does not represent reality as we see it. Rather,
it takes its inspiration from the real world but
uses patterns for expression. For the onlooker,
these patterns represent independent relationships
with no reference to the original source of
This paint uses a synthetic medium
rather than a natural one. Artists commonly use
this as a substitute for oil since it dries
involves the use of an acid for creating a design
on a metal plate. The way it works is that with
the help of a needle the design is scratched
through a coating which resists acid. The metal
beneath is exposed in these scratched parts. Such
a plate is then immersed in an acid bath. The acid
affects only these scratched parts creating the
required designs. The depth of the lines is
directly proportional to the duration of time for
which the plate remains immersed in the acid. If a
certain part of the design needs to be emphasized,
the process can be repeated for those parts. The
rest of the parts which are to be protected from
the acid are coated with varnish.
also represents the designs created by employing
the method stated above.
An art form which is inspired by the
visible world. It takes visible objects as its
base and then distorts or changes them to convey
its message. The human from is the most common
base for these paintings.
place reserved for the display of paintings and
other work of art.
b. A narrow passage attached
to a large room with openings into it.
exterior corridor, especially in churches and
secular buildings which communicates with the open
air through an arcade.
, hard and non-crystalline substance. It is made
by fusing silica and an alkali such as potash or
of painting using opaque watercolours. The filler
used in this case is most often opaque white which
gives a chalky look to the painting. The pigments
are bound by gum.
surface that has been especially prepared for the
purpose of painting. The support on which a
painting is made such as canvas or paper.
This refers to the physical size of the
painting where the width is greater than the
height. It owes its name to the various
representations of landscape which typically have
greasy material is used to make a drawing on a
zinc plate or limestone block. The plate is then
wet and a greasy ink is applied to it. The ink
sticks only to the lines that have been drawn. A
moist paper is applied to the plate and a special
press is used to rub the paper all over to make a
print or a lithograph.
painting, the pigment that is being used to get
the required colour has to be suspended in some
liquid. This liquid is called the medium. For
example, an oil painting would mean when linseed
oil is used as the medium Medium also refers to
the substance used by an artist for giving
expression to his art. Like, a sculptor uses stone
as his medium of expression.
20th century art form in which different types of
physical materials are combined together
art which represents a combination of various
media into one production akin to modern day
represents a class of paints in which drying oils
are used for binding together the
flat tray on which an artist spreads out and mixes
his colours while painting.
b. This term has
also come to be used as an adjective for
describing a particular artist's choice of
in a stick form and consists of dry pigment that
is bound with gum.
used to mean an artist's brush.
b. In the
present day context, it represents a drawing or
writing instrument made by encasing a stick of
graphite in wood or metal.
used to mean an artist's brush.In the latest experiment the element of chance liberates the image from its familiar moorings and it is the unexpected juxtaposition that intrigues . Here is a genre that lies somewhere between happy accident and the found object . the present collection has an impact that is both magical and heady , the contemporary visuals bathed in a Renaissance light . The complexity of the computer aided structure heightens the element of surprise . The super imposition of overlapping images using computers , photography and collage painted over with acrylic , oils and inks results in an intriguing surreal matrix .
In an impressive tour de force images metamorphose before once eyes .
Plaster of Paris
A kind of plaster that is popularly
used for carving and making casts. It is made up
of dehydrated gypsum and is mixed with
This refers to the physical size of the
painting where the height is greater than the
width. The upper torso of the human form is the
most common subject for these
represents the various articles made of fired
represents an image of which many copies are
present. The image is typically taken from a silk
screen or a woodblock or the negative of a
side-wise appearance of a person's face
outline of a building or an object.
which aims at producing an exact replication of
b. It also represents a particular
phase of art in 19th century France. During this
phase, the French artists like Courbet chose to
draw inspiration from what they saw and
experienced in their immediate surroundings and
expressed them as is without romanticizing their
experience. The impact of photography was
responsible for the advent of this art form.
three-dimensional work of
Seascape / marine painting
A type of painting which represents the
sea and all that goes with it, ships included.
Typical representations include depiction of a
battle at sea or some such historical event. This
form became a genre by itself in Holland during
the 17th century.
method of making print that has its base in
stenciling. A screen made of silk is used for this
purpose. The ink or paint that is to be used is
brushed through this screen to obtain the
is a medium that is used for suspending the
pigment. Traditionally, tempera is made by using
eggs or egg yolk. But this is not a rigid rule.
Other substances such as milk, glue, or sap of the
fig tree are also used at times. The use of
tempera was more popular among the 14th and 15th
century Italian painters.
A colour that is obtained by mixing in
any proportion two of the three secondary colours
- orange, violet and green. Consequently, it
contains a bit of each of the primary colours.
represents the nature of the surface of a painting
b. This term is also applied to
the quality of an artists work such as his brush
used as a protective coating. It consists of a
resin dissolved in a medium. It can also carry the
pigment and hence act as a paint.
is a transparent paint made using water-soluble
elements. Water is used as the medium here and the
pigment and binder, both of which are
water-soluble are combined to obtain transparent
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