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adhesive

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A substance used for joining surfaces together. Adhesives are generally colloidal solutions, which set to gels. There are many types including animal glues (based on collagen), vegetable mucilages, ...
affichiste

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Name (literally ‘poster designer’) taken by the French artists and photographers Raymond Hains (1926–2005) and Jacques Villeglé (1926– ), who met in 1949 and during the early 1950s devised a ...
Alberto Burri

Alberto Burri  

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(b Città di Castello, Umbria, 12 Mar. 1915; d Nice, 13 Feb. 1995).Italian painter, collagist, and designer. In 1943 he was captured whilst serving as a doctor with the Italian army in north Africa ...
appropriation

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The taking over of a real object or work of art into another work of art, for example in Cubist art in which fragments of newspapers were included to represent themselves. The term has particularly ...
Argentine art

Argentine art  

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Argentina has little trace of pre-Hispanic art and thus largely depended on European models until the 20th century when its artists deliberately adopted an internationalist policy. Examples of early ...
Arthur Dove

Arthur Dove  

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(b Canandaigua, NY, 2 Aug. 1880; d Huntington, Long Island, NY, 23 Nov. 1946).American painter, a pioneer of abstract art. For most of his career he earned his living as a commercial illustrator and ...
assemblage

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Art produced by the assembling of disparate elements, often scavenged or bought by the artist. The practice dates back to Picasso's Cubist constructions made from 1912 onwards. It was later adopted ...
bricolage

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The appropriation of pre-existing materials that are ready-to-hand to create something new (Lévi-Strauss). This creation both reflects and constructs the bricoleur's identity. The term is widely used ...
Carlo Carrà

Carlo Carrà  

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(b Quargnento, Piedmont, 11 Feb. 1881; d Milan, 13 Apr. 1966).Italian painter and writer on art, a prominent figure in both Futurism and Metaphysical Painting. He joined the Futurists in 1909, and ...
cento

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[sen-toh]A written composition made up of fragments taken from other writers. This may be a prose composition, but the term is applied most often to poem that is made up of lines from other poems. ...
Combine art

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A term coined by the American artist Robert Rauschenberg to describe the radical form of collage he devised in which the flat painting surface is ‘combined’ with a wide variety of objects including ...
combine painting

combine painting  

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A term coined by Robert Rauschenberg for a type of work he invented in the early 1950s—a very radical form of collage—in which a painted surface is ‘combined’ with various real objects, or sometimes ...
Conrad Marca-Relli

Conrad Marca-Relli  

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(1913–2000).Collage artist, painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Best known for vigorously conceived, richly textured canvas collages collectively constituting a singular contribution to abstract ...
Cubism

Cubism  

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An early 20th-century style and movement in art, especially painting, in which perspective with a single viewpoint was abandoned and use was made of simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and, ...
cut-up

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A technique used by the novelist William S. Burroughs in some passages of his works, notably The Ticket That Exploded (1962), whereby a pre-existing written text is cut into segments which are ...
dada

dada  

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An early 20th-century international movement in art, literature, music, and film, repudiating and mocking artistic and social conventions and emphasizing the illogical and absurd. Dada was launched ...
E. L. T. Mesens

E. L. T. Mesens  

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(b Brussels, 27 Nov. 1903; d Brussels, 13 May 1971).Belgian musician, poet, collagist, exhibition organizer, and dealer. His interest in the visual arts developed under the influence of Duchamp ...
futurism

futurism  

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Italian avant-garde art movement, launched in 1909, that exalted the dynamism of the modern world; it was literary in origin, but most of its major exponents were painters, and it also embraced ...
George Grosz

George Grosz  

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(1893–1959)German-born US draughtsman and painter, who is best known as a caricaturist and satirist.After studying art in Dresden and Berlin, Grosz drew for satirical reviews, depicting social ...
Georges Braque

Georges Braque  

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(1882–1963)French painter who, with Picasso, developed cubism. He was made a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur in 1951.After training as a decorator in Le Havre, Braque studied art in Paris and began ...

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