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.


Browse the glossary using this index

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was a spanish painter and sculptor who founded the Cubist movement. Cubism shows objects as broken up and from different view points. He is most well known for these works:
Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon 1907
Guernica 1937
Dora Maar au Chat 1941

Painting

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

Printmaking

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

For more information on printmaking processes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printmaking