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The earliest paper-based photographic material. So named because it was made by coating water containing a soluble salt onto a sheet of paper, which was
A saturated color has a wet appearance. Saturated colors are often lower value and higher chroma than unsaturated colors. A saturated color in paint may
A written notation of a musical or dance composition, which allows the work to be performed at a later date or by another performer. Composers interested
A stencil-based printmaking technique in which the first step is to stretch and attach a woven fabric (originally made of silk, but now more commonly of
A three-dimensional work of art made by a variety of means, including carving wood, chiseling stone, casting or welding metal, molding clay or wax, or
A section drawing (also called a section, or sectional drawing) depicts a structure as though it had been sliced in half or cut along an imaginary plane,
A representation of oneself made by oneself.
In painting, a color plus black
A shallow enclosing case usually with a glass front in which something is set for protection and display.
A short film. Today, any film running for 40 minutes or less and therefore not considered long enough to be a feature-length film.
A rendering of the basic elements of a composition, often made in a loosely detailed or quick manner. Sketches can be both finished works of art or studies
A very tall building, often higher than 492 feet (150 meters). The term was first applied to steel-framed buildings of at least 10 stories in the late
A movement that flourished between the two World Wars in response to the social and political turmoil and hardships of the period. Artists turned to realism
A set of coded instructions to direct the actions of a computer. Used by artists and designers to create everything from usable software like fonts and
A substance capable of dissolving another material. In painting, the solvent is a liquid that thins the paint.
Sounds that are most often added during editing, rather than recorded at the time of filming. Sound effects take a number of different forms. For example,
A sound technology, first developed in the early 20th century, that became commercially viable in the late 1920s. In this system, music and dialogue were
A sound technology, initially developed in the early 20th century, that became commercially viable in the late 1920s and eventually supplanted the sound-on-disc
An audio recording composed of multiple sound clips that, once assembled and arranged, creates an environment that surrounds the listener. These sounds
Established in 1940, the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) emerged from the organizing of Black artists in Chicago beginning as early as 1932. These
An illusion created for movies and television using props, camerawork, computer graphics, etc.
Paint thinned with solvent and applied to the canvas like a wash. Rather than remaining on the surface, a stain is absorbed into the canvas.
Produces an image or pattern by applying pigment to an intermediate object—usually a thin sheet of material such as paper, plastic, wood, or metal—with
In the 1850s, stereographs became the first mass-produced images sold. When a card with two similar images side by side is viewed through a set of lenses,
A representation of natural or manmade objects in any arrangement or combination an artist devises and in any medium.
A type of photography nearly as old as the medium itself, in which photographers seek their subjects on the streets and in public places, aiming to capture
An approach to photography that involves making pictures, chiefly portraits and still lifes, within the tightly controlled spatial environment of the photographer's
A term coined by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich in 1915 to describe a new mode of abstract painting that abandoned all reference to the outside world.
An artistic and literary movement led by French poet André Breton from 1924 through World War II. Drawing on the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud,
An international avant-garde artistic movement that began in France and spread across Europe and North America during the last two decades of the 19th