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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Central Australia is the birthplace of many of our most significant Aboriginal art movements, from the world-renowned Hermannsburg water colours to the art of the Western Desert including the influential Papunya Tula art movement.
The regional and international successes of the Bahraini fine art movement prove the creativity of Bahraini artists who have coped with the various international artistic trends and schools," he said.
In a statement to SANA, Assistant Minister of Culture, Ali al-Mubaiyed, said that the exhibition reflects the situation of the plastic art movement in Syria since it exhibits the paintings of elite artists who were able to depict the concerns, pains, aspirations and hopes of the Syrian people through deep creative visions.
The Kuwaiti, Gulf and Arab art movement has lost one of its great symbols, who brought joy and pleasure to the hearts of theater and TV drama lovers, the minister said in a press statement.
Richter presents readers with a comprehensive examination of the Dada art movement, its place in history, its key players, and its lasting impact.
I already have a wide knowledge of art history and the art movement.
The event included a brief presentation on the fine arts movement in the State of Qatar and technical experiments by renowned artist Yusuf Ahmed, during which he reviewed the process of art and its development in Qatar and the factors that helped to elevate this art movement to the level which it is currently.
IT'S called The Liverpool School and its founders believe it's the first new art movement to be formed in the city since 1905.
THE rich history of Bahrain's fine art movement was hailed as the Premier patronised a key expo yesterday.
It will highlight the art movement in the Sultanate, the role of the Omani artists in the fine arts movement and their achievements," she added.
Anita: Her collections were inspired by Western Art Movement called POINTILLISM in which painting was created using tiny small dots.
FANS of the British Pop Art movement have one last chance to see a key artist's work at an exhibition in Wolverhampton.