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A

AA

AAAL - see American Academy of Arts and Letters

abacus

abbozzo

ABC art - See Minimalism

abecedarian

ablaq

Aboriginal art

abrade - See abrasive

abrasive, abrasion

absorbent, absorbent ground

absorption, absorbed light

Abstract Expressionism or abstract expressionism

abstraction and abstract art

Abstraction-Creation Group

absurd

academic

academician

academy

academy figure

acanthus

accelerator

accent

accession

accession number

accident, accidental

accidental color

acculturation

accuracy

acetate

acetate color

acetic acid

acetone

acetylene

achieve, achievement

achromatic

acid - prefer acid bath?

acid bath

acid free

acid migration

ACMI - See Art & Craft Materials Institute (ACMI)

acquisition

acrolith

acropolis

acroterion or acroterium

acrylic flow improver

acrylic paints

acrylics

actino-

Action Painting

action pose

action research

aculeate

acute angle

 

ad

A.D. or AD

Ada school

addition and additive (as in color mixing and constructed sculpture)

addorsed

adhere

adhesion

adhesives

adobe

adoration is coming soon

adsorption

aduncous

advertisement

advertising

advocacy

adze

Aegean art

AEP - See Arts Education Partnership

aerial perspective

aerial view

aertist

aerugo - See patina

aesthetic experience or æsthetic experience

aesthetician

aestheticism or æstheticism

aesthetics or æsthetics

aesthetic value or æsthetic value

aes ustum - See patina

African art

African American art *

Afrocentrism

after

afterimage

agent

agglutinate

aggregate

agitprop

agora

A.H. or AH

AIA or American Institute of Architects

aidoion

airbrush or air brush

aisle

Akkadian art - See Mesopotamian art

Aktion

 

ala and alar groove

alabaster

alabastron

ala of the nose

à la colle - See distemper

à la poupée

alar groove

Albany slip

album is coming soon

albumen print

alchemy

alcohol

aleatory and aleatoric

algorithm

alias, aliased

alienation

align and alignment

alizarin

alkaline

alkyd resins

alla prima

allegory

alligatoring

all-over design or allover design

all-over painting or allover painting

alloy

allusion

Almohad style

altar

altarpiece

altered is coming soon

altered proportion

alternating figures

alternative spaces

aluminum and aluminium

Amarna art

amateur is coming soon

ambiguity ambiguous

ambivalence

Ambrotype

ambulatory

American Academy of Arts and Letters (AAAL)

American art

American Colonial art

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

American Gothic

American Impressionism

American Indian art

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

American Luminism and American Luminists - See Luminism or luminism and luminists

American Scene painting

Americans for the Arts *

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) - See ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials)

American Ten, The - See Ten American Painters or The Ten

American Watercolor Society (AWS)

amethyst is coming soon

Amorite art - See Mesopotamian art

amorphous

ampersand

amphibolous

amphitheater

amphora

amulet

amyl acetate

 

A.N.A. - See National Academy of Design

anaglyph

analog or analogue

analogous colors

analog-to-digital conversion

analogue - See analog

analogy

analysis analyze

analytic

Analytic Cubism

anamorphosis, anamorphic art

anastole

anatomy

anchoring gaze

ancien régime

ancient

ancipital

Andachtsbild

androcentrism

androgyny and androgynous

angel

angle, angular

angle of incidence

Anglo-Saxon art

angst

angstrom

anhydrous

aniconic, aniconism

aniline dyes

anima

animal artist

animalia

animation

animatronics - See puppet, puppeteer, puppetry

anime

animism

animus - See anima

anneal

annotation

Annunciation is coming soon

anodizing

anomaly

antefix

anthropocentrism

anthropomorphism

antialias or anti-alias

anti-art

anti-authoritarian

anti-cerne

anti-intellectualism

antimony

antiquarianism

antique

antiquing

antiquity

antithesis

anvil

anxiety

 

A.P. or AP

apadana

aperture

apex

aphorism

apocryphal is coming soon

Apollo

a posteriori

apotropaic

appearance

apply, application

applied arts

appliqué

appraisal

appreciate, appreciation, appreciable

apprentice

apprenticeship

appropriation

a priori

apsara

apse

aqua fortis

aquagraph

aquamanile

aquamarine

aquamedia - See watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, and egg tempera

aquarelle

aquarelle brush

aquatint

aquatint mezzotint

aqueduct

aqueous

aqueous humor

A.R.A. - Associate of the Royal Academy or Royal Academy of Arts (RA), a group of British artists. Also see academy

arabesque

Aramaean art - See Mesopotamian art

arc

arcade

arch

archaeology

archaic

archetype

architect

architectonic

architectural space is coming soon

architecture

architrave

archival is coming soon

archival image

archive is coming soon

arcuated

arc welding

Argentine art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

argilaceous

argon

argument

armature

Armenian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Armory Show of 1913

arms and armor

arrangement, arrange

Arretine ware - See terra sigillata

arsenic

 

Art (words beginning with "art")

art - quotes about art, inc. others' definitions

art advocacy - See advocacy

Art & Craft Materials Institute (ACMI)

art appraisal - See appraisal

art appreciation

art auction, art auction house is coming soon

art brut

art buyer

art careers

art center or arts center

art collective - See collaboration

art conservation

art conservator

art critic

art criticism

art curator - See curator

art dealer is coming soon - See gallerist

Art Dealers Association of America

Art Deco or art deco

art degree

art director

art district or arts district

art education, art teaching is coming soon

art elements - See elements of art

art engagé

Arte Povera

art for art's sake

art gum eraser

art historian is coming soon

art history

articulate, articulated, articulation is coming soon

artifact

artificial

artisan

artist

artistic development - See Stages of Artistic Development

artistic temperament

Artist PensionTrust (APT)

artist-run organizations - See artists' organizations

artists' books

artist's bridge

artists' organizations

artist's proof

artists with disabilities - See VSA arts

art language, art linguistics, art word, artword

art law

artlex, artlexicon, artlexical, artlexicographer, artlexicography

art movement

Art Nouveau

art restoration

arts, the or the arts

Arts and Crafts Movement

Arts Education Partnership (AEP) local, and remote: Arts Education Partnership

art supplies is coming soon

art therapy

artwork

art world or artworld

art writer is coming soon

 

ASAP

asbestos

ascender

ASCII art is coming soon ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A seven or eight bit code used to represent alphabetical and numeric characters. It is the standard code used for communications between data processing systems and associated equipment.

Ashcan school

ashlar

aspect ratio *

asphaltum

assemblage sculpture

assess, assessment

Associate of the Royal Academy of Art (ARA), a group of British artists is coming soon

Assyrian art - See Mesopotamian art

ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials)

astrology is coming soon - See ideomancy

Asturian art

Asuka

asymmetry, asymmetrical balance

atectonic

atelier

atlant, atlantid, or atlas

atmosphere is coming soon

atmospheric perspective - See aerial perspective

atrium

attention

attitude

attribute

attribution

aubergine is coming soon

auction - See art auction is coming soon

audience

audio guide

audiovisual is coming soon

auditory

auger

aureole

Australian art

Austrian art

auteurism

authentic

author

authorial ignorance

authorial irrelevance

authorial responsibility

autobiographical art

autochrome is coming soon

autocritical

autograph is coming soon

autographic ink

autography

automata

automatic writing is coming soon

automatism

automaton

autoportrait

autoriques is coming soon

avant-garde

avatar

aware, awareness is coming soon

A.W.S. See American Watercolor Society (AWS)

ax maybe eventually

axial plan

axis or axis line

axonometric projection

azurite

 

B

Babylonian art - See Mesopotamian art

baby spot

background

back iron

backlight

bad art

bad-debt art

badge (emblematic pin) is coming soon

bailee

bailey

bailor

bakelite is coming soon

balance

balcony

baldacchino

ball clay

balloon framing

ballpein hammer

balsa wood is coming soon

balustrade

bamboo

banal

banausic

banco

b and w

bandsaw is coming soon

banker

banner is coming soon

baptistery

Barbadian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Barbizon school

baren

barium

Baroque
baroque

barrel vault

bar tracery

base

basilica

basket, basketry, basketwork

bas-relief

bassetaille

bat

Groupe du Bateau-lavoir

bathos

Batignolles Group

batik

batten

batter

battlement - See crenelation

battle scenes is coming soon

Bauhaus

bay

Bay Area / West Coast figuration is coming soon

BC or B.C.

BCE or B.C.E.

 

bead, beaded is coming soon

beader

beam

bearings

bearing wall

beauty, beautiful

beauty parlor or beauty salon

beaux-arts

beaver board is coming soon

bed

beehive tomb

 

bee's-eye view is coming soon

beeswax

Belgian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

belvedere

ben-ben

benchmarks See standards

benday

beni-e or beni-ye or benizuri-e or beni-zuri-ye

Benin

benzine

beret

Berlin Secession - See secession

beryl is coming soon

bestiary

beton brut is coming soon

bevel

bezel

bhakti

bias

bibelot

Biedermeier

bilateral

bin

binary colors

bind - See bookbinding

binder

binocular vision

biomorphic form

bird's-eye view

biscuit

bisque

bistre is coming soon

bit-depth

bite

bit-mapped image or bitmap image

bitten in

bitumen

 

black is coming soon

black-on-black is coming soon

black and white, B&W

black-figure

black light, also see ultraviolet is coming soon

blackware is coming soon

blanc de Chine

bland

blanket

Blaue Reiter, Der - See Der Blaue Reiter

Blaue Vier

blazen - See heraldry.

