This glossary explains some of the techniques, mediums, art movements, and other terms you’ll encounter on our website, along with links to examples in the collection.
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A paint in which pigment is suspended in oil, which dries over time when exposed to air
Impenetrable to light
An abstract style, also known as Optical Art, developed in the 1960s and featuring geometric shapes and lines in black and white or vivid colors. Based
Derived from materials or forms with characteristics of a biological entity or organism, or developing in the manner of a living thing
A Cubist-influenced style of painting pioneered around 1912 by Robert and Sonia Delaunay and František Kupka, who turned to abstraction as a way to explore