Art and culture

Les Automatistes – Wiki Point

Exhibition of the Automatistes, 1947 Claude Gauvreau, Julienne Gauvreau, Pierre Gauvreau, Marcel Barbeau, Madeleine Arbour, Paul-Émile Borduas, Madeleine Lalonde, Bruno Cormier and Jean-Paul Mousseau Les Automatistes were a group of Québécois artistic dissidents from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The movement was founded in the early 1940s by painter Paul-Émile Borduas. Les Automatistes were so called because… read more »

Authenticity in art – Wiki Point

Authenticity in art is manifest in the different ways that a work of art, or an artistic performance, can be considered authentic. The initial distinction is between nominal authenticity and expressive authenticity. In the first sense, nominal authenticity is the correct identification of the author of a work of art; of how closely an actor… read more »

Aerial perspective – Wiki Point

The effect the atmosphere has on the appearance of an object as viewed from a distance Aerial perspective, or atmospheric perspective, refers to the effect the atmosphere has on the appearance of an object as viewed from a distance. As the distance between an object and a viewer increases, the contrast between the object and… read more »

Atelier – Wiki Point

Workshop or studio of a professional artist in the fine or decorative arts French Atelier of Painters: titled “School of Fine Arts – Painter Workshop” (Ecole des Beaux-Arts – Atelier de Peintre) Interior of the cast studio – Academy of Classical Design, Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA. An atelier (French: [atəlje]) is the private workshop or… read more »

Astuvansalmi rock paintings – Wiki Point

Rock paintings in Ristiina, Mikkeli, Finland Moose, people and a boat at Astuvansalmi. The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (Finnish: Astuvansalmen kalliomaalaukset) are located in Ristiina, Mikkeli, Southern Savonia, Finland at the shores of the lake Yövesi, which is a part of the large lake Saimaa. The paintings are 7.7 to 11.8 metres above the water-level of… read more »

Assemblage (art) – Wiki Point

Art form and technique Assemblage is an artistic form or medium usually created on a defined substrate that consists of three-dimensional elements projecting out of or from the substrate. It is similar to collage, a two-dimensional medium. It is part of the visual arts and it typically uses found objects, but is not limited to… read more »

Ashcan School – Wiki Point

American art movement The Ashcan School, also called the Ash Can School, was an artistic movement in the United States during the late 19th-early 20th century[1] that is best known for works portraying scenes of daily life in New York, often in the city’s poorer neighborhoods. The best known artists working in this style included… read more »

Artist – Wiki Point

Person who produces, methods, or demonstrates an artwork An artist is a human being engaged in an exercise relevant to developing art, training the arts, or demonstrating an artwork. The frequent utilization in each daily speech and tutorial discourse refers to a practitioner in the visible arts only. Even so, the expression is also normally… read more »

Arte Povera – Wiki Point

Italian art movement Arte Povera (pronounced [ˈarte ˈpɔːvera]; literally poor art) was an art movement that took place between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s in major cities throughout Italy and above all in Turin. Other cities where the movement was also important are Milan, Rome, Genoa, Venice, Naples and Bologna…. read more »

Art of El Greco – Wiki Point

El Greco (1541–1614) was a prominent painter, sculptor and architect active during the Spanish Renaissance. He developed into an artist so unique that he belongs to no conventional school. His dramatic and expressionistic style was met with puzzlement by his contemporaries but gained newfound appreciation in the 20th century.[1] He is best known for tortuously… read more »