blazon, blazoning

bleach is coming soon

bleach-out

bleed

bleed marks

bleeding through

bleed-proof

blemish is coming soon

blend

blind - See blind arcade, blindness, etc. is coming soon

blind arcade

blind continuous-line contour drawing - See contour drawing

blindness is coming soon

blind nitch is coming soon

blind pressing

blind spot

blind window is coming soon

block (printing)

blockbuster

blocking in

block out

blockout or block-out

block printing

blocks to creativity

bloom

Bloomsbury Group is coming soon

Bloom's Taxonomy

blot

blotto painting

blow forming

blowup

Blue Four - See Blaue Vier

blue is coming soon

blue pencil

Blue Rider - See Der Blaue Reiter

bluing

blur is coming soon

board

boasting

Bodhisattva

body

Body Art or body art

body color or bodycolor

body image is coming soon

body language is coming soon

Bohemian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

bohemianism

bokusaiga

bokuseki

bold

boldface

bole

Bolivian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Bolognese school

bolt is coming soon

bond paper

bone is coming soon

bone china

bone dry

bone emulsion

boneless style - See mo-ku is coming soon

bone structure

bonsai

bonus ideas

book

bookbinding

book of hours

bookplate or ex libris

bordering

boredom

boss

botanical

bottega

boucharde

bouleuterion

bourgeois

bozzetto

 

bracketing

brad

Brahma

brainstorm, brainstorming

brass

brayer

braze

brazen

Brazilian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

breakfast painting - See ontbijt

breathing

breccia

bric-a-brac

bricolage

bridge

bright [type of brush]

bright, brightness - See candela, color, glossy, light, mat, and value

brilliance, brilliant - brightness

brindled

bristle - See brush

bristol board or Bristol board

britannia

brittleness, brittle is coming soon

broad manner

broadsheet - See broadside

broadside

brochure

broken pediment

bronze

brown is coming soon

browse image

Brücke, Die - See Die Brücke

bruise is coming soon

brummagem

brush

brush cleaner

brushstroke

brush washer - or need? brush cleaner

brushwork

bubble diagram

buckeye

buckle

buckskin ceiling

bucrania

Buddha

Buddhist art and Buddhism

buff [the color, not the body-build; and: just short of polish]

buffer

bug

bulletin board is coming soon

bulto - See santo

bump up

bun-chin

bunjinga

bunraku

School of Burgundy

burgundy pitch

burin

burlap is coming soon

burnish is coming soon

burnisher

burlesque is coming soon

Bulgarian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

burr

bush hammer

business is coming soon

busshi

bust

bust peg

busy

butcher paper

butcher's tray

butt

butterfly

butt joint

buttress

Byzantine art

 

c., c., or ca.

C

C.

© - See copyright

cabochon

CAD or C.A.D.

cadavre exquis - See exquisite corpse

cadmium

caduceus

cairn

calcagnolo

calcium and calcium carbonate

calendar painting

calendering

calidarium

caliper or calipers

calligraphy

calotype

camaïeu

camcorder

Camden Town Group [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

came

cameo

camera

camera lucida

camera obscura

camera-ready

camouflage

camp

campanile

camphor flakes

Canadian art

Canadian Group of Painters - See Seven, Group of

candela

candle - See candela

cane and caning

canon

canopic jar

canopy is coming soon

cantharos - See kantharos.

cantilever

canvas

canvas scraper

capital

capital letters

caption

capture device - See scanner

 

carat

Caravaggisti

carbide disk

carbon

carbon dioxide

carbon paper

carbon tetrachloride

carborundum

card or cardboard

cardboard relief

carding

cardo

card stock

care, concern is coming soon

caricature

carnival, carnivalesque

Carolingian art

carpentry is coming soon

carta pesta

carte de visite

cartoccio

cartography and cartographer

cartonnage (mummies) is coming soon

cartoon

cartoonist

cartouche

cartridge paper

caruncle

carve carving

caryatid

casein paint

casein engraving

cast

cast iron is coming soon

castle is coming soon

castrum

catacombs

catalog or catalogue

catalogue number

catalogue raisonné

catalyst

cathedral

caustic

cave painting - See Stone Age

 

CCD array

CD-ROM

CE or C.E.

ceiling is coming soon

cel

celadon

cella

cellocut

cellophane

celluclay

celluloid

cellulose

Celsius

Celtic art

cement

cenacle or cenacolo

censor, censorious, censorship

Center for Arts and Culture

centering

center of gravity

Centigrade

centimeter

central plan

centrifugal casting

ceramicist

ceramics or ceramic ware

Cercle et Carré

ceremony, ceremonial is coming soon

cerulean blue

CGM

 

chado

chaitya hall

Chaldean art - See Mesopotamian art

chalice

chalk

chamfer

champlevé

chance - See aleatory and aleatoric

chancel

chandi

change

chaos

chapel

chaplet

characters

charcoal

charette

charm

charrette - See charette

chart - See diagram and graph

chasing

chatra - See parasol

chess

chevet

chevron

chi - See feng shui

chiaroscuro

chiastic

Chicano art / Chicana art

chigi

children's art

Chilian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

chine collé

Chinese art

Chinese ink - See India ink or Indian ink

Chinese white - See zinc white

Ching

chinoiserie

chipping out

chirality - See helix

chisel

chiton

chlamys

chlorophyll

choir

choose, choice

chop

Christian iconography is coming soon

chroma

chroma key

chromatic pigments

chrome or chromium

chrome yellow

chromolithography

chronology

chryselephantine is coming soon

chuban

 

ciborium

cinema, cinematography, film, movie, motion picture

cinematic montage

cinerary urn

cinnabar

cinquecento

circa

circle circular

circular (sub-stage of Victor Lowenfeld's Stages of Artistic Development)

circular saw

circumference

circumscribe

cire perdue

ciseau

ciselet

cissing

civilization

CL

clad

cladding

clamp

clarity is coming soon

class

classical

classical orders

classicism is coming soon

classification

claw chisel

claw hammer

clay

cleaning art

clean up, cleansing

cleave, cleavage

clerestory or clearstory

cliché

climate control

clip art

clock - See horology

cloisonné

cloisonnisme

cloister

clone

closed shape

close-up

closure

clove hitch

cluster pier - See compound pier

cm or cm. - Abbreviation for centimeter

CMYK (cyan magenta yellow black)

 

coarse

coat and coating

coated paper

coat of arms

cobalt

Cobra

codex

coefficient of expansion

coffee-table book is coming soon

coffer or coffering

cognitive

coherence, coherent

cohesion, cohesive is coming soon

coil, and coil method or coil construction

coins - See numismatics and currency

cold chisel

cold-pressed paper

collaboration

collage

collagraph

collaring

collect, collection, collector

collectible

College Art Association (CAA)

collodion wet plate

collograph

collotype

Collyers' Mansion

Colombian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

colonialism is coming soon

colonnade

colonnette

colophon

color

colorant

colorant primaries - see subtractive primaries is coming soon

colorblind or color-blind, or colorblindness

color correction

color depth - See dynamic range

Color Field painting

color look-up table (CLUT)

color management systems

color permanence

color separation

color scheme

color space

color temperature

colorways

color wheel

colossus and colossal

colour-man or colourman

column

combine

comic strip, comic book, comix is coming soon

commemorate

commercial art

commission

commodity and commodification

communication, communicate

companion piece is coming soon

compare, comparable, comparison

compass

compass rose

compensation - See rule of compensation

complementary afterimage

complementary colors

complexity

compluvium

compose

composite order or composite capital

composition

compound pier

comprehension

computer graphics

compulsive is coming soon

 

concatenation

concave

concentric

concept

conceptual

Conceptualism, conceptual art, Conceptual art

concrete

concrete poetry

concretion

condensation

condensed type

condition

cone, conical (the form)

cone (as in rods and cones)

confection

confettiism is coming soon

configuration

conflation

conflict

conglobe and conglobate

congruity - See incongruity

coning

connoisseur

connotation

consciousness

conservation and conserve - See art conservation

conservator - See art conservator

consign and consignment

consistency

construct and construction

construction paper

Constructivism or constructivism

contact print

conté crayon and Conté Crayon

contemplate, contemplation is coming soon

contemporary

content

context

continuous-line - See contour drawing

contour

contour drawing

contour lines

contract is coming soon

contrapposto

contrast

contrast key

contre jour

contrived

convention

conversation piece

convex

 

cool colors

cooperative learning

co-opt

copal

coping

copper

copper resinate

Coptic art

copy

copyright

copystand scanner

coraplaster

corbel

corbel vault

corbelled arch

Corbis

core

core pin

Corinthian or Corinthian order

Corinthian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

corner clamp

cornice

corrosion, corrosive is coming soon

corrugate, corrugated cardboard

Cor-ten steel

corundum

cosmetic, cosmeticize, and cosmetize

cosmononplusation

Costa Rican art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

costume

cotton is coming soon

coulage

counterculture

counterfeit

countermodel

counterpoint

counterpoise

countersinking

course

couture

couturier

cover

 

C.P.

crack is coming soon

crackle

craft

craftsman, craftsperson is coming soon

craftsmanship

cramp - See clamp

crater - See krater

crayon

crazing

creative process - See creativity

creative self-expression

creativity

crenelation

crepidoma

crepuscular

crescent is coming soon

critic - See art critic, art criticism

criticism - See art critic, art criticism

criticize is coming soon

critique

Croatian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

crochet is coming soon

crocket

Cro-Magnon

cromlech

crop and crop mark

cross is coming soon

cross-barrel vault

crosscut saw

cross-hatching - See hatching

crossing

cross-section

cross vault

crown

crucible

crucifix

cruciform

crypt

cryptic

cryptogram

Cuban art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

cube

cubic

cubiculum

Cubism or cubism

culinary arts is coming soon

culture cultural

culture jamming

cuneiform

cup, cupping is coming soon

cupola

cupreous

curator

cure, curing

curiosity, curious is coming soon

currency - See numismatics and currency

cursive

curtain wall

curve

curvilinear

cusp

custom

cut, cutter, cutting is coming soon

cutaway view is coming soon

cute

cutlery, tableware is coming soon

cutout

cyan

cyanotype

Cycladic art

Cyclopean

cylinder

Czech art [see artcyclopedia]

