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Pittura Analitica (Analytical Painting)

July 24, 2017

Pittura Analitica was an artist group representing one of the most significant and influential artistic movements of the Italian Post-War period. Closely aligned to other European movements such as the slightly older Zero Movement (Otto Piene, Gunther Uecker), the Supports/Surfaces group in France (Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, Michel Parmentier) and ‘Radical Painting’ in Germany, as well as […]


Gruppo N

June 4, 2015

Gruppo N (or Gruppo Enne) was a collective artist group based in Padua, Italy in the early 1960s. The group was primarily interested in exploring the optical possibilities to be created in art, and collectively created works that dealt with various perceptive illusions.


Gutai

June 3, 2015

Co-founded by Jiro Yoshihara and Shozo Shimamoto in Osaka in 1954, the Gutai group was the key avante-garde formation of post-war Japan.


Sculpture

April 30, 2015

Sculpture is a form of visual art that is generally made out of two or three-dimensional forms, either representational or abstract


Photography

Fine art photography expresses the vision of the photographer as artist


Painting

Painting is a form of creative expression, and involves the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other type of medium to a surface


Representational Art

A term that generally refers to a painting or sculpture that is clearly recognizable for what it claims to be


Minimal Art

Refers to a painting or sculpture that emphasizes extreme simplification of color and form


Kinetic Art

Kinetic Art can be achieved through any type of medium, where the effect of the art depends mainly on movements or the motion of the viewer


Abstract Art

Abstract Art depicts anything other than a person, place or thing, most commonly portrayed in a painting or sculpture.


Zero

April 27, 2015

A global art movement that developed primarily in Europe during the 1950s and 1960s as a reaction to pre-war art. It was founded in Germany by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, and spread to Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands etc.


Woodcut

A print made by applying ink or paint to a block of wood that has been carved with the image to be imprinted.


Video Art

Artwork consisting of moving pictures and often audio, displayed on a screen, television or other viewing apparatus.


Vernacular

The everyday – in literature, the use of local language patterns; in art, the use of contemporary low culture


Trompe l’oeil

Realistic painting that gives the illusion of three-dimensionality. Literally “fools the eye”


Triptych

A painting consisting of 3 related parts


Text-based

An artwork that utilizes text as a primary factor in experiencing it


Surrealism

An art movement popular during the 1920s and 30s and characterized by an interest in dreams and the subconscious. Notable artists include Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Max Ernst


Street art

An art movement that originates from graffiti and urban art. Today many street artists utilize more traditional art forms to replicate works that were originally presented in public, urban contexts.


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