Art genres

2017-07-27T18:48:52+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Islamic art, Nude (art), Still life, Trompe-l'œil, Death mask, Self-portrait, Portrait, Album cover, Fan art, Landscape painting, Religious art, Marine art, Erotica, Grotesque, Kitsch, Mail art, Genre art, Child art, Micrography, Nose art, Eclecticism in art, Forensic arts, Genre painting, Combine painting, Cantastoria, Popular print, Video games as an art form, Gesamtkunstwerk, Horses in art, Underground art, Religious image, New Aesthetic, Nocturne (painting), Guerrilla art flashcards Art genres
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  • Islamic art
    Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th century onward by people who lived within the territory that was inhabited by or ruled by culturally Islamic populations.
  • Nude (art)
    The nude figure is a tradition in Western art, and has been used to express ideals of male and female beauty and other human qualities.
  • Still life
    A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).
  • Trompe-l'œil
    Trompe-l'œil (French for "deceive the eye", pronounced [tʁɔ̃p lœj]) is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.
  • Death mask
    A death mask is a metallic, wax or plaster cast made of a person’s face following death.
  • Self-portrait
    A self-portrait is a representation of an artist that is drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by that artist.
  • Portrait
    A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant.
  • Album cover
    An album cover is the front of the packaging of a commercially released audio recording product, or album.
  • Fan art
    Fan art or fanart are artworks created by fans of a work of fiction (generally visual media such as comics, movies, television shows, or video games) and derived from a character or other aspect of that work.
  • Landscape painting
    Landscape painting, also known as landscape art, is the depiction in art of landscapes – natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, especially where the main subject is a wide view – with its elements arranged into a coherent composition.
  • Religious art
    Religious art or sacred art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual.
  • Marine art
    Marine art or maritime art is any form of figurative art (that is, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture) that portrays or draws its main inspiration from the sea.
  • Erotica
    Erotica (from the Greek ἔρως, eros "desire") is any artistic work that deals substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing subject matter.
  • Grotesque
    Since at least the 18th century (in French and German as well as English), grotesque (or grottoesque) has come to be used as a general adjective for the strange, fantastic, ugly, incongruous, unpleasant, or disgusting, and thus is often used to describe weird shapes and distorted forms such as Halloween masks.
  • Kitsch
    Kitsch (/ˈkɪtʃ/; loanword from German, also called cheesiness and tackiness) is a low-brow style of mass-produced art or design using popular or cultural icons.
  • Mail art
    Mail art (also known as postal art and correspondence art) is a populist artistic movement centered on sending small scale works through the postal service.
  • Genre art
    Genre art is the pictorial representation in any of various media of scenes or events from everyday life, such as markets, domestic settings, interiors, parties, inn scenes, and street scenes.
  • Child art
    Child art is the drawings, paintings and other artistic works created by children.
  • Micrography
    Micrography (from Greek, literally small-writing – "Μικρογραφία"), also called microcalligraphy, is a Jewish form of calligrams developed in the 9th century, with parallels in Christianity and Islam, utilizing minute Hebrew letters to form representational, geometric and abstract designs.
  • Nose art
    Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of an aircraft, usually chalked up on the front fuselage, and is a form of aircraft graffiti.
  • Eclecticism in art
    Eclecticism is a kind of mixed style in the fine arts: "the borrowing of a variety of styles from different sources and combining them" (, 5).
  • Forensic arts
    Forensic art is any art used in law enforcement or legal proceedings.
  • Genre painting
    Genre painting, also called genre scene or petit genre, depicts aspects of everyday life by portraying ordinary people engaged in common activities.
  • Combine painting
    A combine painting is an artwork that incorporates various objects into a painted canvas surface, creating a sort of hybrid between painting and sculpture.
  • Cantastoria
    Cantastoria (pronounced [ˌkantaˈstɔːrja]; also spelled cantastorie [ˌkantaˈstɔːrje], canta storia or canta historia) comes from Italian for "story-singer" and is known by many other names around the world.
  • Popular print
    Popular prints is a term for printed images of generally low artistic quality which were sold cheaply in Europe and later the New World from the 15th to 18th centuries, often with text as well as images.
  • Video games as an art form
    The concept of video games as a form of art is a controversial topic within the entertainment industry.
  • Gesamtkunstwerk
    A Gesamtkunstwerk (German pronunciation: [gə.ˈzamtˌku̇nstˌveɐ̯k], translated as total work of art, ideal work of art, universal artwork, synthesis of the arts, comprehensive artwork, all-embracing art form or total artwork) is a work of art that makes use of all or many art forms or strives to do so.
  • Horses in art
    Horses have appeared in works of art throughout history, frequently as depictions of the horse in battle.
  • Underground art
    Underground art, is a term that refers any form of art that operates outside of conventional norms in the art world.
  • Religious image
    A religious image is a work of visual art that is representational and has a religious purpose, subject or connection.
  • New Aesthetic
    The New Aesthetic is a term, coined by James Bridle, used to refer to the increasing appearance of the visual language of digital technology and the Internet in the physical world, and the blending of virtual and physical.
  • Nocturne (painting)
    Nocturne painting is a term coined by James Abbott McNeill Whistler to describe a painting style that depicts scenes evocative of the night or subjects as they appear in a veil of light, in twilight, or in the absence of direct light.
  • Guerrilla art
    Guerrilla art is a street art movement that first emerged in the UK, but has since spread across the world and is now established in most countries that already had developed graffiti scenes.