 

d

dabber

Dada, Dadaist

dado

daguerreotype or Daguerreotype

daho

damage is coming soon

damar

damascene is coming soon

dance

Danish art

dapping block

dark, darkness

darkroom

dawning realism stage

day for night

day-glo colors or DayGlo colors

D.B.A.E. - See discipline-based art education (DBAE)

deaccession

deacidification is coming soon

deadline

dead white males - See DWM

death

death mask

debubblizer

début de siècle

decadence, decadent is coming soon

decagon

decagram or dekagram

decahedron

decal and decalcomania *

decay [see ruin] is coming soon

deckle

deckle edge

declivity

decollage

deconstruction, Deconstructivism

decoration, decorative, decorate

decorative arts

decorum

decoupage or découpage

decumanus

deduction

deed of gift

deep, deepness, depth of color

deesis

deface

defect is coming soon

definition, define, defining

deform

deformalism

degenerate

déjà vu

Delft, Delft blue is coming soon

delineate

deltiology, deltiologist

denote, denotative, denotation is coming soon

density

dent

dente di cane

deoxidize

depict

De Ploeg

deposition is coming soon

depth, deep

depth of field

Der Blaue Reiter

derivative

derived image

descender is coming soon

desco da parto

description, describe

desensitize

design

design qualities

De Stijl

destroy and destruction - also see loot, lost, missing, plunder, provenance, recover/recovery, steal/stolen, theft

detail

detergent

determinism is coming soon

detournement

detritus

deuteranomaly - See colorblind or color-blind, or colorblindness

deuteranopia - See colorblind or color-blind, or colorblindness

development - See Stages of Artistic Development

dexterity is coming soon

 

diagonal

diagram

diameter

diaper

diaphragm arch - See arch

dicromasy, see colorblind or color-blind, or colorblindness

didactic

die

Die Brücke

Die Neue Sachlichtkeit [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

different and difference

differential focus

diffraction grating

diffused is coming soon

digital camera

digital fingerprint - See watermark

digital image digital imaging

digital photography

digitizing

dikka

dilettante

dimension

ding

dingbat

dinos is coming soon

diodes

diorama

diorite

diptych

direct carving

direct cast

direction, direct

director

directrix

disabilities, artists with - See VSA arts

disc grinder

discipline-based art education (DBAE)

discoloration - See stain

discovery

discrimination

discussion

disfigure

disguise is coming soon

disordered (sub-stage of Victor Lowenfeld's Stages of Artistic Development)

di sotto in sù

dispersion, disperse is coming soon

display type

dissonance

distance learning

distemper

distort, distortion

distress, distressed

diversity - See different and difference

divisionism

 

docent

documentary art

documentation

dodecagon

dodecahedron

dolly

dolmen

dome

dominance, dominant

donation and donor

doodle is coming soon

Doric or Doric order

dot

dotaku

double-exposure

double loading

dowel or doweling

DPI or dpi

drafting is coming soon

draftsman

draftsmanship

dragging

dragon is coming soon

dragma is coming soon

drama, dramatic - See theater

drape mold

drapery

drawing

draw knife or drawtool

dress

drill

drip is coming soon

droit moral

dromos

drove

drugs is coming soon

drum scanner

dry brush

dry foot

dry mount

dry-on-dry is coming soon

dry-on-wet is coming soon

drypoint

dry transfer graphics

Duco or DUCO

ductile

duecento

dummy

dun

duodecimo

durability, durable is coming soon

duration (time something lasts, e.g. video tape, temporary work) is coming soon

dust mask is coming soon

Dutch art

DWM

dye and dyestuff

dynamic range

dyslexia

 

E.A.

ear

earth art and earthworks

earth colors

earthenware

earthworks - See earth art and earthworks

easel

ébauche is coming soon

ebony, ebonize is coming soon

ecce homo

eccentric

echinus

eclecticism

economics in art, and art is coming soon

écorché

ecstasy is coming soon

edakumi-ryo

edge

edit is coming soon

edition

Edo period or Edo era

edokoro

educator, teacher

effigy

efflorescence

effort

egg-and-dart

egg-oil emulsion

egg tempera

Egyptian art

Egyptian blue

The Eight

8-bit image

ekphrasis

Elamite art - See Mesopotamian art

elasticity, elastic is coming soon

elastomer is coming soon

electrolysis

electrolyte

electronic is coming soon

electronic portfolio

electroplate

electrotype

electrum

elegance

elements of art or elements of design

elevation

elite, elitist and elitism

ellipse

ellipsis

elongate

ema

e-mail

emakimono

embellish, embellishment is coming soon

emblem

emboss

embrasure

embrittlement is coming soon

embroider, embroidery

emerald green

emerging artist

emery

emotionalism

empathy

emphasis

empire style or Empire style

empirical

empiricism

empower

empty shape

emulation

emulsifier

emulsify

emulsion

 

enamel

encaustic

encouragement is coming soon - See praise

engaged column

engineer, engineering is coming soon, see rube g

English art

engobe

engraving

enlargement, enlarge

enlarger is coming soon

Enlightenment

ennui

en plein air

ensemble is coming soon ex: Pilon sculp, Louvre, Brancusi endless col

ensign is coming soon

entablature

entartete

entasis

entertainment

enthusiasm

entropy

environment art

ephemera

epistemology

epistle

epistyle - See architrave

epitome

epoxy resin

épreuve d'artiste

EPS

épure

equestrian statue or equestrian art

equilateral

equilibrium

equine art or
equine statue

equipoise

eraser

erasure

ergonomics

erotica and erotic art

ersatz

escutcheon

eshi

esquisse

esthetics - See aesthetics or æsthetics

etch

etching

ethnic

ethnocentrism

ethnography, ethnology is coming soon

ethnosphere

Etruria - See Etruscan art

Etruscan art

Eurocentrism

eurythmy

eutaxia, eutaxic - See taxis.

evaluation evaluate

Evangelists

evoke, evocative is coming soon

ewer

examination

excavate, excavation

excellence is coming soon [presumptuously of course]

exemplar

exemplum

exergue

exhibit and exhibition

existentialism

exonumia

exothermic

exotic, exoticism is coming soon

expanded polystyrene plastic

experience is coming soon

experiment, experimental is coming soon

exploded view is coming soon

explore, exploration is coming soon

exponent is coming soon

exposure is coming soon

expression and expressionism

Expressionism

expressive qualities

exquisite

exquisite corpse or cadavre exquis

extended loan

extender and extending

exterior

extrados

extrusion, extruding

ex voto or ex-voto

eye - See see or seeing or sight

eyedropper

eye-hand coordination

 

fabric is coming soon

fabricate, fabrication

façade

face

facile is coming soon

facsimile

factotum is coming soon (see capital letter)

fact is coming soon

facture is coming soon

fade is coming soon

faience or faïence

failure is coming soon (we can handle it)

fake

fame

fan

fanciful

fantastic

fantasy

fan vault

Farm Security Administration (FSA)

farrago

fascist aesthetic

fashion

fat

fat over lean or fat over thin

Fauvism

faux

fax (facsimile)

Fayum portraits

feather, feathering

Federal Art Project (FAP)

feet

felts

felt-tip, felt-tipped marker, felt-tipped pen [see marker] is coming soon

feminism and feminist art

femmage

fenestration

feng shui

feretory - See reliquary

ferro concrete - See reinforced concrete

ferrotype

ferrous

ferrule

festoon

fête galante

fetish

fettling, to fettle

fettling knife

 

fiber

fiberglass

Fibonacci Sequence or Fibonacci Numbers

fibula

field and field of view

field loss

fifth dimension

fig leaf

figuration

Figuration Libre

figurative

figure

figure-ground

figurine is coming soon

filbert

file

filigree

Filipino art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

filler

fillet is coming soon

filling compound

film - See animation, cellophane, cinema (motion picture), movement, paint, photographic, time, and video

film speed is coming soon

filter

fin de siècle

findings

fine art

fine motor

fine silver

finger paint or fingerpainting

finial

finish

Finnish art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

fire - See firing

fire brick

fire gilding

fire, firing

fireplace - See mantel or mantelpiece

firing cracks

firing skin

First Amendment rights

fish-eye lens

Five Dynasties

fix

fixative

flag, flags of Africa, flags of Asia, flag of Australia, flags of Europe, flags of North America, flags of South America, flags of Oceania, historical flags, US state flags

flake, flaking is coming soon

flamboyant

flaming

flammable

flange

flare is coming soon

flashing

flask

flat

flatbed scanner

flat chisel

flat file

flattery

Flemish art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

fleur de lis is coming soon

flexible, flexibility is coming soon

flipbook or flip book

float

floodlights

floor is coming soon

flourish

flow

flubdub - See dingbat

fluoresce, fluorescence and fluorescent lamps

fluorescent colors

flute, fluted, or fluting

flux

Fluxus

flying buttress - See buttress

fly-whisk

 

foam core or foam board

focal length

focal plane

focal point

focus

foil

fold

foliate

folio

folk art

folkways is coming soon

follower is coming soon

folly is coming soon

font

fontography

foot

foreground

forerunner is coming soon

foreshortening

forge

forgery

forget

form

formal

formal analysis

formalism

format

forum

found image
found material
found object

foundry

fountain

four-dimensional

Fourteenth Street school

fourth dimension - time. See four-dimensional.

fourth wall - See theater.

fovea is coming soon

foxing

fractal

fragment

frame

frame-grabber

frame-within-a-frame is coming soon

framework is coming soon

free carving

freedom of expression - See First Amendment rights

freehand

freelance and freelancer

freestanding sculpture or free-standing sculpture

freezing point, see temperature

French art

French curve

fresco

fret

frieze

frigidarium

frisage

frisket is coming soon

frisson

frontal

frontispiece

frottage

FSA - See Farm Security Administration (FSA)

f/stop

ft.

fugitive colors, fugitive pigments

fulcrum

full round

full-scale

full-screen image

fumage

fumigant and fumigation

Fumiste [Fumisme?] is coming soon

function, functional

funk art

fur - See leather and fur.

furniture

fusain

fuse, fusion

fusuma-e

Futurism or futurism

 

g or g.

gabion is coming soon

gable - See pediment.

gal.

