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recto / verso

Art history; General art history

The recto is the front or face of a single sheet of paper, or the right-hand page of an open book. The back or underside of a single sheet of paper, or the left-hand page of an open book is known as ...

reformation

Art history; General art history

The Reformation was the reform of the Christian Church initiated by Martin Luther in Germany from about 1520 (when he was excommunicated) and resulting in the split of the church into Catholic and ...

regency

Art history; General art history

The notoriously pleasure-loving Prince George, the future George IV, became Prince Regent in 1811 and then reigned from 1820 to 1830. The term Regency tends to be applied to the style of furniture ...

Relational Aesthetics

Art history; General art history

The French curator Nicholas Bourriaud published a book called Relational Aesthetics in 1998 in which he described the term as meaning 'a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and ...

relief

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A relief is a wall-mounted sculpture in which the three-dimensional elements are raised from a flat base. Any three-dimensional element attached to a basically flat wall mounted work of art is said ...

renaissance

Art history; General art history

French word meaning rebirth, now used in English to describe the great revival of art that took place in Italy from about 1400 under the influence of the rediscovery of classical art and culture. In ...

replica

Art history; General art history

A copy of a work of art that is virtually indistinguishable from the original. Unlike a fake, a replica is not trying to pass for the original and is often made by the artist and used for historical ...

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