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    A research project examining Henry Moore’s artistic ideas and working processes as well as his place within and impact on twentieth-century visual...

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    The term process art refers to where the process of its making art is not hidden but remains a prominent aspect of the completed work, so that a...

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    Valerie Hellstein

    The image-making process remains very visible on the surface of Women Singing II 1966 (Tate T01178; fig.1), in the sense that one can imagine how...

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    James Nisbet

    Standing at one corner of his 50 x 100 ft (15 x 30 m) rectangle of baker’s salt in a large colour photograph in Tate’s version of Salt Flat 1968 ...

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    The label Young British Artists (YBAs) is applied to a loose group of British artists who began to exhibit together in 1988 and who became known...

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    Photography refers to the process or practice of creating a photograph – an image produced by the action of light on a light-sensitive material

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    Mixed media is a term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials

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    Arte povera was a radical Italian art movement from the late 1960s to 1970s whose artists explored a range of unconventional processes and non...

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    Medium can refer to both to the type of art (e.g. painting, sculpture, printmaking), as well as the materials an artwork is made from

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    The term multi-media describes artworks made from a range of materials and include an electronic element such as audio or video

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    Chalk is a soft powdery white or off-white writing or drawing material in crayon form, generally used on a blackboard or other dark surface

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    Frottage is a surrealist and ‘automatic’ method of creative production that involves creating a rubbing of a textured surface using a pencil...

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    Charcoal is a black crumbly drawing material made of carbon and often used for sketching and under-drawing for paintings, although can also be used...

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    Canvas is a strong, woven cloth traditionally used by artists as a support (surface on which to paint)

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    A surface for drawing or writing made from the skins of calves, goats and sheep

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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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    Multiple refers to a series of identical artworks, usually a signed limited edition made specifically for selling

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    As applied to art, avant-garde means art that is innovatory, introducing or exploring new forms or subject matter

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    Mail art is a movement based on the principle of sending small scale works through the postal service

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