Galatea - See Pygmalion.

gallerist

gallery

galley is coming soon

gallon

galvanized

games, gaming, game design is coming soon

game theory

Ganesha or Ganesa

gantry

garba griha

gardening

gargoyle

gather

gauffered is coming soon

gauge

gaze

G-clamp

gearing

gelatin

gem and gemstone

Gemütlichkeit

gender issues

general to particular

generatrix

genius

genpitsu

genre and genres

geometric, geometry

German art

German Expressionism - See Expressionism

Gesamtkünstwerk or Gesamtkunstwerk

gesso

gestalt or Gestalt

gesture

gesture drawing

ghost is coming soon

gewgaw

gibbous

giclée

GIF

gild and gilding

gild the lily

gilt or gilded

giornata

girandole

glabela is coming soon

glair

glare

glass

glass fiber

glassine

glaze

glazier

glisk

glitter

gloriole or glory

gloss, glossy

glue

glue size

glutinous

glyph

glyptic

glyptics or glyptography

 

goal

gold

Goldberg - See Rube Goldberg

gold leaf

Golden Mean or Golden Section

goo

gopuram

Gothic

gouache

gouge

grace, graceful is coming soon

gradated wash

gradation

gradina

graffiti

graffito

gram

-gram

Grand Tour is coming soon

granite

granulate

graph

-graph

grapheme is coming soon

graphic and graphics

graphic artist

graphic arts

GraphicConverter

graphic design

graphic designer

graphics tablet

graphite

grattage is coming soon

graver

gravure

gray is coming soon

gray scale

Greek art

grease pencil is coming soon

Greek cross

greeking

green is coming soon

green earth

greenstone

greenware

green wood

grey - See gray is coming soon

grid

grind

grisaille

grog

groin

groin vault

gross motor

grotesque

grotto is coming soon

ground

Groupe du Bateau-lavoir

Group of Seven

grout

Guatemalan art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

guerrilla art (crop circle making, culture jamming, flash mobs, graffiti, postering, and other subversive art) - See http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Visual_Arts/Thematic/Guerrilla_Art/ is coming soon

guild is coming soon

guilloche

guillotine

gum arabic or gum acacia

gum triganth (medium in student tempera) is coming soon

gunmetals is coming soon

gustatory is coming soon

gymnophobia

gyo

gyotaku

gypsum, gypseous

 

hacksaw

hairstyle

Hakuho period

halftone art

hallenkirche

hallmark

halo

hammers - See ballpein hammer, bush hammer, claw hammer, mallet

Han

hand, by hand, handicraft, handy is coming soon

handbill - See broadside and pamphlet

hand-over-hand

hand puppet

handscroll
hanging scroll

haniwa

Happening

haptic

hard-edge

hardness - See Mohs Scale of Hardness

hardware is coming soon

hardwood

Harlem Renaissance

harmika

harmonic sequence or harmonic series

harmika

harmonious colors

harmony, harmonize, harmonious

hashira-e

hatching

haunch

hazardous

 

header

heartwood

heddle

hegemeny, non-hegemonic is coming soon

Heian period

Heidelberg school

height

heighten

helium

helix, helical

Hellenistic

hemisphere

heptagon

heptahedron

heraldry, heraldic

heritage

Hermaphrodite See androgyny and androgynous

hermeneutics is coming soon

hermetic is coming soon

herringbone perspective

heterodox and heterodoxy

heuristic

hew

hexagon

hexahedron

hexaptych - See polyptych

hidden compartment is coming soon

hiding

hieratic

hieroglyphics

high art

high gloss is coming soon

highlight

high relief

High Renaissance

himation

Hindu art and Hinduism

historiated

historicism is coming soon

historicity

history painting

 

holiday art, holyday art is coming soon

African-American

Kwanzaa

American

Columbus Day

Independence Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Civil Rights Day

Thanksgiving

Christian

Christmas

Easter

Halloween

Presidents' Day

St. Patrick's Day

St. Valentine's Day

Islam

Ramadan [?]

Jewish

Chanukah (Hanukah)

Roshoshana [sp?]

hollow building

hollow carving

hollow casting

holography

homage

home is coming soon

homogeneity, homogeneous

hooptedoodle

horizon line

horizontal

horn

horologist and horologer

horology

horror vacui

horticulture (?) - See landscape architecture is coming soon

hoso-e

hot glue, hot glue gun, hot-melt glue gun

hot wire cutter

house paint is coming soon, ab expr

Hudson River school

hue

humanism

humanities

human scale

humor is coming soon; PLEASE!

hump mold

Hungarian art

hurrygraph

hydria

hydrogen

hygroscopic

hygrothermograph

hyperactive

hyperbola

hyperbole

hyperlink - See hypermedia

hypermedia

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

hypoactive

hypostyle hall

 

Icelandic art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

icon

iconocentrism, iconocentric

iconoclasm, iconoclast

iconoduly, iconodulic, iconodule, iconodulist

iconogenetics, iconogenitor

iconography, iconograph, iconographer

iconolagny

iconolatry, iconolater

iconology

iconomachy, iconomach

iconomancy

iconomania

iconomatic

iconometer

iconomical

iconophilia, iconophile

iconophobia, iconophobiac, iconophobic

iconophor, iconophoric, meta-iconophor

iconoplast

iconoscope

iconostasis

icosahedron

idea is coming soon

ideal

idealism

idealistic

idealization

idealized

identity, identification

ideogram

ideology

idiom

idol, idolatry, idolize is coming soon

idyllic is coming soon

I.E.P. - Acronym for Individualized Education Program (IEP)

igneous rock

ikebana

illuminated manuscript - See illumination and manuscript, as in miniatures in medieval illuminated manuscripts

illumination

illusion

illustrate

illustration

illustration board

illustrator

image and imagery

image capture

image manipulation

image processing

image resolution

image scanner - See scanner

imagination

imagines

Imagist school (Ed Paschke, etc.) is coming soon

imago - See imagines

imbrication

imitation is coming soon

imitationalism

immutable

impasto

imperforate [philately] is coming soon

impermanence is coming soon

implied

impluvium

impost block

impregnate, as in to put materials into others is coming soon [be careful]

impression

Impressionism . . Americans, Cézanne, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Morisot

improvise, improvisation is coming soon

 

in.

inanimate

inch

incident light

incise, incising

incoherence, incoherent

incongruity

inconsistency - See consistency

incrassate

incrustation

incubation

incunabulum

index

Index of American Design

India ink or Indian ink

Indian art (art of India)

Indian art (Art of India / East India) [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Indian art (art of Native Americans) See American Indian art

Indian red is coming soon

Indian yellow

indigenous peoples is coming soon

indigo

indirect carving

indirect casting

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

industrial design is coming soon

inert

inflatable

influence is coming soon

infrared is coming soon

infrared reflectography (IR) and reflectogram

initial letter - See historiated

ink

inkblot

inlay

innovate, innovative, innovation is coming soon

inpaint

inquiry is coming soon

inscribe inscription

inscrutability is coming soon

insensitivity - The opposite of sensitivity

insignia is coming soon

in situ

insouciance

inspiration, inspired

installation

instrument, as in scientific instrument is coming soon

insula

intaglio

intarsia

integrity is coming soon [it had better!]

intensity

intention is coming soon

interactive, interactivity is coming soon

intercolumniation

interdisciplinary

interest, interesting

interference (of light) is coming soon

interior design

intermedia - See mixed media or mixed-media

intermediate colors

intermodel - See indirect casting

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)

International style is coming soon

interpret and interpretation - See meaning

intersect is coming soon

intertextuality

in the round or in-the-round

Intimisme or Intimism

intonaco

intrados

intuition, intuitive is coming soon

invent, invention is coming soon

inventory

invert

investment

Ionic or Ionic order

Iranian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Iraqian art [see artcyclopedia, Islamic art, & Mesopotamian art] is coming soon

iridescence

iris

Irish art [see artcyclopedia & Celtic art] is coming soon

iris print

iron

irony, ironic

irrational is coming soon [for no reason]

irregular is coming soon

Islam and Islamic art, and Islamism

isms and -ism

isocephaly

isometric is coming soon

Israeli art [see artcyclopedia and Jewish art] is coming soon

issue

italic

Italian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

ivory

 

jade

jaggies

jalee work or jali

Jamaican art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

jamb

Janus - see addorsed and ancipital

japan

Japanese art

Japanese mending tissue

jataka

Java

JBIG

jewelry, jewels

Jewish art

JFIF

jigsaw - See hacksaw

Jin

join

joiner

joint

Jomon

journeyman is coming soon

JPEG

jubé

Judaica

judge and judgment

jukebox

jump cut

jury, juried is coming soon

justified type

justify, justification is coming soon

jute is coming soon

juvenilia

juxtapose, juxtaposition

 

K

ka

kachina, katsina

kagle

kakejuku

kakemono

kakemono-e

kaleidoscope

Kamakura period

kanshitsu

kantharos

kaolin is coming soon

karat

karma

Kassite art - See Mesopotamian art

keeper

keloid - See scarification

kelvin

kerf

kern and kerning

ketubah

key

keystone

kg or kg.

khutbah

kiblah - See qiblah

kickwheel

kiln

Kiln-Sitter

kiln wash

kilogram

kinesiologist

kinesthetic

kinetic

kiss of death

kitsch

kneaded eraser

knot is coming soon

knowledge

Kofun

kohl

Kolinsky

kore

Korean art

kouros

krater

Kunstkabinett and Kunstkammer

kunststückemachen

Kush

kyathos

kylix

 

l. - Abbreviation for liter

label [see caption] is coming soon

labyrinth

lace is coming soon

lacquer

lacquer, oriental

lacuna

laid paper

lamassu

lamelia

lamentation

laminate

lamp black is coming soon

landscape

landscape architecture

landscapist is coming soon

lantern

lapis

lateral

laterality

latex

lathe is coming soon

Latin cross

lattice

Latvian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

lavoro di intarsia - See intarsia

lawyer

layout is coming soon

lb.

lead

lead glaze

leading

lead tin yellow

leaf, leaves

lean

learn, learning is coming soon

leather and fur

leather-hard

lectionary

left brain

legacy is coming soon

legible, legibility is coming soon

leitmotif

lekythos

lemon yellow

length

lens

lenticular is coming soon

letterform

letterhead

lettering

letter space and letter spacing

levigation

lexicon

 

