Abstract A term generally used to describe art that is not representational or based on external reality or nature. An interdict to representations of the naked figure, such as was in force in certain Catholic countries in the middle ages is worthy of respect, and is consistent. Picture Plane The virtual, illusionary plane created by the artist, parallel to the physical surface of a two-dimensional work of art; the physical surface of a two-dimensional work of art, e. A female equivalent, is Jeanneke Pis. A term describing the abstraction pioneered by the Dutch journal De Stijl The Stylefounded in by the painter and architect Theo van Doesburg. The method by which information is included or excluded from a photograph, film, or video.
A type of paint made from very fine pigments and resin that form a glossy surface.
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A detailed three-dimensional representation, usually built to scale, of another, often larger, object. In the case of attractive models this attention is due to the visual pleasure the images provide; in other cases it is due to the relative rarity of such images. A technique, used in conjunction with printmaking processes such as etching or lithography, that results in a two-layered paper support: The Toilette by Antoine Watteau — Paintings of large areas of color, typically with no strong contrasts of tone or obvious focus of attention. Juxtaposition An act of placing things close together or side by side for comparison or contrast.