A photograph made by placing things on light-sensitive paper and then exposing it to light is called a photogram. This is what was called a photograph in older times, when this was the only method of making a picture. Today, a photograph is typically what you see when you take a photo on a camera. Another word for a photogram is cameraless photography.
This creates an interesting picture. It’s more often abstract, and there are three distinct shades to the pictures. Black areas received full light. Grey areas were exposed through transparent or semi-transparent objects, like a glass or marble of some kind. White areas were covered by opaque objects that let no light through to the paper underneath the object.
The word “triad” has a variety of meanings. However, out of this list, it is the term for a musical chord consisting of a note and two notes above it - the third and the fifth note above it on the scale, to be precise. These triads sound pretty to the ear, depending on the notes in the chord. A second meaning of the word “triad” is a secret society in China.
It is said to be a gang, and has featured in many television shows as a gang of Chinese men that run the counterfeit clothing world. They have been depicted as using cleavers, and often having tattoos. They are considered to be ruthless. One example of such an episode is “The Runway Job” from season 2 of “Leverage”.
Abstract art is simply art that doesn’t actually portray anything; it uses shapes, colors, forms, etc. to show what would normally be what we see in real life. What it shows usually isn’t recognizable as anything from the world. Up until the 19th century, art always showed something that was recognizable. It would be a bed, a room, a person, or some nature scene, some landscape. Not everyone would have known the model, if it was a portrait, or known where the landscape or the room was, but that was alright.
They could recognize it as a flower, a person, etc. The abstract movement sought to create art that wasn’t tied down to any of these concrete items. The artwork takes liberities to create a certain feeling, a less realistic version of something. Often, it leads to a piece that puzzles people.
This term is mainly applied to the artwork of the artist Jackson Pollock. It basically means that the surface - like a canvas - has been treated indifferently. Jackson Pollock is known for drip paintings - where he literally held the brush over the canvas and let the paint drip onto the canvas. The term “all-over painting” typically refers to the fact that nothing really stands out to the viewer in any of Pollock’s work.
Part of the fun of this is that any of the four sides could be the “top” of the painting. It can be oriented any way, and it still makes sense. Well, as much sense as a painting done in this way can make. While Pollock is the most prominent example, the term can be applied to others too.
Cave art is pretty much what it sounds like. It is art that has been drawn in a cave - mostly on the cave walls. Whether or not something that was painted on a canvas in a cave is cave art is up for debate. It began around 40,000 years ago, during the Paleolithic period. No one is quite sure when it ended, but it certainly had ended by the Renaissance.
The earliest cave art that has been found is in caves in France and Spain, but there are spots of cave art all around Europe and Asia. The purpose of cave art, however, is up for debate. They typically depict handprints or hunts. It could have been an early system of cataloging what they hunted and killed successfully, as well as for genealogy.
Conceptual art is defined as art where the finished product - if there even is a finished product - is considered less important than the idea or theme of the product itself. Another term for this art is conceptualism. They aren’t exhibited in galleries; instead, they often pop up as art installations in public spaces. If one adheres to that basic definition of conceptual art, anyone can create a piece of conceptual art.
It may not be pretty the first go around, but it can be done. Conceptual art has a bit of a history. The movement started because artists began to feel that art should be able to look “at itself” and show what it finds. It’s kind of like the formalism of art movements; the art is its meaning and the artist’s purpose doesn’t really matter.
Earth art, also called land art, is art that is made only of things made in nature. These are often made right in nature, though this means they have to be made far away from the cities and towns. This can make them rather inaccessible to those who aren’t familiar with the land or who don’t know the exact location.
Due to this, the artists often bring back photographs to show off at art galleries and to friends. This particular method for making art came around in the 1960s, when everyone was concerned about the earth. This is when the first environmental regulations were put into action, and so it makes sense that some artists would want to bring their political views into their
The most renowned form of handwritten artwork is calligraphy. This is a special kind of handwriting that is often used for special invitations - such as weddings or baby showers. However, in the Victorian era and times before, it was considered the common handwriting. Letters from the 18th and 19th centuries are written in calligraphy. Due to the prevalence of electronic communication and a lack of teaching cursive in schools these days, very few younger people can write calligraphy.
However, there are classes that are taught and videos online about writing it. If one is willing, one can learn how to write in calligraphy and create fun, special letters or invitations for their own events. It also does wonders for how people see the person; calligraphy is considered an art form that many wouldn’t be able to do these days.
Observational drawing, in most art spheres, is defined as the act of drawing something from life. This can include painting fruit bowls, other forms of still life, and even nude models. Believe it or not, painting nude models is not for sexual intent. Rather, it is a way to study how to draw the human body. The models are often on the thinner side for this, but more experienced artists do draw heavier models.
Often, drawing from observation requires sitting in front of the model. It’s not drawing from a photograph or from memory. This is actually one of the most common techniques used in teaching how to draw. Many elementary school children in the United States have drawn a still life picture.
The art form where many little dots are used to create an image is called pointillism. One of the most prominent pointillism artist is Georges Seurat. He was a Frenchman that created the technique. He wanted more color to his pictures, but couldn’t get it in the paint colors available in that day. However, the word “pointillism” was coined to deride and defame the artists that used this technique.
Today, the word has lost its ridiculing connotation and is used simply to make a statement about the techniques used in the artwork. The dots are single colors, but often in varying tints and shades of the color. They are placed next to each other so that, when the painting is viewed at a short distance, the dots meld together and create a