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The Oxford Dictionary of Art

Ian Chilvers.

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Book. Subjects: Art. 3858 pages. 629692 words.

This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original author in 2011.

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Pierre Restany

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(1930–2003)

French critic, chiefly known as the ideologist of the Nouveau Réalisme movement, which he launched with a manifesto in 1960 (he had devised the term earlier that year...

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return to order

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[from the French retour à l'ordre]

A phrase used to describe art in the immediate post-Great War era which was deemed to eschew the ‘corrupting’ influence of modern movements such...

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(Friedrich August) Moritz Retzsch

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(1799–1857).

German painter and draughtsman. Born in Dresden, Retzsch studied at the Dresden Kunstakademie from 1797. Although he practised as a portrait and subject painter his...

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Reuben Gallery

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Art gallery in New York. The Reuben Gallery was a pioneering gallery of Happenings, events, and new media art that ran from 1959 to 1961. Opened by Anita Reuben in ...

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retroussage

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(French: ‘dragging up’).

In intaglio methods of printmaking, a technique of gently passing a fine cloth over an inked plate, thereby drawing out a little of the ink and spreading...

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Armando Reverón

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Venezuelan painter, born in Caracas. Reverón was a strange character but also ‘the best Venezuelan painter of the first half of the century’ (Edward Lucie-Smith, Latin American Art of the...

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Reims School

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A term describing a tradition of manuscript illumination in the diocese of Reims in the early 9th century. From 816 to 835 the Bishop of Reims was Ebbo, a notable ...

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Ad Reinhardt

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(b Buffalo, NY, 24 Dec. 1913; d New York, 30 Aug. 1967).

American painter. From the beginning of his career his painting was abstract, but it changed radically in style over the...

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Gerald Reitlinger

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(b. London, 2 March 1900; d. Beckley, 8 March 1978).

English collector, archaeologist and writer. Trained as an artist, Reitlinger traveled widely, taking part in two Oxford...

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