art movement

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Noun1.art movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
Abstract Expressionism, action painting - a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles
Ash Can, Ashcan school - early 20th-century United States painting; portrays realistic and sordid scenes of city life
Impressionism - a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light
Pop Art - a school of art that emerged in the United Kingdom in the 1950s and became prevalent in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1960s; it imitated the techniques of commercial art (as the soup cans of Andy Warhol) and the styles of popular culture and the mass media
Ashcan School, Eight - a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
pointillism - a school of painters who used a technique of painting with tiny dots of pure colors that would blend in the viewer's eye; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers late in 19th century France
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
art deco, deco - a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s; marked by stylized forms and geometric designs adapted to mass production
art nouveau - a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers
avant-garde, van, vanguard, new wave - any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
constructivism - an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects
suprematism - a geometric abstractionist movement originated by Kazimir Malevich in Russia that influenced constructivism
cubism - an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes
dadaism, dada - a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty
expressionism - an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality
fauvism - an art movement launched in 1905 whose work was characterized by bright and nonnatural colors and simple forms; influenced the expressionists
futurism - an artistic movement in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age
Hudson River school, romantic realism - the first coherent school of American art; active from 1825 to 1870; painted wilderness landscapes of the Hudson River valley and surrounding New England
imagism - a movement by American and English poets early in the 20th century in reaction to Victorian sentimentality; used common speech in free verse with clear concrete imagery
lake poets - English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it
luminism - an artistic movement in the United States that was derived from the Hudson River school; active from 1850 to 1870; painted realistic landscapes in a style that pictured atmospheric light and the use of aerial perspective
minimal art, minimalism, reductivism - an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color
naturalism, realism - an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
neoromanticism - an art movement based on a revival of Romanticism in art and literature
New Wave, Nouvelle Vague - an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s
secession, sezession - an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
surrealism - a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams
symbolism - an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images
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13 ART MOVEMENTS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW, by Brad Finger.
A host of creative and talented artists will carry out the works which include variety of art movements and styles.
Described as "carnivalesque," in the history of gothic/noir art movements supplied in the introduction, lowbrow art often fuses elements of pop culture with surrealism, resulting in dark satire and surprising juxtaposition.
When I first opened "A History of Western Art" by Antony Mason, I was amazed at the excellent picture quality and the wide scope of artists and art movements that are covered.
I am leaving out the robust community and public art movements in the US that have little interest in joining the more mandarin art world that, say, follows Artforum and does not accommodate their public actions and spectacles.
Artprice Knowledge(R) goes beyond the technique of grouping artists in terms of art movements based on historically defined aesthetic and theoretical criteria, by enabling artists to be grouped according to the tastes of art buyers and collectors.
Via an excellent balance of stunning color photographs and erudite text, the author reports on the interrelationships between ceramics, the art movements of the twentieth century, and the socio-cultural contexts in which these ceramics were made and why they were made.
Mr Cochrane believes that, with the right encouragement, the success of art movements in East London, and the positive effects of Baltic in Newcastle, could be repeated in Middlesbrough.
According to Manson, the album was inspired by radical art movements such as prewar German cabaret, the pretentious wit of Dandyism and the all-out brattiness of DaDa.
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Over 1500 alphabetical entries cover the history of Western art from ancient times to the present, focusing on artists, architects, critics, art movements, techniques, and ideas.
The ways in which art museums consecrate artists and art movements are ever more complicated.