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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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

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


Art has many different aspects to it. Visual arts include processes such as painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and filmmaking.