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Tate: Glossary of art terms

Art, like any discipline, comes with its own vocabulary. There are unique terms for artistic techniques, names for important movements and schools, or common words that take on special significance in the context of art. This vocabulary is best illustrated with both words and images. The Tate Galleries of Britain have created an extensive, illustrated Glossary of art terms. Entries range from Abbaye de Creteil (a group of French writers, artists, and composers, formed in 1906, who were partly inspired by the French Renaissance writer Francois Rabelais to Zero (Formed in 1950s Germany, a group that believed "their approach to art making which used light and motion opened up new forms of perceptions"). Visitors can peruse the glossary at whim or search alphabetically. This is a useful resource for any art history class, and is also quite enjoyable to browse on its own, thanks to the vivid digitized images provided by the Tate.
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October 14th, 2016
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October 13th, 2016 at 11:38am
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October 13th, 2016 at 1:18pm
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