Art Terms

Landscape: A painting of natural forms, i.e. open countryside, parkland, or forest, often covering a considerable range of distance. Figures may be included to give a sense of scale, but they are subordinate to the view as a whole.

Monochromatic: A drawing, painting, or print in a single colour or in various tones of one colour.

Mood: The overall feeling or emotion of an artwork.

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.