Liao

liberal arts

lierne

life drawing

life mask

life-size - See full-scale

lift [as in lifting color] is coming soon

ligature

light

lightfast

lightmeter is coming soon

lightness

light perception

light table

likeness - See appropriation, copy, counterfeit, forgery, homage, mirror, representation, simulacrum, and simulation

lime is coming soon

limestone

limit and limitation

limited edition

limners

line

linear

linear perspective

linen

linocut

linoleum cut or linocut

linseed oil

lintel

liter

literal qualities

literature and art, literary is coming soon

litharge painting

lithography lithograph

Lithuanian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

living rock

 

loaded

loan

local color

loggia

logo or logogram or logotype

longtitudinal (sub-stage of Victor Lowenfeld's Stages of Artistic Development)

lookism

loom

loop [as in a video or film loop] is coming soon

loop tool

loot - See destroy, lost, missing, plunder, provenance, recover/recovery, steal/stolen, theft is coming soon

lorem ipsum

lossless compression

lossy compression

lost - See destroy, loot, missing, plunder, provenance, recover/recovery, steal/stolen, theft is coming soon

lost-wax casting

lotiform

loupe is coming soon

loutrophoros is coming soon

love

low art

lowercase

low relief

lozenge

Lucite®

luminance is coming soon

Luminism or luminism and luminists

luminosity

luminous - See brilliance, candela, color, light, luminosity, and value

luminous paint

lump hammer

lunette

luster, lustrous

luting

Luxembourgeouis art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

 

m or m. - Abbreviation for meter

machicolation

macramé

macro- is coming soon

macro-lens is coming soon

maculate

madder lake

Madonna

madrasa

magazine

magenta

magic and magick is coming soon

magic lantern

Magic Realism [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

magic wand tool is coming soon

Magna

magnesium and magnesium carbonate is coming soon

magnification, magnify is coming soon

magnitude

magnum opus

mahlstick

mail art is coming soon

main case - mother mold

maintenance is coming soon

majolica or maiolica

majuscule

makeup - See cosmetic

makimono

malachite

malanggan

malleable

mallet

Maltese art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Manchu

mandala

mandapa

mandated art curriculum

mandorla

manganese dioxide

maniera greca

manifesto

manipulate

mannequin

Mannerism

mantel or mantelpiece

mantle

manual skill

manufacture

manuscript

 

map

maquette

marble

marbling

margin

marginalia

marionette

mark, marking

marker [see felt-tip] is coming soon

market value or market worth [or see monetary worth or monetary value or price]

marketing art is coming soon

marouflage

marquetry

mars pigments

Marxism and Marxist art criticism is coming soon

mask

Masonite

masonry

mass

mass media

mastaba

master

masterpiece

mastic

mat, matt, or matte

matboard

matching

material

material culture

materialism

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

mathematics and art

matrix [as in a mold for casting] is coming soon

matt or matte - See mat, matt, or matte

matting tools

mature

maturing point

maul

maulstick - See mahlstick

mauve

maze

mbari

 

meander

meaning

measure and measurement

mechanical drawing

mechanical scale

medal

medallion

media - The plural form of medium. Also, may refer to mass media. Also see mixed media

medieval - Refers to the Middle Ages

mediocre

medium

megalith

megalography

megaron

megilp

mehndi

melamine

Melinex® by ICI is coming soon

melting point - See temperature

memento more is coming soon

memorabilia

memorial

memory

menhir

mentally ill artist is coming soon

mercury gilding - See fire gilding

merlon is coming soon

Meroitic art

mesh

Mesoamerican art

mesolithic - See Stone Age

Mesopotamian art [also see Iraqi art and Islamic art]

meta-cognition or metacognition

metal and metallurgy

metallic lamelia

metalpoint

métamatic and métaméchanique

metamorphic rock

metamorphosis

metaphor

Metaphysical Painting (Pittura Metafisica)

metaphysics

meter

métier

metonymy

metope

metric system

Mexican-American art - See Chicano art / Chicana art, and Mesoamerican art

Mexican art

mezzoprint or mezzotint

 

mica

micro- is coming soon

microethnography is coming soon

Middle Ages

middle ground

mihrab

mil

milagro

mild steel

millefiori

millennium

milliliter

millimeter

minaret

minbar

mind

mineral oil is coming soon

mineral spirits

Ming

miniature

Minimalism or minimalism

minuscule

mirror

mischio

miscible

misericord

missing - See destroy, loot, lost, plunder, provenance, recover/recovery, steal/stolen, theft is coming soon

mist (vaporous application, as opposed to dot, line, or wash) - is coming soon

mistake

miter

mitsuda-e

mixed media or mixed-media

mizu-e

ml or ml. - abbreviation for milliliter

mm or mm. - abbreviation for millimeter

mobile

mockup is coming soon

model

modeling or modelling

modeling clay

modeling tools

modern

moderne

Modernism or modernism

module

Mohs Scale of Hardness or Mohs Scale

moiré or moire or moir

mo-ku is coming soon

 

mola

mold [American spelling] or mould [British spelling]

molding [American spelling] or moulding [British spelling]

mold release - See release agent

Momoyama

Mona Lisa is coming soon

monastery

monasticism

monetary worth [or see market value]

money - See numismatics and currency

monitor

monochromatic

monochrome

monogram

monograph

monolith

monoprint

monotony, monotonous

monotype

montage

monument

monumental

mood

mordant

mordant gilding

morgue, picture morgue is coming soon

moriage

morphing - See metamorphosis

mortar

mortise or mortice

mosaic

mosque

mother mold

mother-of-pearl

motif

motion - See movement.

motion pictures - See cinema

motivation - See achievement, art criticism, effort, encouragement, enthusiasm, goal, interesting, positive reinforcement, praise, readiness, success, and talent

mottle, mottling

mould [British spelling] or mold [American spelling]

mount

movable type

movement (as in motion), or art movement

MP

MPEG

MT

mucilage

mudra

Mughal dynasty or Mugal dynasty

mullion

multiculturalism

multimedia

multiple

multiple intelligence theory

multisensory

mummy is coming soon [from the tomb to your desk]

Munich Secession - See secession

Munsell system is coming soon

mural

Muromachi / Ashikaga

murrina

muse and muses

museology

museum

museum curator - See curator

museum director - See director

museum docent - See docent

museum preparator - See preparator

museum registrar - See registrar

music

musical instrument is coming soon

mutable

mutule

Mylar® by DuPont is coming soon

mystery

mystical is coming soon

myth

mythology

 

NA

NAAO or National Association of Artists' Organizations

Nabis

NAEA - See National Art Education Association (NAEA)

NAIA or National Association of Independent Artists

naif, naïf - See naive art

nail, sizes of common nails, sizes of finishing nails

naive art or naïve art

namban

name and naming is coming soon

naming (sub-stage of Victor Lowenfeld's Stages of Artistic Development)

naos - See cella

naphthalene

Naples yellow

Nara Period

narrative art

narthex

nashiji

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

National Association of Artists' Organizations (NAAO)

National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA)

National Education Association (NEA)

local: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and remote: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

local: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and remote: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Native American art or American Indian art

native graphics is coming soon

Naturalism or naturalism

nature

nave

Nazarenes is coming soon

 

N.E.A. - See National Education Association (NEA) and local: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and remote: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

necking

necropolis

needle file

needlepoint is coming soon

negative

negative space

N.E.H - local: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and remote: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

neoclassicism or Neoclassicism

neo-Dada - See Pop Art

Neo-Expressionism

Neo-Geo

neo-impressionism or Neo-Impressionism

Neolithic - The New Stone Age

neomannerism is coming soon

neon and neon tubing is coming soon

Neo-Plasticism

Netherlandish art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

netsuke

neutral

new

New Deal art

new media

newsprint

New Wave cinema

New York school - See Abstract Expressionism

New Zealand art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

nib

Nicaraguan art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

nice

niche

nichrome

nickel

niello

night blindness, nyctalopia

nihilism, nihilistic is coming soon

Nike

nimbus

Nirosta

nirvana

nise-e

nishiki-e

nitric acid

nitrogen

nocturne

noise

nomenclator and nomenclature

nonagon

nonferrous

nonfinito is coming soon

nonobjective art

Northern and Southern Dynasties

Northern Renaissance art

Norwegian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

nostalgia

nostril is coming soon

nothing and nothingness

notoriety is coming soon

nuance

nude

Nuit Américaine - See day for night

numbered

numismatics and currency

nut [and bolt] is coming soon

nyctalopia, night blindness

nylon and Nylon ®

oaktag

oban

obelisk

object

objectify and objectification

objectivity

objet d'art

oblique

oblong

obscene

obsession

obtuse angle

obverse

occlude

ochres

Oceanian [Oceanic?] art is coming soon

octagon

octahedron

octavo

oculus

odalisque

oenochoe

oeuvre

offset printing, offset lithography

ogee

ogive

oil

oil crayon is coming soon

oil gilding

oil paint

oil pastel

oilstone

oinochoe

old master

olla is coming soon

omphalos

oneiric

one-point perspective

online art or online-art

ontbijt

ontology

opacity

opalescence

opaque

opaque projector

Op Art

open edition

opening

open shape

openwork

ophthalmology, ophthalmologist

oppression

optics and optical

optical illusion

optical mixing

optic nerve is coming soon

optometry, optometrist is coming soon

opulence, opulent is coming soon

 

orange is coming soon

order

organic

orichalcum

orientalism or Orientalism

oriental lacquer

origami

original

originality

ormolu

ornament, ornamental

ornate

Orphism

orpiment

orthodox and orthodoxy

orthogonal

ostentatious

ostracon

ottocento

ounce

outline drawing

outsider art and outsiders

oval

ovate - See ovoid

overglaze

overhead projector is coming soon

overlap

overlay

overpainting

ovoid

ox gall, oxgall or ox-gall

oxidation firing

oxide

oxygen

oz.

