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simultanism

Art history; General art history

The term invented by Robert Delaunay to describe the abstract painting developed by him and his wife Sonia Delaunay from about 1910. Their work was also named Orphism by the poet and critic ...

site-specific

Art history; General art history

Refers to a work of art designed specifically for a particular location and that has an interrelationship with the location. If removed from the location it would lose all or a substantial part of ...

Situationist International

Art history; General art history

Revolutionary alliance of European avant-garde artists, writers and poets formed at a conference in Italy in 1957 (as Internationale Situationiste or IS). It combined two existing groupings, the ...

social realism

Art history; General art history

Refers to any Realist painting that also carries a clearly discernible social or political comment. In Britain can be found in eighteenth century in e.g. Hogarth, but became particularly widespread ...

socialist realism

Art history; General art history

A form of modern realism imposed in Russia by Stalin following his rise to power after the death of Lenin in 1924. The doctrine was formally proclaimed by Maxim Gorky at the Soviet Writers Congress ...

software art

Art history; General art history

In the 1960s, software programs were the digital tool with which artists could create art on computers. Since then, these programs have become so sophisticated that they can now be considered the ...

solarisation

Art history; General art history

Discovered accidentally by Man Ray and Lee Miller, solarisation is created by briefly exposing a partially developed photograph to light, before continuing processing. Man Ray quickly adopted ...

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