Art Terminology

KHARTOUM SCHOOL

The Khartoum School was a modernist art movement formed in Sudan in 1960 that sought to develop a new visual vocabulary to reflect the distinctive identity of the newly independent nation. The Khartoum School was formed by the painters Ahmed Shibrain, Kamala Ishag and Ibrahim El-Salahi. As one of the most active contributors to the …

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KINAESTHETIC ART

Kinaesthetic art is art that deals with the body in movement. Kinaesthesia is the sense that detects bodily position, weight or movement of the muscles, tendons and joints of the body. In art the term has come to be used in relation to art that deals with the body in movement. It was first associated …

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KINETIC ART

Kinetic art is art that depends on motion for its effects. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early twentieth century artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine …

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KITCHEN SINK PAINTERS

Kicthen Sink painters is a term applied to a group of British artists working in the 1950s who painted ordinary people in scenes of everyday life. The term was originally used as the title of an article by the critic David Sylvester in the December 1954 issue of the journal Encounter. The article discussed the …

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KITSCH

Kitsch is the German word for trash, and is used in English to describe particularly cheap, vulgar and sentimental forms of popular and commercial culture. The word kitsch came to be applied to this type of popular and commercial culture sometime in the 1920s. In 1939, the American art critic Clement Greenberg defined kitsch in …

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