artistic movement


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Noun1.artistic 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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This striking contrast points to the complex relationship between a previously iconoclastic artistic movement and its return in a new historical context.
This is Camnitzer's first book, as well as the first systematic presentation of the artistic movement that has existed in Cuba since the late '70s.
David's Neoclassicism, the prevalent artistic movement of this period, was intended--in its antique subjects and rigid style--to invoke the stoic ideals of Republican or Imperial Rome.
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Founder of the Peaceful Progress artistic movement in South Wales, Bryce is based in a studio in Pontcanna.
The typescripts of these plays and the correspondence about them remind us that the New Negro Renaissance was not only an artistic movement but also a political struggle for social change.
Wells, Albert Einstein, and Jose Ortega y Gasset, Varo became familiar with new ideas: the theories of Sigmund Freud, which broadened the boundaries of reality, the work of Andre Breton, which defined surrealism as a literary and artistic movement.
Perhaps the things that unite these disparate groups into an artistic movement are creativity and a belief that dance empowers community and ethnic identity.
The city's cultural scene was thriving at the time with black artists, writers, dancers and musicians being a key ingredient of an explosive and vital artistic movement.
Conceived more as an artistic movement than a festival, it involves the coordination of some 263 spaces, including museums, galleries, cultural centers, libraries, schools and universities located throughout Mexico City, 25 states, as well as several countries.
Coming as a breath of foul air amidst the cosy conformity of post-war Britain, the Angry Young Men, a ragbag collection of literary misfits with little or nothing in common, were perhaps the first media-created artistic movement.
Leonard explains Suzuki's sudden and seemingly inexplicable success by showing how it built on a pre-existing Western artistic movement that had been gathering strength since the time of William Wordsworth and that sought beauty and indeed a kind of religious experience by seeing anew what the great romantic poet had called "the simple produce of the common day.