Glossary of terms and artists

This glossary has a list of useful terms to know when thinking about art. It also displays all the artists we have looked at in the course.


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Symbolism

Symbolism is a movement where artists used symbols to create meaning in their works. Sometimes the meaning intended by the artist is unknown and we have to interpret the meanings ourselves. Some Symbolist painters include:
Gustave Moreau
Gustav Klimt
Odilon Redon
Jan van Eyck

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The Group of Seven

A group of Seven painters who changed the canadian art scene in the 1920's

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Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a dutch post-impressionist artist. His famous works are
Vase with 12 Sunflowers 1888
The Starry Night 1889
Portrait of Dr. Gachet 1890

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