 

package, packaging [including packing art]

paddle

page

paginate, pagination

pagoda

pain

paint

paint-by-number or paint by number

painter is coming soon

painterly

painting

paisley

Pakistani art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

pale

Paleolithic - The Old Stone Age

Palestinian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

palestra

palette

palette knife

palimpsest

Palladian

palladium

pallet

palmette

pamphlet

pan, panning shot is coming soon

panache

panel

panoptic, panopticon [cite red-light camera photos] is coming soon

panorama

pantheon

pantograph

Pantone Matching System (PMS)

paper

paper cutter is coming soon

papermaking

papier-collé

papier-mâché
papier mâché

papyrus

parabola

paradichlorobenzene

paradigm

paradigm shift

paradox is coming soon

paraffin
paraffin wax

paragone

parallel

parallelepiped

parallelogram

parameter

parapet is coming soon

paraph

parasol

parchment

parergon

parget

parody

parquetry, parquet

parsemage

Parthian art - See Mesopotamian art

parting agent or parting compound - See release agent

 

passage

passage grave

passe-partout

passion is coming soon [high time it did!]

paste - See adhesives

pastel

pasteup

pastiche

pastiglia

pastoral

pastose

patina, patinate, patination

patio

patriarchy and patriarchal

patrimony (cultural patrimony) is coming soon

patron

patronage

pattern

pattern recognition

pavement is coming soon

paying attention

PC

pearl is coming soon

pearlescent

pectoral

pedagogy

pedestal

pediment

peep-show is coming soon [!]

peg [as in joining] is coming soon

pelike

pellicle

pen

pencil

pencil sharpener

pendant or pendent

pendentive

pentagon

pentimento

penumbra

People's Republic of China

peplos

percept

perception and perceive

Perceptual Abstraction - See Op Art

perfection

perforate is coming soon

performance art

pergola

perimeter

period

periodic, periodicity

peripheral vision

periphrastic

peripteral

peristyle

permanence, permanent

permanent collection

permanent pigment

perpendicular

Persian art - See Mesopotamian art and Islamic art [also artcyclopedia and Iranian art]

persistence of vision

personification

perspective

Perspex® is coming soon

perspicacious

perspicuous

Peruvian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

pestle

petroglyph

petroleum jelly is coming soon

pewter

 

phallic is coming soon

phenomenology

phenomenon

phiale

philately, postage stamp

philluminist

philosophy and art is coming soon

philtrum

phosphene

photoCD

photocopy

photogene - See afterimage

photogenic is coming soon

photogram

photograph and photo - See photography

photographic

photography, photograph

photogravure

photojournalism is coming soon

photomechanical graphic

photomontage

photon

Photo-Realism or photorealism

photoreceptors

Photo-Secession

photosensitive is coming soon

Photoshop

photoscreen

photostat is coming soon

pi

piano nobile

pica

picassiette - See pique assiette

pick

pickle

PICT

pictogram - See pictograph

pictograph

picture

picture morgue - See morgue

picture plane

picturesque

piebald

pie chart - See graph.

piece

piece mold

pie chart - See graph

pied de biche

pier

piercing, body piercing is coming soon

Pietà or pietà

pigment

pigment printing

pilaster

pillage (steal, plunder) is coming soon

pillar

pilotis

 

pinax

pinch, pinch pot

pinhole camera

pinnacle

pinnate

pint

pipe cleaner, stem is coming soon

pique assiette (also called picassiette)

piracy, pirated [illegally copying, copied] is coming soon

pitch

pitcher or pitching hammer or pitching tool

pithos

pixel

pixel shim

placeholder

placement

plagiarism

plaid [tartan] is coming soon

plait, plaiting is coming soon

plan

plane, planar

planish

planography

plaque

plastalene is coming soon

plaster
or plaster of Paris

plaster trap

plastic

plastic art and plastic arts

Plasticine®

plasticity or plastic quality

plate

platinum

platinum print is coming soon

play and playfulness is coming soon

pleat

plein air or en plein air

PlexiGlas®

plinth

plop art

plug

plumbago - See graphite

plunder - See destroy, illicit, loot, lost, missing, patrimony (cultural patrimony), plunder, provenance, restitution, recover/recovery, steal/stolen, theft is coming soon

pluralism

plywood is coming soon

 

pneumosparklyosis

pochade

pochoir

poetry, poetic, poetry and art is coming soon

point

pointillism

pointing and pointing machine

point of view

poison

polariscope is coming soon

polarizing

polemic is coming soon

polish

Polish art

political correctness, politically correct (PC)

politics and art, political art is coming soon

polychromy, polychrome

polyester resins

polyethylene

polygon

polyhedron

polymer

polymer clay

polypropylene

polyptych

polysemy

polystyrene

polyurethane

polyvalent

polyvinyl acetate

polyvinyl alcohol

polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

 

pontil

Pop Art

popular culture

popup or pop-up is coming soon

porcelain

pornography

porous is coming soon

porphyry

portal

porte-cochere is coming soon

portfolio

portico

Portland cement - See cement

portrait

portraitist is coming soon

Portuguese art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

pose is coming soon

position is coming soon

positive

positive reinforcement is coming soon

positive space

post and lintel

poster

posterity

posthumous, posthumously

post-impressionism or Post-Impressionism
Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Post-Minimalism

postmodernism or Postmodernism

post-painterly abstraction is coming soon

potato

potboiler

potsherd or potshard

potter's wheel

pottery

pound

pour

Poussinisme

 

practice

practitioner

practitioner research - See action research

Prairie style or Prairie school

praise

Praxis

Precisionism or precisionism

Pre-Columbian art

precursor

predella

prehistoric - See Stone Age

preliminary is coming soon

premise

preparator

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

preschematic stage

preservation is coming soon

press is coming soon

press molding

pretentious

pretty

price - See market value or market worth or monetary worth or monetary value

prick, pricked is coming soon

primal is coming soon

primary colors

primer

primitive

principles of design or principles of art

print, prints, printmaking, printing [not lettering]

prism

prismatoid

privilege [v], privileging [used in place of favoring] is coming soon

problem

problematize is coming soon

process

produce, product, production, productivity is coming soon

profile

program

project is coming soon

projection and projector

projection principle

prolific is coming soon

Prometheus and Promethean

pronaos

proof

prop, [short for] property is coming soon

propaganda

proportion

propylaeum

proscenium

prosopopeia - See personification

prostyle

protanomaly, see colorblind or color-blind, or colorblindness

protanopia, see colorblind or color-blind, or colorblindness

proto- [as in proto-modern, ] is coming soon

prototype

protractor

provenance - also see destroy, loot, lost, missing, plunder, recover/recovery, steal/stolen, theft

prude, prudery, prudish, prudishness is coming soon

Prussian blue

psalter

pseudonym

pseudorealistic stage

psyker

pt. - Abbreviation for pint

public art

publicity

Public Works of Art Project (PWAP)

publish, publisher, plublication is coming soon

puce

puddling

Puerto Rican art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

pug

pug mill

pulpitum

pull

pumice

punch

punctate

punk  [as in punk house, punk rock, etc.] is coming soon

punty

pupil of the eye

puppet, puppeteer, puppetry

Purism is coming soon, lipchitz & ozenfant @ tate

purple

purpure

push and pull

putto

puzzle / picture puzzle is coming soon

PVA

PVC

Pygmalion

pylon

pyramid

pyrometer

pyrometric cones

pyrotechnics

pyx

pyxis

 

qiblah

Qi - See Northern and Southern Dynasties

Qin - See Quin

Qing

qt. - Abbreviation for quart

quadrant vault - See vault

quadrilateral

quadriptych

quadro riportato

quality

quality control

quality of life

quarry

quart

quarto

quatrefoil

quattrocento

quicklime

Quick Time

quill or quill pen

quilt is coming soon

Quin

Quince Group

quirky is coming soon

quoin

quotations

 

® - See trademark

RA - See Resettlement Administration (RA)

RA - See Royal Academy or Royal Academy of Arts (RA)

rabbet

rabbit skin

radial, radiate and radial balance

radiate - See ray

radiograph

radius

raffia

rag (see cleaning, paper, and watercolor) is coming soon

rainbow is coming soon, Knight @ tate

raising

raisonné - See catalogue raisonné

raking cornice

raku

Ramayana

rare

rasp

raster image - See bit-mapped image

rathas

ratio - See Golden Mean and proportion

rational

rattan

ray

rayograph

Rayonism

rayonnant

raytracer, raytracing is coming soon

reaction, reactionary is coming soon

readability

readiness (see motivation) is coming soon

readymade

realgar

realia

realism and Realism

ream

rebate

rebus

reconstruct, reconstruction is coming soon

recover, recovery - See destroy, loot, lost, missing, plunder, provenance, steal/stolen, theft is coming soon

recreation

rectangle
rectangular

rectilinear and rectilineal

recto

recycling and art is coming soon

red-figure

reduce, reduction, reductive is coming soon. example hepworth, tate

reduction firing

reed

reed pen is coming soon

reflected color

reflection and reflected image

reflexivity

Reformation

refraction, refract

refractory

Regency

Regionalism or regionalism

register, register mark

registrar

regular

reify, reification

reinforced concrete

relative humidity

release agent

relic

relief

relief printing

religion and art is coming soon

reline, relined canvas is coming soon

reliquary

remarque

remodel is coming soon

Renaissance (early Renaissance and later Renaissance)

render

rendering rendition

repetition

replica, replicate

repoussé

represent and representation

reproduction reproduce

Republic of China

research

reserve column

Resettlement Administration (RA)

resin

resist

resolution, image or
image resolution

resolution, output

resonance

respond

restitution is coming soon

restoration, restored - See art restoration

retable

retablo

retina

retinal art

retouch

retrospective

reversals

reverse

reversible

revise, revision is coming soon

revival is coming soon

rework is coming soon

 

RGB (red green blue)

rhetoric is coming soon

rhombohedron

rhombus

rhopography

rhythm

rhyton

rib

ribbed vault - See vault

ridgepole

riffler

right angle

right brain

rinceau

ripsaw

risers

ritual, ritualistic is coming soon

rivet and riveting

robot, robotic is coming soon

rocaille

rock crystal is coming soon

Rococo

rod, rods and cones

rodding

roentgen rays - See x-ray or X-ray or x ray or X ray

Roll-a-Tex is coming soon

roller is coming soon

Roman or roman

Roman art

Romanesque

Romanian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Romanitas

Romanticism

rondel or roundel or rondelle

rondo - See tondo

room is coming soon

Rorschach test

rosette

rose window

rosin is coming soon See resin and paper

rotoscoping is coming soon

rottenstone

rotulus

rotunda

rouge

rouge paper

rough is coming soon

rondel - See rondel or roundel or rondelle

round, sculpture in the

roving

Royal Academy or Royal Academy of Arts (RA)

rub is coming soon

rubber is coming soon

rubbing - See abrasive and frottage

rubbing compound

Rube Goldberg

Rubénisme

rubric is coming soon

rugosity

ruin is coming soon

rule of compensation

ruler is coming soon

runner

rush

Russian art

rust

rustic

rusticate

 

saber saw is coming soon

sable

saccade

sacra conversazione

sacral-idyllic scene

sacrid, sacrilege, sacrilegious is coming soon

safety - See Art & Craft Materials Institute (ACMI), flammable, hazardous, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), and toxic

salon

Salon or Paris Salon or Salon d'Apollon

Salon d'Automne

Salon des Indépendants

Salon des Refusés

Samian pottery - See terra sigillata

sampler

samsara

sancai

sanctuary

sand

sand casting or sand molding

sand painting is coming soon

sandpaper is coming soon

sandstone

sanguine

sans serif

santero

santos

saponify

sapwood - See heartwood

sarcophagus

S.A.S.E.

