Art Terms

Genre

Flora: An artwork that depicts flowers or plants.

Art Terms  

Watercolour: Paint consisting of finely ground pigments dispersed evenly in a water-soluble gum binder. Watercolour is thinned and mixed with water and is typically applied in a transparent film or wash of colour, strong colours and tones being built up gradually by successive overlaid washes. The most suitable pigments are therefore those that have an inherent degree of transparency.

Art movement  

Expressionism: Art in which the image of reality is distorted in form and colour in order to make it expressive of the artist’s inner feelings. Colour can is typically intense, brushwork is often free, and paint application tends to be generous and highly textured. Expressionist art is emotional and sometimes mystical and can be seen as an extension of Romanticism.