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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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Ephemera

Arts & crafts; Modern art

Transitory written and printed matter (receipts, notes, tickets, clippings, etc.) not originally intended to be kept or preserved.

Etching

Arts & crafts; Modern art

A type of print made by scratching marks onto the surface of a metal plate (usually copper, zinc, or steel) that has been treated with an acid-resistant waxy ground. When the plate is placed into a ...

Existentialism

Arts & crafts; Modern art

A philosophical attitude emerging from the early 20th century, associated especially with Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir, which stresses the free will of the individual in ...

Expressionism

Arts & crafts; Modern art

An international artistic movement in art, architecture, literature, and performance that flourished between 1905 and 1920, especially in Germany and Austria, that favored the expression of ...

Exquisite Corpse

Arts & crafts; Modern art

A game in which each participant takes turns writing or drawing on a sheet of paper, folds it to conceal his or her contribution, then passes it to the next player for a further contribution. The ...

Facade

Arts & crafts; Modern art

Any public-facing side of a building, often featuring decorative finishes.

Fauves

Arts & crafts; Modern art

French for “wild beasts,” the term was coined in 1905 by art critic Louis Vauxcelles to describe paintings by artists like Henri Matisse and André Derain, which were characterized by a tendency ...

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