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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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol is an artist who was part of the pop art movement in the 1970's and 80's. Many of his images are created from printmaking. Some of his well known artworks are:
Campbell's Soup I (1968)
Turquoise Marilyn 1962
Banana, 1966


Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing a carved image from a block onto paper. Some famous printmakers are:
Andy Warhol,
M.C. Escher
Albrecht Durer

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Group of Seven

The group of seven were seven Canadian artists who exhibited their works together in the 1920's. The group consisted of: Lawren Harris, A. J. Casson, Arthur Lismer, A. Y. Jackson, and Franklin Carmichael, Emily Carr, and Frank Johnson.

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Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock was an American painter who was part of the abstract expressionist movement in the 1940's and 50's. He is well known for using his paintbrush to splatter and drip paint across the canvas. Notable works of his include:
No. 5, 1948
One: Number 31, 1950

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Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp was a French artist who is part of the Dada and Surrealist movements. Notable works by him include:
Fountain 1917
L.H.O.O.Q 1919
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 1912

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Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich was a Ukranian painter who was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the Suprematist movement. Notable works include:
Black Square, 1915
Woman Torso, 1932

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Abstract Art

Abstract Art is art that does not show realistic looking objects. Abstract artists refer to real object using shapes and colours. Famous abstract artists include:
Pablo Picasso
Wassily Kandinsky
Jackson Pollock

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was a pop artist who's art resembles comic book style. Some of his famous images include:
Woman: Sunlight, Moonlight, 1996
Girl with Beach Ball III, 1977
Head with Blue Shadow, 1965

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Painting is the process is applying paint to a surface to create an image.


Sculpture is the process of creating a 3D by carving a material into a shape. Stone, metal, clay, and wood are materials used for sculpting.

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