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Abstract art

Anna Moszynska.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Art Techniques and Principles; 20th-Century Art. 10078 words.

Term applied in its strictest sense to forms of 20th-century Western art that reject representation and have no starting- or finishing-point in nature. As distinct from processes of...

Caricature

Judith Wechsler, Patricia Coronel, Michael Coronel, Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom and E. Michael Whittington.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Art Techniques and Principles. 5296 words.

Type of art in which the characteristic features of the human figure are exaggerated for amusement or criticism. The term caricatura (from It. caricare: ‘to load or change’) was...

Cartouche

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles. 351 words.

Ornamental tablet or shield bearing an inscription, monogram or heraldic arms framed in elaborate scrolls, shell-shaped volutes or similar devices. The term has been extended to...

Drawing

Beverley Schreiber Jacoby and Marjorie Shelley.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Art Techniques and Principles. 19042 words.

Term that refers both to the act of marking lines on a surface and to the product of such manual work. Whether it is summary or complete, a drawing is defined less by its degree of...

Icon

Richard Temple.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Painting; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 1681 words.

[Gr. eikon: ‘image’]

Wooden panel with a painting, usually in tempera, of a holy person or one of the traditional images of Orthodox Christianity (see fig.), the religion of the...

Illusionism

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Art Techniques and Principles; History of Art. 6267 words.

In painting, the attempt to make images that seemingly share or extend the three-dimensional space in which the spectator stands. The term is also applied in sculpture, for a...

Landscape painting

Helen Langdon.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Painting; Art Techniques and Principles. 14794 words.

Type of work in which natural scenery is the essential visual motif; an independent pictorial form in Europe from the 16th century. The German term Landschaft and the Italian paese (la...

Motion picture film

Jeffrey Martin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Digital and New Media, Multi-Media, Sound, and Music Art; Film and Video Art; Photography and Photographs; Art Techniques and Principles; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 1237 words.

Medium on which a series of photographic images are recorded on a flexible plastic base in order to produce the illusion of movement when reproduced by projection through a lens or...

Multimedia

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Digital and New Media, Multi-Media, Sound, and Music Art; Performance Art and Dance; Art Techniques and Principles. 271 words.

Term used in an art-historical context to describe art forms that include a variety of media, often unconventional. It is used mainly where a complete description of media would be too...

Narrative art

Dominique Collon, G. A. Gaballa, Guy Hedreen, Marianna S. Simpson, D. A. Swallow, David M. Jones, Paula D. Leveto and Randy R. Becker.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; History of Art. 12288 words.

Term used to describe art that provides a visual representation of some kind of story, sometimes based on literary work. It is found throughout the world, and it appears not only as an...