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The dominant artistic movement in the 1940s and 1950s, Abstract Expressionism was the first to place New York City at the forefront of international modern
Non-representational works of art that do not depict scenes or objects in the world or have discernable subject matter.
Art critic Harold Rosenberg coined the term “action painting” in 1952 to describe the work of artists who painted using bold gestures that engaged more
A nonfiction film, usually lasting no more than one to two minutes, showing unedited, unstructured footage of real events, places, people, or things. Actualities,
An approach to painting that emerged with the Abstract Expressionists, in which each area of the composition is given equal attention and significance.
A lightly exposed wet-plate glass negative that appears as a positive when placed on a black backing.
An intaglio printmaking technique that creates tonal areas. Its name reflects its watercolor-like effects. Powdered resin is sprinkled on a metal plate
An object formerly part of a built structure, intended to be part of a built structure, or representing a structural element of a building.
A presentation of an architectural concept in three-dimensional form. Can also refer to digital files representing the same.
The science, art, or profession of designing and constructing buildings and other structures for use or habitation by humans; a building, or buildings
A movement of young Italian artists who attempted to create a new sculptural language through the use of humble, everyday materials. Meaning “poor art,”
A term referring to publications conceived, designed, and illustrated by artists, often self-published or published by arts organizations in large or unlimited
Informal movement in design and architecture that championed the unity of the arts, the experience of the individual craftsperson, and the qualities of
A three-dimensional work of art made from combinations of materials including found objects or non-traditional art materials.
Sound as recorded, transmitted, or reproduced. Could include or refer to the use of noise and/or silence.
Strategies of writing or creating art that aimed to access the unconscious mind. The Surrealists, in particular, experimented with automatist techniques
French for “advanced guard,” originally used to denote the vanguard of an army and first applied to art in France in the early 19th century. In reference