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Words Related to Arts and Crafts - Types of Visual Arts

Here you will learn some English words related to the types of visual arts such as "portrait", "graffiti", and "miniature".

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Words Related to Arts and Crafts
oil painting
[noun]
a painting that is produced using oil paints
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allegory
[noun]
an instance of representing an idea, event or truth using symbols
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bodegon
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a Spanish still life painting that typically features the everyday objects, food and drink commonly found in ceramic and metal vessels on a kitchen counter or table
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figure painting
[noun]
the depiction of the human form in art and can be defined as representing the human figure, anatomy, and physiology through the media of artistic rendering
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landscape painting
[noun]
art that depicts physical terrain including natural features like landforms, vegetation and bodies of water
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portrait
[noun]
a drawing, photograph, or painting of a person, particularly of their face and shoulders
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still life
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a painting or drawing, representing objects that do not move, such as flowers, glassware, etc.
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veduta
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an Italian art genre of highly detailed, representation paintings and prints of cityscapes that flourished during the 17th and 18th centuries
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abstract
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(of a form of art) not depicting things as they are in real life but as what the artist thinks of them
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caricature
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a humorous, exaggerated representation of a person or thing, typically in the form of a drawing or sculpture
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diptych
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a painting or engraving done on two separate pieces of wood that are hinged and can be closed like a book, usually used as an altarpiece
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hologram
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a special type of photograph that produces a three-dimensional image by the use of a split coherent beam of light, such as a laser
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inset
[noun]
a small area of a page or image that is set off from the main body of the page or image
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life drawing
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the activity or skill of drawing live human models, especially one who is naked
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line drawing
[noun]
a drawing that depicts a design using only solid lines
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lithograph
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a print made by using a stone or metal plate to transfer an image to paper
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matchstick man
[noun]
a style or technique of drawing or painting where figures are depicted using simple, thin lines that resemble matchsticks
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miniature
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a type of painting in which small, highly detailed images are painted on a small scale
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mural
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a large painting done on a wall
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nude
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a naked human figure as the subject of an artistic piece
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primitive art
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art that is created with simple materials and techniques, often with spiritual or religious purposes
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projection
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a technique used to create an image on a surface by projecting light onto it
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seascape
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a painting or photograph representing the sea
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self-portrait
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a painting of a person that is created by the same person
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silhouette
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a drawing that depicts the outline of someone or something that is in a single black color and against a light background, often from the side
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study
[noun]
a basic draft, drawing or painting that is created by an artist as a way of practice
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tableau
[noun]
a group of models or statues arranged in an artistic way, representing a famous historical or fictitious scene
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tracing
[noun]
a technique used to create a copy of a design or image by placing a sheet of paper over it and tracing the outlines
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triptych
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a painting or engraving done on three separate pieces of wood that are hinged together side by side, usually used as an altarpiece
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view
[noun]
a photographic or pictorial representation of a scene
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action painting
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a type of abstract painting in which the artist applies paint in a spontaneous and gestural manner
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digital painting
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a type of painting created using software and digital tools, such as a graphics tablet or stylus
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watercolor
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a painting that is created using paints that are water-soluble
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silverpoint
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a type of drawing technique in which a silver or gold wire is used to draw on a prepared surface
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animation
[noun]
the act or process of making animated programs, cartoons, etc.
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cartoon
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a humorous drawing on the topics that are covered in the news, usually published in a newspaper or magazine
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graffiti
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pictures or words that are drawn on a public surface such as walls, doors, trains, etc.
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illustration
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a picture or drawing in a book, or other publication, particularly one that makes the understanding of something easier
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engraving
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an artistic work that is made by cutting or carving designs on a piece of hard material
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detonography
[noun]
the art of creating images or designs by applying gunpowder or other explosives onto a surface and lighting them to produce a controlled explosion
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carving
[noun]
an object or pattern that is made by cutting solid material
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comic book
[noun]
a magazine that contains a series of stories that are told by using pictures
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