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  • art —    For numerous reasons, the most difficult word to define without starting endless argument! Many definitions have been proposed. At least art involves a degree of human involvement through manual skills or thought as with the word artificial,… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • art conservator —    In art conservation, a person who applies science to the technical study, preservation and treatment of art objects. A professional art conservator should be consulted about the display, storage, and preservation of special objects; about the… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • art brut —    French for raw art, Jean Dubuffet (1901 1985) devised this name in 1945 for the art of children and outsiders (naïve artists and the mentally ill); actually, anyone not producing art for profit or recognition. Because they did not adhere to… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • art world or artworld —    Members of an art centered group of people. Characteristic of artworlds are its people, places, activities, ideas, and times in history. The artworld that speakers first acknowledged includes everyone involved in art. Although this set of art… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. —    (ACMI)    This is an international association whose members are over 210 art and creative (read: craft?) material manufacturers. Founded in 1940, ACMI is an authority on art and craft materials. Its principal goal is to assist its members in… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • art therapy —    The therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma, or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • art district or arts district —    A section of a community in which art galleries are situated near other art galleries, art museums, theaters, and music halls …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • art for art's sake —    Any of several points of view related to the possibility of art being independent of concerns that order other disciplines. The term is primarily used regarding artists and artwriters of the second half of the nineteenth century, especially… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • art critic —    Among those in art careers, a person who describes, analyzes, interprets, evaluates, and expresses judgments of the merits, faults and value of artworks. One who produces art criticism …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • art criticism —    The description, analysis, evaluation, interpretation, and judgment of works of art. It is a common assumption that criticism is necessarily negative, when actually it can vary in degrees of positive as well as negative remarks. Critical… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • art director —    Among those in art careers, a person who directs or supervises the work of other artists. Also see applied arts, commercial art, graphic design, and specifications …   Glossary of Art Terms

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