Art Terms

Conceptual Art: An artwork in which the physical object is not necessarily an end product. Instead, the idea of the work and examination of its theoretical value are the primary motivations, with the written word as an important vehicle of presentation.

Sculpture: The techniques and processes of creating three-dimensional forms and images by carving, casting, construction, or modelling.

Form:  An element of art that is three-dimensional (height, width, and depth) and encloses volume.

Space: An element of art that refers to the area between, around, above, below, or within things. It can be described as two- or three-dimensional, as flat, shallow, or deep, or as positive or negative.

Abstraction: An art form or object that is primarily an arrangement of basic visual elements, i.e. colour, line and contour, mass, shape and texture. Real objects in nature are represented in a way that wholly or partially neglects their true appearance.

Art movement

Minimalism: Paintings and sculptures that thrive on simplicity in both content and form, using only a minimal number of colours, shapes, values, lines, and textures. Minimalism lacks both symbolism and personal expression.