painting technique that involved using tiny adjacent dabs of primary colour to create the effect of light

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    Term associated with the style of symbolic representation adopted by Paul Gauguin and his followers in the 1880s characterised by flat areas of...

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    Hard edge painting is an approach to abstract painting that became widespread in the 1960s and is characterized by areas of flat colour with sharp,...

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