art movement

Definitions of art movement
  1. noun
    a group of artists who agree on general principles
    synonyms: artistic movement
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    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, 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
    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, new wave, van, vanguard
    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
    dada, dadaism
    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
    neoexpressionism
    an art movement based on expressionism; developed in 1980s in Europe and United States; crudely drawn garish paintings
    supra expressionism
    a movement that tried to go beyond expressionism
    analytical cubism
    the early phase of cubism
    synthetic cubism
    the late phase of cubism
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    front, movement, social movement
    a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
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