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Words Related to Arts and Crafts - Art Movements: 1946-1999

Here you will learn some English words related to art movements during 1946-1999 such as "pop art", "hyperrealism", and "neo-dada".

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abstract expressionism
[noun]
a modern art movement originated in New York in which an artist expresses subjective feelings in abstract forms rather than external objects or figures
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arte povera
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an Italian art movement active in the late 20th century, which sought to create art from everyday, found materials
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beat generation
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a group of American writers active in the mid-20th century who sought to challenge the conventions of literature and create a more experimental style
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Chicago Imagists
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a group of American artists active in the late 20th century who sought to challenge the conventions of abstract expressionism and create a more humorous and irreverent style
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cobra
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an avant-garde art movement founded in 1948 that combined elements of expressionism, surrealism, and abstract art and emphasized spontaneity and the subconscious
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color field
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an abstract art movement in which large fields of color are used to create a sense of immersion, stillness and calm
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fluxus
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an international multi-disciplinary art movement that peaked in the 1960s and 1970s
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hard-edge painting
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an American art movement active in the mid-20th century, which sought to create abstract paintings through the use of geometric shapes and flat, bold colors
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kinetic art
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a modern art form consisting of assemblages or sculptures that depend on motion to produce the desired effect
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neo-dada
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an art movement active in the mid-20th century, which sought to challenge the conventions of traditional art and create a more experimental style
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nouveau realisme
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an artistic movement active in the mid-20th century, which sought to create art from everyday, found objects
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op art
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an art movement that uses visual illusions and patterns to create the illusion of movement, depth, and changing form
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outsider art
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art created by those outside of the mainstream art world, often self-taught artists with no formal training
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pop art
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an art movement emerging from the United Kingdom during the 1960s that was based on mass media and popular culture, using elements of commercials, comic books, etc. as a way to challenge the traditions of the fine arts
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post-painterly abstraction
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an art movement of the 1960s that reacted against abstract expressionism by rejecting gestural brushwork in favor of smooth, evenly painted surfaces with hard-edged geometrical shapes and drips of color
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process art
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art movement that focuses on documenting the artistic process itself, rather than producing an end product
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public art
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art created for a publicly accessible space and intended to reach a wide audience, often site-specific pieces incorporating the surrounding environment
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situationist international
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an anarchist and Marxist political and artistic movement that existed from 1957 to 1972 and aimed to transform culture through creative activity and the construction of situations
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video art
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art form that uses moving image media like video and film as the primary medium
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appropriation
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an artistic style popular in the late 20th century, characterized by its use of existing artwork, objects, and images to create new works
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body art
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an artistic style popular in the late 20th century, characterized by its use of the body as a medium and its exploration of the relationship between the body and the self
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conceptual art
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art in which the concept presented is considered as the most important part not the form or appearance
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land art
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a form of art that uses natural elements of a landscape directly in its composition
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hyperrealism
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a genre of art that is marked by a high-resolution representation of real life pictures
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internet art
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an artistic style popular in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, characterized by its use of digital technologies and the internet to create art
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lyrical abstraction
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an artistic style popular in the mid-20th century, characterized by its use of expressive brushstrokes and bright colors to create a sense of emotion and movement
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mail art
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an artistic style popular in the late 20th century, characterized by its use of the postal system to create art and its exploration of the relationship between art and communication
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maximalism
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an artistic style popular in the late 20th century, characterized by its use of bold colors and textures to create a sense of abundance and energy
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minimalism
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‌a style of art, music, or design that arose in the 1950s and is associated with simplicity and uses only a limited number of elements
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neo-expressionism
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an artistic style popular in the late 20th century, characterized by its use of vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes to capture the human experience
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performance art
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a modern type of art in which the artist and the audience are engaged in dramatic performance, often with political or social themes
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postminimalism
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an artistic style popular in the late 20th century, characterized by its use of simple forms, bright colors, and everyday objects to explore the relationship between art and life
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postmodernism
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a movement and style in art, literature, architecture, etc. in the 20th century, which reacted against modernism and is usually marked by a return to earlier styles and inclusion of features from various periods
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photorealism
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a style of art in which the artist studies a photograph and tries to recreate it in another medium as accurate and natural as possible
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psychedelic art
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an artistic style popular in the mid-20th century, characterized by its use of bright colors and abstract forms to explore altered states of consciousness
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site-specific art
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an artistic style popular in the late 20th century, characterized by its use of a particular location and its exploration of the relationship between art and its environment
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sound art
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an artistic style popular in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, characterized by its use of sound and its exploration of the relationship between art and music
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