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 Dictionary entry overview: What does art movement mean? 

  The noun ART MOVEMENT has 1 sense:

1. a group of artists who agree on general principles

  Familiarity information: ART MOVEMENT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A group of artists who agree on general principles

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Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


art movement; artistic movement

Hypernyms ("art movement" is a kind of...):

front; movement; social movement (a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "art movement"):

Abstract Expressionism; action painting (a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles)

futurism (an artistic movement in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age)

Hudson River school; romantic realism (the first coherent school of American art; active from 1825 to 1870; painted wilderness landscapes of the Hudson River valley and surrounding New England)

imagism (a movement by American and English poets early in the 20th century in reaction to Victorian sentimentality; used common speech in free verse with clear concrete imagery)

lake poets (English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it)

luminism (an artistic movement in the United States that was derived from the Hudson River school; active from 1850 to 1870; painted realistic landscapes in a style that pictured atmospheric light and the use of aerial perspective)

minimal art; minimalism; reductivism (an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color)

naturalism; realism (an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description)

neoromanticism (an art movement based on a revival of romanticism in art and literature)

New Wave; Nouvelle Vague (an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s)

secession; sezession (an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s)

surrealism (a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams)

fauvism (an art movement launched in 1905 whose work was characterized by bright and nonnatural colors and simple forms; influenced the expressionists)

expressionism (an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality)

dada; dadaism (a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty)

Ash Can; Ashcan school (early 20th-century United States painting; portrays realistic and sordid scenes of city life)

Impressionism (a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light)

Pop Art (an American school of the 1950s that imitated the techniques of commercial art (as the soup cans of Andy Warhol) and the styles of popular culture and the mass media)

Ashcan School; Eight (a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life)

pointillism (a school of painters who used a technique of painting with tiny dots of pure colors that would blend in the viewer's eye; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers late in 19th century France)

art deco; deco (a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s; marked by stylized forms and geometric designs adapted to mass production)

art nouveau (a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers)

avant-garde; new wave; van; vanguard (any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts))

constructivism (an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects)

suprematism (a geometric abstractionist movement originated by Kazimir Malevich in Russia that influenced constructivism)

cubism (an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes)

symbolism (an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images)

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