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A glossary of art history terms.

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A position taken up by artists and writers during the 19th century that art should not be made for the public's sake, but for art's sake, and was a move to break away from the constraints of academic ...

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

A painting technique that creates the illusion of distance in an otherwise 2D landscape by using paler colors and vague forms to denote objects further from the viewer, and brighter and sharper ...

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

The Renaissance theoretical debate between drawing vs. color, generally divided between the Florentine and Venetian art traditions.

Domain: Art history; Category: Renaissance

The center of visual interest in a 2D painting where the viewer's eye is naturally drawn.

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

A perspectival technique that creates the illusion of an object receding sharply into the distance. Renaissance artists often used foreshortening to demonstrate their skill.

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

Considered the most important genre painting for most of the 20th century. History painting focused on narrative and depicted mythological, biblical, or historical subject matter and had a moralizing ...

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

Can refer to painters from the same country, city, or a group of painters that follow in the style of another artist (e.g. Dutch School, Florentine School, School of Raphael).

Domain: Art history; Category: General art history

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