sash clamp

satinato - See semi-matt

satire

saturation

satyr

saws - See circular saw, coping, crosscut saw, hacksaw, jig, miter, ripsaw, saber saw,

 

scaffold [img: d rivera] is coming soon

scagliola - See stucco

scale

scaling board is coming soon

scaling up

scanner

scanning - See image capture or scanner

scarab

scarification

scatalogical is coming soon

scattered rays of light is coming soon

schematic, schematized is coming soon

schematic stage

schist

scholars' rocks - See Japanese suiseki or Chinese scholars' rocks

school

school of Burgundy - See Burgundy, school of and Gothic

science and art

scissors

sclera

scoring

Scottish art

scrapbook, scrapbooking, scrapbooker is coming soon

scraper

scratch is coming soon

screen

screenprint - See silkscreen and prints and printmaking

screenshot - See screen

screw, screwdriver is coming soon

scribble

scribble stage

scribe

scrim

scrimshaw is coming soon

script is coming soon

scriptorium

scroll

sculpto-painting *

sculptor

sculpture sculptural

sculptural space is coming soon

sculpture garden

scumble

 

seal

seascape

seasoning

secco is coming soon

secession

secondary colors

Second Empire is coming soon

section

Section of Fine Arts (SFA) - See Section of Painting and Sculpture (SPS)

Section of Painting and Sculpture (SPS)

secular humanism

secularism - See secular humanism

security (guards, alarms, locks, etc.) is coming soon

sedimentary rock

see or seeing or sight

Segantini stitch

seicento

self-instructed artist, self-instruction is coming soon

self-portrait

self-taught, self-taught artist is coming soon

selvage is coming soon

semicircle, semicircular is coming soon

semi-gloss

semi-matt

seminal

semiotic or semiotics

Sengoku Jidai

sensation is coming soon

Sensation Show [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

sense or senses

sensitivity

sensorial and sensory

sensorium

sensuality

sentiment, sentimental, sentimentality

separator

sepia

septum

sequence

sequencing

Serbian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

serdab

series is coming soon

serif

serigraphy

serpentine

set, setting

settecento

Group of Seven

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

severe style

sex

sexpartite vault

sextodecimo

sfumato

 

sgraffito

shabtis - See ushabtis

shade

shading

shadow

shadow box

shadow show

shaft

shaft grave

shakudo

shaman, shamanism

Shang

shank

shape

shard

shawabtis - See ushabtis

sheen

sheet materials

sheet metal

shell is coming soon

shellac

sherd - See shard. Also see potsherd or potshard

shibuichi

shim

shin

Shinto

Shiva or Siva

shoji

shot is coming soon

shuji

shutter, shutter speed

 

side loading

sienna

sight or see or seeing or eyes

sign, signify, significant

signage

signature, signed and unsigned

sikhara

silenos

silex is coming soon

silhouette

silica, silicate, and silicon

silicone rubber

silk is coming soon

silkscreen or silk-screen or screenprint

siltstone

silver

silver leaf

silverpoint or silver point

simile

simplicity

simulacrum

simulate, simulation

sincere

singerie

sinking

sinopia or sinopie

sinter

sistrum

site

site-specific - See installation

Situationist International is coming soon

Siva - See Shiva or Siva

Six Dynasties

size

sizing

skepticism is coming soon

sketch

sketchbook is coming soon

skill is coming soon

skin is coming soon

skull is coming soon see http://cartelfr.louvre.fr/cartelfr/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=8512

skyed

slab construction

slate

slide

slide scanner

slip

slip casting

slipstone

slip-trailing

slump mold - See drape mold

slurry

slush casting

smalt

smalto

smith

smock

snake

 

so

soapstone

social realism or Social Realism

socialist realism or Socialist Realism

social studies and art is coming soon

socle

soda-straw effect [see field] is coming soon

soffit

soft focus

software is coming soon

softwood

solander box

solder, soldering

soluble

solute

solve

solvent

Song

sound - See auditory

Southern Dynasties - See Northern and Southern Dynasties period of Chinese art

souvenir

space

space-time

spandrel

Spanish art

spanner

spatial qualities

spatula

special effects is coming soon

special exhibition

specifications

specific objects

spectacle is coming soon

spectator is coming soon

spectrum

speculate, speculation is coming soon

sphere

spheroid

sphinx

spin is coming soon

spiral - See helix and volute

spit bit is coming soon

splay

splayed opening

split complements

spokeshave

sponge is coming soon

spontaneity, spontaneous

springing

sprue

 

square

square schematization

squinch

stabile

stack tray

staff

stage (as in stagecraft, drama, theater) is coming soon

Stages of Artistic Development - Victor Lowenfeld described several Stages of Artistic Development in children's art. These are:

1 . scribble stage,
2 . preschematic stage (4-6)
3 . schematic stage (6-9)
4 . dawning realism stage (9-11)
5 . pseudorealistic stage (11-13)

stain and stain removal

stained glass

stainless steel - See steel

stamp

stanchion is coming soon

standards

staple, staplegun, stapler

state

stationery

statue, statuette, and statuary

stave

steal, stolen - See destroy, loot, lost, missing, plunder, provenance, recover/recovery, theft is coming soon

stearin or stearine

steatite

steel

stein guss

stele

stencil

Stendhal syndrome or Stendhal's syndrome

stereometry

stereogram, stereopticon, stereoscope is coming soon

stereoscopic vision

stereotype

sterling [on its own, or within silver: sterling]

stigma, stigmatize, stigmas and stigmata is [or are] coming soon

still life or still-life

stilt is coming soon

stimulate, stimulus, stimulation

stipple and stipple brush

stitch is coming soon

stone

Stone Age

stoneware

storage

storeroom

storyboard

straight

stress

stretcher and stretch [as in to stretch canvas is coming soon ]

striation is coming soon

structuralism

structure, structural

Structurist

stucco

student is coming soon

studio

study

stump or stomp

stupa - See Buddhist art and Buddhism

style

stylize

stylobate

stylus

Styrofoam®

 

subdue

subject

subconscious [compare to unconscious] is coming soon

subculture is coming soon

subjectivity

sublime

subliminal message or subliminal advertising

subsampling

subtle, subtlety is coming soon

subtraction and subtractive

success

suffuse

sugarlift is coming soon

Sui

suiseki

suki

Sumerian art - See Mesopotamian art

sumi-e

Sung

superficial

Superrealism - Another name for photorealism

superscription (titulus) is coming soon

suppedaneum

support

Suprematism is coming soon, malevich@tate

surface

surform

surimono

surmoulage [sculpture term, exmpl in art deco] - French for mould; moulage is a moulding is coming soon

Surrealism or surrealism

surrogate image

suyari

swastika is coming soon

swatch

Swedish art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Swiss art

sybaritic

syllogism

symbol symbolism

Symbolism

symmetry or symmetrical balance

Synchromism

syncretism

synecdoche is coming soon

synergy

synesthesia or synaesthesia

synoptic

syntax

synthesis

synthetic

Synthetic Cubism - See Cubism

 

T. - Abbreviation for tablespoon

t. - Abbreviation for teaspoon

tabernacle is coming soon

tableau vivant

tablespoon

tablet

taboo  is coming soon

taboret is coming soon

tackiness, tacky is coming soon

tactile

tactile defensiveness

talent

talisman

tamping

Tanagra

tan-e

T'ang or Tang

tang

tangent, tangential

tanka

Taoism and Taoist art is coming soon - See feng shui

tape is coming soon

tapestry

tapping

tarashikomi

tartan

taste

tattoo

tautology

tawny

taxidermy

taxis

taxonomy

tchotchke

teacher, educator

tear sheet

teaspoon

technique

technology

teleidoscope

teleology

telephoto, telephoto lens, and telephoto shot

telescope, telescopic lens

temper

tempera

temperament [see artistic temperament and bias] is coming soon

temperature

temperature key

template

temple is coming soon

temporal art - See body art, music, dance, performance art

temporary is coming soon

Ten American Painters or The Ten

tendentious

tenebroso or tenebrism

tenon

tenon saw

tensile strength

tension

terminal

terra

terra cotta or terracotta or terra-cotta

terra cruda

terra sigillata

tertiary colors - See intermediate colors

tessellate

tessellation

tessera

tetrahedron

text

textile

texture

 

TGA

thanka

theater, theatre, theatrical

theft - See destroy, loot, lost, missing, plunder, provenance, recover/recovery, steal/stolen is coming soon

thematic, theme

theory

thermoplastics

thermosetting

thesis

thickness - See depth, dimension, height, measure, space, and width

thinner, thinning, paint thinner is coming soon

third eye

thixotropic

thong deng

three-dimensional

Three Kingdoms

three-quarter view

throwing

thrust

thumbnail sketch or thumbnail image

thymol

Tibetan art is coming soon

tier

TIFF

tile and tiling

time

tin

tinsnips

tint

tintype

tip, tip in

tissue paper

titanium

title

tole

toluene

tomb is coming soon

tombac

ton, tonne is coming soon

tonal key

tondo

tone

tongs is coming soon

tool

tooth

topiary

topography or topographical

torch is coming soon

torchon

toreutics

torii

torsi - A plural of torso

torso

tortillon

tortoiseshell or tortoise-shell or tortoise shell

total work of art - See universal artwork.

totem and totem pole

touch is coming soon

tow

tower

toxic

toy is coming soon

 

trabeation

tracer

tracery

trace, tracing, and tracing paper

tracking shot

trademark (® or ™)

tradigital

tradition and traditional

tragacanth

transcend

transcendentalism

transept

transfer paper

transferal

transform, transformation

transgressive art

translate is coming soon

translucent

transparency

transparent

transporting art is coming soon

transverse is coming soon

trapezium

trapezoid

tratteggio

travertine

trecento

trefoil is coming soon

trencadis

trend, trendy is coming soon

triad

triangle

tribal arts is coming soon

tricesimo-segundo

trident

trifold - See brochure is coming soon

triforium

triglyph

trim is coming soon

tripod is coming soon

tripoli is coming soon

triptych

trit

triturate

trois crayons

trompe l'oeil

trope

trophy is coming soon

true-color image

truncate

trussel

trustees

truth

T-square

tsukuri-e

tubimangulate

tunic is coming soon

tunnel - See vault

Turkish art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

turning

turpentine

turps - See turpentine

turquoise is coming soon

turret

tusche

24-bit image

twist drill

two-dimensional

two-point perspective

tympanum

-type

type and typeface

typography

typology

Tyvek is coming soon

 

ugly

uki-e

ukiyo-e

Ukranian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

ultramarine

ultraviolet (UV)

umber is coming soon

unconscious

undecagon

undercut

underdrawing

underglaze is coming soon

underpainting

understand, understanding is coming soon! "The one who understands ... becomes himself a participant in the dialogue." Mikhail M. Bakhtin (1895-1975), Russian linguistic philosopher, Toward a Methodology of the Human Sciences.

UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property of 1970

unfinished is coming soon! [michelangelo slaves]

UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects of 1995

unique

United States of America, art of the - See American art

United States Society for Education Through Art (USSEA)

unity

universal artwork

unpack

unsigned - See signature, signed and unsigned

upholster, upholsterer, and upholstery

uppercase

urethane - See polyurethane

ureus is coming soon: egyptian cobra symbol of royalty, louvre

URL

Uruguayan art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

urushi-e

ushabtis

utility, utilitarian is coming soon

 

vacuum forming

value

value key

value scale

vandal, Vandals, vandalism, and vandalize

vanishing point

vanitas and vanity

variable edition (VE) is coming soon

variation, various, vary

variegated

variety

varnish

vase

vault

VE

vector graphic

vehicle

Velcro ®

vellum

velvet is coming soon

veneer

Venezuelan art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Venice turpentine

verdigris

verisimilitude

vermicular

vermiculite

vermilion

vernacular

vernissage

version is coming soon

verso

vertex

vertical

Very Special Arts - The former name of VSA arts

vessel

vexillology

vicesimo-quarto

video

video digitizer

videodisc

video game is coming soon

Vienna Secession - See secession

Vietnamese art

viewer

viewfinder

viewing stones - See suiseki

viewpoint is coming soon

vignette

vinyl is coming soon

violet is coming soon

viridian

virtual

virtual museum

virtual reality

virtuosity

virtuoso

viscosity

Vishnu

visible, visibility is coming soon

vision - See sight or see or seeing

visual art, visual arts is coming soon

visual culture

visuality

visualize

visual qualities

visual scale

visual stimulus is coming soon

vitreous humor

vitrify

vitrine

vivid is coming soon

void

volatile

volume

volunteers

volute

Vorticism

votive, votary

voussoirs

voyeur, voyeurism

VSA arts

V-tool is coming soon

vulgar

 

wabi-sabi

wall arcade

wallpaper

ware

warm colors

warp

wash

washer

waste mold

watercolor

water feature

water gilding

watermark

water miscible oil paints is coming soon

waterproof

waterscape

water-soluble

wave is coming soon

wavelength

wax

waxwork

weal - See scarification

weaving

Web - See World Wide Web (WWW)

webbed

web press

webucation

wedge

wedging

weft

weight - See gram, decagram, karat, kilogram, measurement, paper, pound, ounce, stone, and ton

weight shift - See contrapposto.

welding

Weltanschauung - See world-view or worldview (pr. velt"on-shou'eng)

Bay Area / West Coast figuration [see San Fran...] is coming soon

Western Art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

Western Jin Dynasty

wet-and-dry paper

wet collodion - See collodion wet plate

wet-on-dry is coming soon

wet-on-wet is coming soon

wetting agent

wheel window - See rose window

whirligig

white is coming soon

white lead

white spirits - See mineral spirits

whiting

wicker - See rattan and rush

wide-angle, wide-angle lens, wide-angle shot

width

wildlife art [see animalia, artcyclopedia, & nature] is coming soon

wipe is coming soon

wire

wireframe

wisdom is coming soon [couldn't be too soon!]

women's art - See feminism and feminist art and gender issues

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

wood, timber

woodblock print, woodcut

wood engraving

woof

wool is coming soon

work-in-progress is coming soon

Works Progress Administration (WPA)

world-view or worldview

World Wide Web (WWW)

worm's-eye view

wove paper

wrench is coming soon

writing

wrought iron

Wunderkabinett and Wunderkammer

WYSIWYG

 

X-acto knife is coming soon

xanthic or xanthine

xenophilia

xenophobia

xerography

x-ray or X-ray or x ray or X ray

xylene

xylography

YAM - See Youth Art Month (YAM)

yard

yard art - See The Yard Art Project - http://www.literate-lemur.com/yard_art_project
Features photo galleries of art found in yards, gardens, and similar outdoor spaces. Invites submissions of yard art photos for possible online exhibition.

yasti

Yayoi

yd. - Abbreviation for yard

yellow is coming soon

yellowing

yin and yang is coming soon

Young British Artists (YBAs) is coming soon

Youth Art Month (YAM)

Yuan dynasty

Yugoslavian art [see artcyclopedia] is coming soon

zeitgeist or Zeitgeist

Zen

Zhou dynasty

ziggurat

zig-zag is coming soon. example: r long @ tate gal

zinc

zincography

zinc white

zinnober green - Another name for chrome green is coming soon

zip

zoetrope

zone system

zoom, zoom lens

zoomorphic

zoopraxiscope

 

See art, artist, and style.

acrylic paint acrylic on canvas

AD

adhered

after

AH

alabaster

albumen print

allegory

alloy

altar altarpiece

aluminum

ancient

angel

aquatint on paper

architect architecture

armature

assemblage

attributed

background

base

bas-relief

BC

BCE

bearing masonry

black and white

black-figure painted terra cotta

body color

brass

bronze

brush

bust

c.

canvas

cardboard

cartoon

carved

casein

cast

catalogue raisonné

CE

ceramic

chalk on paper

charcoal on paper

circle circular

classical

clay

collage

collection

color

columns

commemorate

conté crayon on paper

copper

copy after

champlevé enamel on brass

costume and couture

crayon on paper

culture

decorated decoration

depicted

depth, diameter, height, length, weight, width

design

detail

depth, diameter, height, length, weight, width

diptych

drawing on paper

drypoint

earthenware

edition

enamel

engraving on paper

etching on paper

exhibited exhibition

expressive

figuration figurative figure

foil

form

fragment

frame

fresco

furniture

gem, gemstones

gessoed

gilt gilded

glass

lead glaze glazed

gold gold leaf

gouache

granite

graphite

depth, diameter, height, length, weight, width

highlights

high relief

horizontal

idealized

illuminated manuscript

illustration

image

incised

India ink

ink on paper

inlay inlaid

inscribed inscription

installation

intaglio

in the round

galvanized iron

ivory

jade

lacquer on canvas

lateral

lead

depth, diameter, height, length, weight, width

limestone

linen

linoleum cut from two blocks

lithograph on paper

Madonna

marble

marquetry

mask

Masonite

material

medium

metal

mezzotint

miniatures

mixed media

modeled

mold

modern

molded

mosaic

mounted on canvas

movement

mural

mythology

nature

niello

nocturne

object

obverse

oil on canvas

oil on wood panel

oil pastel on paper

opaque

original

ormolu

ornaments

painted

painting

pastel on paper

patina

pattern

pen and ink on paper

pencil on paper

period

pewter

photograph on paper

photogravure on paper

photomontage

picture

pigment

plan

plaster

plate

polished

polychrome

porcelain

portrait

poster

pottery

precursor

print on paper

profile

rectangle rectangular

recto

red-figure

relief

replica

represent

reverse

sarcophagus

schist

school

screen

scroll

sculptor sculpture sculptural

seascape

sheet metal

signature, signed and unsigned

silkscreen

silver

sketch on paper

slip decoration

square

state

statue, statuette

steel

still life

stone

stoneware

structure

stucco

study

style

subject

surface

symbolizes

tempera on wood panel

terra cotta

textile

three-dimensional

tondo

tortoiseshell

traditional

translucent

transparent

triptych

two-dimensional

underdrawing

vase

vellum

veneer

verso

vertically

vessel

wash

opaque watercolor on paper

wax

weight

depth, diameter, height, length, weight, width

gold or silver or copper wire

wood, wood panel

woodcut

wood engraving

 

See art, artist, and style.

Abstract Expressionism

African art

American Scene painting

American Impressionism

Art Deco

Art Nouveau

Arts and Crafts Movement

Ashcan school

Austrian art

Baroque

Bauhaus

Buddhist art

Byzantine art

Chinese art

Constructivism

Cubism

Cycladic art

Dada

De Stijl

Der Blaue Reiter

Die Brücke

Dutch art

Egyptian art

The Eight

Empire style

Etruscan art

Expressionism

feminism and feminist art

Fauvism

Futurism

German art

Gothic

Greek art

Heidelberg school

Hellenistic

Hindu art

Hudson River School

Impressionism

Islamic art

Japanese art

Jewish art

luminism

Mesoamerican art

Metaphysical Painting

Middle Ages

Minimalism

modern

mughal

Neoclassicism

Neo-Expressionism

Neo-Impressionism

Northern Renaissance

photo-realism

Pop Art

Post-Impressionism

Pre-Columbian

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Realism

Renaissance

Rococo

Roman art

Romanesque

Romanticism

Russian art

socialist realism

social realism

Surrealism

Symbolism

Ten American Painters

 

See American Indian.

See Australian art.

See Austrian art.

See Canadian art.

See Colonial American art.

See Danish art.

See Dutch art.

See English art.

See French art.

See German art.

See Greek art.

See Hungarian art.

See Japanese art.

See Jewish art.

See Mesoamerican art.

See Mexican art.

See Polish art.

See Roman art.

See Russian art.

See Scottish art.

See Spanish art.

See Swiss art.

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