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    • Art

    • Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the crit ... Read »


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    • The arts

    • The arts represent an outlet of expression that is usually influenced by culture and which in turn helps to change culture. As such, the arts are a physical manifestation of the internal creative impulse. Major constituents of the arts include literature – including poetry, novels and short stories, and epics; per ... Read »


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    • Work of art

    • A work of art is an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation. Work of art or Work of Art also may refer to: ... Read »


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    • Acknowledgment (creative arts and sciences)

    • In the creative arts and scientific literature, an acknowledgment (also spelled acknowledgement) is an expression of gratitude for assistance in creating an original work. Receiving credit by way of acknowledgment rather than authorship indicates that the person or organization did not have a direct hand in producing ... Read »


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    • Aesthetic relativism

    • Aesthetic relativism is the philosophical view that the judgment of beauty is relative to different individuals and/or cultures and that there are no universal criteria of beauty. For example, in historical terms, the female form as depicted in the Venus of Willendorf and the women in the paintings of Rubens would toda ... Read »


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    • Anthropotechnic

    • Anthropotechnic is a term used in art, science and literature to denote something with aspects of both man and machine.Paintings such as Max Ernst's "Oedipus Rex" are early examples of the use of this quality. In technology, it is any field of science that attempts to make machines and automation more user-friendly. In ... Read »


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    • Art and culture law

    • Art and culture law is the body of law, including domestic and foreign law, and multilateral treaties and conventions, that regulates and is applied to artists, fine art and cultural property. ... Read »


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    • Art world

    • The art world comprises everyone involved in producing, commissioning, presenting, preserving, promoting, chronicling, criticizing, and selling fine art. It is a wider term than art market, though that is a large part of it. Howard S. Becker describes it as "the network of people whose cooperative activity, organized v ... Read »


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    • Artes Mechanicae

    • Artes Mechanicae, or mechanical arts, are a medieval concept of ordered practices or skills, often juxtaposed to the traditional seven liberal arts Artes liberales. Also called "servile" and "vulgar", from antiquity they had been deemed unbecoming for a free man, as ministering to baser needs. Johannes Scotus Eriugena ... Read »


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    • Artist-in-residence

    • Artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. They also allow an indivi ... Read »


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    • Artistic license

    • Artistic license (also known as artistic licence, art license, historical license, dramatic license, poetic license, narrative license, licentia poetica, or simply license) is a colloquial term, sometimes an euphemism, used to denote the distortion of fact, alteration of the conventions of grammar or language, or rewor ... Read »


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    • Artistic merit

    • Artistic merit is a term that is used in relation to cultural products when referring to the judgment of their perceived quality or value as works of art. Criticism of virtually any art form – be it music, film, literature, or painting – centers on the concept of artistic merit, which different critics can h ... Read »


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    • Arts and letters

    • Arts and letters is a traditional term for the fine arts and literature considered together. The category defined as "arts and letters" may also include the performing arts, visual arts, or liberal arts. By the late 19th century the term was used to name a few arts-related institutions in the United States. A subscrip ... Read »


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    • The arts and politics

    • A strong relationship between the arts and politics, particularly between various kinds of art and power, occurs across historical epochs and cultures. As they respond to existing at or occurring in the same period of time. events and politics, the arts take on political as well as social dimensions, becoming themselve ... Read »


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    • Arts criticism

    • Arts criticism is the process of describing, analyzing, interpreting, and judging works of art. It is distinct from art criticism (which focuses on visual arts) due to its broader remit. The disciplines of arts criticism can be defined by the object being considered rather than the methodology (through analysis of its ... Read »


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    • Bibliography of encyclopedias: art and artists

    • This is a list of encyclopedias and encyclopedic/biographical dictionaries published on the subject of art and artists in any language. Entries are in the English language unless stated as otherwise. ... Read »


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    • Carving

    • Carving is the act of using tools to shape something from a material by scraping away portions of that material. The technique can be applied to any material that is solid enough to hold a form even when pieces have been removed from it, and yet soft enough for portions to be scraped away with available tools. Carving, ... Read »


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    • Community arts

    • Community arts, also sometimes known as "dialogical art", "community-engaged" or "community-based art," refers to artistic activity based in a community setting. Works from this genre can be of any media and is characterized by interaction or dialogue with the community. Often professional artists collaborate with peop ... Read »


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    • Composer

    • A composer (Latin ; literally "one who puts together") is a person who creates or writes music, which can be vocal music (for a singer or choir), instrumental music (e.g., for solo piano, string quartet, wind quintet or orchestra) or music which combines both instruments and voices (e.g., opera or art song, which is a ... Read »


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    • Computational creativity

    • Computational creativity (also known as artificial creativity, mechanical creativity, creative computing or creative computation) is a multidisciplinary endeavour that is located at the intersection of the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, philosophy, and the arts. The goal of computational crea ... Read »


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    • Context art

    • The term Context art (German: Kontext Kunst) was introduced through the seminal exhibition and an accompanying publication Kontext Kunst. The Art of the 90s curated by Peter Weibel at the Neue Galerie im Künstlerhaus Graz (Austria) in 1993 (02.10.–07.11.1993). Both exhibition and publication aimed to establish ... Read »


