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abstract art

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A term which can generally be applied to any non-representational art (most decorative art, for example), but which is more specifically used, from the early 20th century onwards, to...

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Activists

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A Hungarian artistic, literary, and political group, active from about 1914 to about 1926. It was the most important of the associations that emerged after the break-up of The Eight,...

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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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Adolph Gottlieb

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(b New York, 14 Mar. 1903; d East Hampton, Long Island, NY, 4 Mar. 1974).

American painter, one of the leading Abstract Expressionists. His early work was Expressionist and in 1935...

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African art

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This entry contains two subentries: An Overview; and Contemporary African Art.

African art presents unique potentials and challenges in terms of art historical engagement. One of...

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Afro

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(1912–76)

Italian painter and stage designer, brother of the sculptors Dino Basaldella and Mirko Basaldella (who like Afro preferred to be known simply by his first name; see...

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Albert Gleizes

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(b Paris, 8 Dec. 1881; d Avignon, 23 June 1953).

French painter, printmaker, and writer. His early work was Impressionist in style, but in 1909 he took up Cubism. In 1912 he was...

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Alberto Giacometti

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(1901–1966)

Swiss sculptor, painter, and draughtsman, who is best known for the thin elongated figures that he produced after World War II.

Son of the postimpressionist...

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Alberto Magnelli

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(b Florence, 1 July 1888; d Meudon, nr. Paris, 20 Apr. 1971).

Italian painter, active mainly in Paris, where he settled in 1931. In his early work he moved from ...

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Alejandro Otero

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Venezuelan painter, sculptor, administrator, and writer, regarded as one of his country's leading artists. He was born at El Manteco, Bolivar State, and studied painting, sculpture, and...

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