Genre (jahn’re): The category used to describe a painting’s dominant subject.
Genre painting: The depiction of the daily activities of ordinary people.
Narrative: A genre of painting in which a story is depicted or implied. Two types of narrative paintings are Genre and Historical.
Movement: A principle of design in which the arrangement of lines, shapes, forms, and textures create motion in order to move the eye over the work.
Representational art: Art that depicts the natural world in a recognizable manner.
Romanticism: An early 19th century movement and style in which artists strove to express the “ideal” through expression of emotional, intuitive and instinctual experiences.