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    • Creative computing

    • Creative computing covers the area of creativity and computing, addressing the issue of knowledge discovery. The International Journal of Creative Computing describes creative computing as follows: Creative computing refers to a meta-technology to coalesce knowledge in computing and other disciplines. IJCrC highl ... Read »


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    • Cultural resources management

    • A newspaper extra, extra edition, or special edition is a special issue of a newspaper issued outside the normal publishing schedule to report on important or sensational news which arrived too late for the normal edition, such as the outbreak of war, the assassination of a public figure, or even latest developments in ... Read »


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    • Dedication (art)

    • In art, a dedication is the creation or attribution of a work of art as a tribute to or in honor of a person, place, or thing. The dedicatee may be the commissioner, conductor, premiere performer or musical ensemble, or patron. In music, examples include many of Beethoven's works, such as the Piano Sonata Op. 109, ded ... Read »


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    • Defacement (vandalism)

    • Defacement is a type of vandalism that involves damaging the appearance or surface of something. The object of damage may be architecture, books, paintings, sculpture or other forms of art. Examples of defacement include: Iconoclasm led to the defacement of many religious artworks. Defacing could also be one of ... Read »


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    • Dematerialization (art)

    • Dematerialization of the art object is an idea in conceptual art. In "Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object" Lucy Lippard characterizes the period of 1966 to 1972 as one in which the art object was dematerialised through the new artistic practices of conceptual art. ... Read »


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    • Design

    • Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns). Design has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below) ... Read »


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    • Design tool

    • Design tools are objects, media, or computer programs, which can be used to design. They may influence the process of production, expression and perception of design ideas and therefore need to be applied skillfully. New ideas can come by way of experimenting with tools and methods. Some designers explore ideas us ... Read »


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    • Economics of the arts and literature

    • Economics of the arts and literature or cultural economics (used below for convenience) is a branch of economics that studies the economics of creation, distribution, and the consumption of works of art and literature. For a long time the arts were confined to visual and performing arts in the Anglo-Saxon tradition. Us ... Read »


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    • Fine art

    • In European academic traditions, fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics or beauty, distinguishing it from applied art that also has to serve some practical function, such as pottery or most metalwork. Historically, the five main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with perfo ... Read »


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    • Genre-busting

    • "Genre-busting" is a term used occasionally in reviews of written work, music and visual art and refers to the author or artist's ability to cross over two or more established styles. For instance, in writing, to combine the horror genre with a western or hard-boiled detective story with science fiction. In music the t ... Read »


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    • Head shot

    • A head shot or headshot is a specific type of portrait (usually a photograph) that realistically demonstrates a person's appearance for branding or casting. Many head shots are promotional pictures of actors, models, authors. Headshots could be a portrait of a face or full body with a background that clearly illustrate ... Read »


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    • High culture

    • The term high culture comprehends the cultural products of æsthetic value, which a society collectively esteem as art. In popular usage, the term high culture identifies the culture of an upper class (an ) or of a status class (the intelligentsia); and also identifies a society’s common repository of broad-rang ... Read »


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    • Human figure (aesthetics)

    • In aesthetics, the human figure or human form in art, sculpture and other art forms involves a study and appreciation of the beauty of the human body in its depiction or presentation. The study involves an appreciation of the body shape, including body postures - sitting, standing or even sleeping, and movements - walk ... Read »


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    • Impalement in myth and art

    • The use of impalement in myth, art, and literature includes mythical representations of it as a method of execution and other uses in paintings, sculptures, and the like, folklore and other tales in which impalement is related to magical or supernatural properties, and the use of simulated impalement for the purposes o ... Read »


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    • Interdisciplinary arts

    • Interdisciplinary Arts is an academic department in the School of Media Arts at Columbia College Chicago. As one of the earliest interdisciplinary arts programs in the United States, it has been an incubator for new approaches towards art making that has shaped the development of arts professionals for over thirty-thre ... Read »


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    • International trade in fine art

    • The international trade of fine art is most precisely defined as the trade across nations of unique, non-reproducible works by an artist. The art trade contradicts typical international trade models since it is a culturally significant good. It is not treated by consumers the same way any other commodity would because ... Read »


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    • Leaf carving

    • Leaf Carving is an artwork involving the delicate trimming of leaves to develop a picture or landscape. The process of carving is performed by artists using tools to carefully cut the surface without cutting or removing the veins. The veins add detail into the subject matter of the carving. Leaf carving originated out ... Read »


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    • Art media

    • An art medium (or artistic media), is a material form used by an artist, composer or designer to create a work of art. Art mediums which are predominantly used are in the study and professional fields of design, publishing and the entertainment industry. The topics below describe the relation of design with techniques ... Read »


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    • Micro miniature

    • Micro miniature (also called micro art or micro sculpture) is a fine art form. Micro miniatures are made by microscope. It originated at the end of 20th century. ... Read »


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    • Mural

    • A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture. Some wall paintings are painted on large canvases, whi ... Read »


