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A style of painting charachterized by a concern for the fleeting effects of lights as it played on form in nature
Impressionism
A painting style that used areas of brilliant contrasting color for structural and expressive purposes.
Fauvism
Painting that endeavored to represent a dynamic, modern, machine-powered world of moving objects.
Futurism
An art movement influenced by the psychology of Freud, who emphasized the importance of unconscious forces in human experiences
Surrealism
A style of painting and sculpture important as an aesthetic force in the 50s and 60s, characterized generally by large scale and evidence of spontaneous invention, suggestive of the creative experience sought by the artist involved in the process of form
Abstract Expressionism
A two dimensional art form that used juxtaposed areas of contrasting color to generate optical vibrations and ambiguous or undulating spatial relationships.
Op Art (optical illusion)
An art object or event that in its total or essential form is conceived in the mind of the artist before it is fabricated.
Conceptual Art
A non representational style of sculpture and painting, usually severely restricted in the use of usual elements and often consisting of simple geometric shapes or structures.
Minimalism
Painting style that emphasized the expression of the artist's subjective or emotional response to experience through the use of color, the direct vigorous exploitation of paint and the formation of evocative and/or symbolic representational imagery.
Expressionism
One of the original "abstract" styles of painting in which the artist represented several different views of a subject and broke up form into planes of geometric shape.
Cubism
An art movement that purported to be anti-art, anti everything
Dada
A painting by Pablo Picasso considered to be an example of a strong political statement in art
"Guernica"
A style of art popularized by Andy Warhol that used popular mass media symbols as subject matter, treating them seriously and/or satirically.
Pop Art
Paintings that used the photographic image as a point of reference only to depart from it their own form of realistic painting
Photorealism
Sculptural forms of earth, rock, or sometimes plants, often on a vast scale and in remote locations.
Earthworks
Dramatic presentation by visual artist (as distinguished from theater artist such as actors and dancers) in front of an audience
Performance Art

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