Terms of Art

Have you been in a conversation about art, and someone tosses a word… and all of a sudden, you’ve gone from articulate sophisticate to, “Huh? Uhhh… (whassat?!)” Such an awful feeling (we know you’d never say, “Whassat?!”).

For example, the Renaissance. Yes, your father was a Renaissance kinda guy by his buds, but Renaissance is a French word that means rebirth. No, your father’s pals weren’t doing anything weird with him, they were simply referring to his returned interest to culture and lifestyle. In art history, the Renaissance is the period between the 14th and 16th centuries, where the works of master artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, flourished.

The Contemporary Fine Art Glossary is progressive vocabulary compilation for contemporary fine art discussions. I love the easy-peasy search feature (Google, of course) and recommend this blog as a great way to learn and search terms used when that cool friend of yours draws you oh so sweetly into the world of fine art and its discussions.


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