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the art concierge
GLOSSARY OF TERMS 

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A.


Abstract >

Antiques >

Artistic photography >

Art nouveau >

B


Baroque >

Bauhaus >

C


Canvass originals – Art painted on canvass as a medium.

Ceramics >

Contemporary art >

Cubist art >

Curate >

Caligraphy >

D


Decorative arts >

Designer décor (art) – Artisan work, usually reproduced in large quantities favoured by designers for general decorative purposes.

Diptych >

E


Encaustic art >

Earthwork >

F


Family photography – Portraits of the family done as framed photography or printed on canvass.

Figurative >

Floral art – Art depicting flowers.  This art can be presented on many different mediums including canvass and paper.

Folk art >

Framing >

Framed originals on paper – Original art, in this case done on paper such as water colours or limited edition prints, framed under glass.

G


Geometric art – Art depicting geometric shapes done on a variety of mediums.

Glass art >

H


Hue >

I


Impressionist art >

Iconography >

Images >

J


Juxtaposition arts >

K


Kinetic art >

L


Landscape art >

Limited edition art >

Lithography >

M


Matting >

Metal sculpture >

Medium >

Minimalist art >

Mineral art – Sculptural like art created from minerals, gem stones and fossils.

Mixed media art >

Mixed material sculpture – see metal sculpture

N


Naturalism >

Narrative >

Neo-Minimalism >

O


Oil painting >

P


Paper originals - Original art painted on paper as a medium and framed under glass with a wood or metal frame.

Photography - See artistic photography above.

Poster prints >

Postmodern art >

Pottery >

Provenance >

Q


R

Reproductions - see poster prints

Rendering >


S


Sculpture >

Spiritual art >

Surreal art >

T


Tapestry >

Triptych >

U


Urban art >

V


Vase >

W


Wall mural art >

Warm colours - Colours whose relative visual temperature makes them seem warm.  Warm colours include red-orange, red-violet, red and others.

Watercolour art >

Wood carving >

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Y


Z