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    • Pandemonia

    • Pandemonia

      Pandemonia is a character and persona created as conceptual art by an anonymous London-based artist that has appeared in the art and fashion world since 2009. Clad in a latex full-head mask with stylized hair and latex dresses, Pandemonia is seven feet tall and was described by Katia Ganfield of Vice as "Roy Lichtenste ... Read »


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    • Pastiche

    • A pastiche is a work of visual art, literature, theatre, or music that imitates the style or character of the work of one or more other artists. Unlike parody, pastiche celebrates, rather than mocks, the work it imitates. The word pastiche is a French cognate of the Italian noun , which is a pâté or pie-filling ... Read »


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    • Patronage

    • Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another. In the history of art, arts patronage refers to the support that kings, popes, and the wealthy have provided to artists such as musicians, painters, and sculptors. It can also refer to the right o ... Read »


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    • Poet as legislator

    • The theme of poet as legislator reached its grandiose peak in the Romantic era, epitomised in the view of the lonely, alienated poet as 'unacknowledged legislator' to the whole world. However the concept had a long prehistory in Western culture, with classical figures like Orpheus or Solon being appealed to as precede ... Read »


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    • Pounce (art)

    • Pouncing is an art technique used for transferring an image from one surface to another. It is similar to tracing, and is useful for creating copies of a sketch outline to produce finished works. Pouncing has been a common technique for centuries, used to create copies of portraits and other works that would be finish ... Read »


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    • Repurposing

    • Repurposing is the process by which an object with one use value is transformed or redeployed as an object with an alternative use value. Repurposing is as old as human civilization, with many contemporary scholars investigating that way that different societies re-appropriate the artifacts of older cultures in ne ... Read »


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    • Showpiece

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    • Social artistry

    • Social Artistry is the attempt to address or recognize a particular social issue using art and creativity. Social artists are people who use creative skills to work with people or organizations in their community to affect change. While a traditional artist uses their creative skills to express their take on the world, ... Read »


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    • Social Practice

    • Social practice is a theory within psychology that seeks to determine the link between practice and context within social situations. Emphasized as a commitment to change, social practice occurs in two forms: activity and inquiry. Most often applied within the context of human development, social practice involves know ... Read »


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    • Spirit of place

    • Spirit of place (or soul) refers to the unique, distinctive and cherished aspects of a place; often those celebrated by artists and writers, but also those cherished in folk tales, festivals and celebrations. It is thus as much in the invisible weave of culture (stories, art, memories, beliefs, histories, etc.) as it i ... Read »


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    • Stendhal syndrome

    • Stendhal syndrome, Stendhal's syndrome, hyperkulturemia, or Florence syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to an experience of great personal significance, particularly viewing art. It is not listed as a rec ... Read »


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    • Studio

    • A studio is an artist's or worker's workroom, or the catchall term for an artist and their employees who work within that studio. This can be for the purpose of acting, architecture, painting, pottery (ceramics), sculpture, origami, woodworking, scrapbooking, photography, graphic design, filmmaking, animation, industri ... Read »


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    • Suleymans Eagle

    • Suleyman`s Eagle, a bronze figure of an eagle, is one of the symbols Ingushetia. It was made at the end of the 8th century in the Arab Caliphate and was found in the 19th century in the village of Erzi of the Republic of Ingushetia. In 1931 it was taken out by well-known scholars of Caucasian N. F. Yakovlev and St. Pe ... Read »


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    • Tanah Runcuk

    • Tanah Runcuk (see also: ), or also known as Tana Runcuk, Runcuk Land, or Rundjuq is an artwork created by a contemporary artist from Indonesia named Timoteus Anggawan Kusno. The artwork entitled "Memoirs of Tanah Runcuk: Notes form The Lost Land" was displayed for the first time in November 8, 2014 and in an alternativ ... Read »


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    • Theme (arts)

    • In the arts, a theme is a broad idea or a message conveyed by a work, such as a performance, a painting, a motion picture, or a video game. This message is usually about life, society or human nature. Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a work. Themes are usually implied rather than explici ... Read »


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    • United Art Rating

    • United Art Rating is a reference book published since 1999 by Artists Trade Union of Russia as one of the instruments of art market regulations. United Art Rating (before 2012, referred to as United Artists Rating) is a rating published as a periodical reference book, registered as mass media. As of 2016, it has s ... Read »


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    • Useful art

    • Useful art, or useful arts or technics, is concerned with the skills and methods of practical subjects such as manufacture and craftsmanship. The phrase has now gone out of fashion, but it was used during the Victorian era and earlier as an antonym to the performing art and the fine art. The term "useful Arts" is used ... Read »


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    • Water marble nail

    • Water marble nails are a nail art technique involving dropping nail lacquers into clear water and creating a pattern on the water surface; that pattern is then transferred to the nails. The water marble nail technique was originally developed by professional nail technicians in Japanese nail salons. In the 1990s, ... Read »


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    • Yulem

    • A yulem is an object formed by natural processes which possesses a set of intrinsic aesthetic characteristics that transform it into an object of unique interest. Only a naturally formed object that is recognized to possess such a unique or appealing character is considered a yulem object. A yulem object is in con ... Read »


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