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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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The style of painting practiced by les Fauves (French for “wild beasts”) in the early 20th century, associated especially with Henri Matisse and André Derain, whose works emphasized strong, vibrant ...


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The belief in and advocacy for equal legal and social rights and conditions for women.


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Representing a form or figure in art that retains clear ties to the real world.

Film still

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A photograph taken during the production of a film that shows a particular moment or scene. These photographs are often used as advertisements or posters for the film.


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The area of an image—usually a photograph, drawing, or painting—that appears closest to the viewer.


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The method by which information is included or excluded from a photograph. A photographer frames an image when he or she points a camera at a subject.

Free association

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A technique developed by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud to help discover ideas and associations that a patient had developed, initially, at a subconscious level.

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