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Modern art

A movement in fine arts (starting from the mid-1800s) in which the styles, attitudes and subject-matter began to differ from those of traditional art.

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action painting

Arts & crafts; Modern art

A type of dynamic, impulsive painting in which the artist applies paint with energic gestural movements and with no preconceived idea of what the picture will look like.

seashell necklace

Arts & crafts; Modern art

A necklace made from seashells or an imitation of such shells.

applied art

Arts & crafts; Modern art

Term describing the design or decoration of functional objects so as to make them aesthetically pleasing.

aquarelle

Arts & crafts; Modern art

The French word for watercolour; it is sometimes used in English to distinguish true watercolour painting - in transparent washes - from gouache, which is opaque.

gouache

Arts & crafts; Modern art

Opaque watercolour, sometimes also known as body colour. It differs from transparent watercolour in that the pigments are bound with glue and the lighter tones are obtained by the admixture of white ...

aquatint

Arts & crafts; Modern art

A printmaking method related to etching but producing finely granulated tonal areas rather than lines. The term applies also to a print made by this method.

etching

Arts & crafts; Modern art

Term applied to a method of engraving in which the design is bitten into the plate with acid, and also to the print so produced.

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