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Specfic types of picture or work of art

abstract

noun

an abstract painting or design

aquatint

noun

a picture like a watercolour that is printed by using acid to cut a design into a sheet of metal

bas-relief

noun

a piece of art in this style

canvas

noun

a picture painted with oil paints on canvas or other cloth

caricature

noun

a drawing of someone that strongly emphasizes their main features, especially in order to make them seem funny

cartoon

noun

a drawing that an artist does as preparation for doing a painting or other work of art

collage

noun

a picture made by sticking pieces of different materials together on a surface

daub

noun

a picture painted without skill

diptych

noun

a painting done on two separate pieces of wood that are joined to each other

doodle

noun

a pattern or picture that you draw when you are bored or are thinking about other things

drawing

noun

a picture that someone has drawn

engraving

noun

a picture made by cutting a design into a metal plate, putting ink on it, and pressing it onto paper

etching

noun

a picture printed from a piece of metal that has been etched

fresco

noun

a picture that is painted onto wet plaster on a wall, for example in a church

gouache

noun

a painting made with paints mixed with water and a type of glue

hologram

noun

a kind of picture that is three-dimensional (=does not look flat), especially one created using lasers

inset

noun

a small picture or map inside a larger one

installation

noun

a piece of art that consists of several different objects or pictures arranged to produce a particular effect

landscape

noun

a painting of an area of land

life drawing

noun

a drawing of someone, especially a model in an art class

limited edition

noun

a book, picture etc that has been produced in very small numbers

line drawing

noun

a drawing made with only lines

linocut

noun

a picture printed from a pattern cut into a piece of linoleum fixed to a block of wood

lithograph

noun

a picture made using lithography

matchstick man

noun

a very simple drawing of a person, with lines to represent the arms, legs, and body

mezzotint

noun

a picture printed from a piece of metal that has some rough areas and some smooth areas

miniature

noun

a very small painting or photograph

mural

noun

a large painting done on a wall

nude

noun

a painting or other work of art showing someone who is not wearing clothes

oil

noun

a painting made with paint that contains oil

oil painting

noun

a picture painted with oil paint

old master

noun

a painting by one of the famous European painters of the 16th, 17th, or 18th centuries

original

noun

a painting or other piece of art that was done by the artist, not a copy of it

overhead

noun

a picture or piece of writing that you show to people using an overhead projector

overlay

noun

a set of extra features that are added to a picture, for example by using a computer

painting

noun

a picture made using paint

pastel

noun

a drawing made using pastels

portrait

noun

a painting, drawing, or photograph of someone, especially of their face only

primitive

noun

a work of art by a primitive artist

print

noun

an image created by pressing a special piece of wood, metal etc with a raised design on it onto paper or another surface

print

noun

a picture that is a copy of a painting

projection

noun

an image that is shown on a screen

rubbing

noun

a picture that you make by putting paper over a pattern on stone or metal and rubbing it with something such as a pencil

schmaltz

noun

music, art, or films that are emotional in a way that seems silly

scribbles

noun

marks and drawings with no meaning

sculpture

noun

a solid object that someone makes as a work of art by shaping a substance such as stone, metal, or wood

seascape

noun

a picture of the sea

self-portrait

noun

a picture of you that you draw or paint yourself

silhouette

noun

an image or drawing showing only the shape of something

sketch

noun

a drawing made quickly that does not have many details

study

noun

a first drawing, model, or plan of a work by an artist

tableau

noun

a painting of a group of people arranged in an interesting way

tracing

noun

a trace made on a screen or piece of paper

triptych

noun

a painting done on three separate pieces of wood that are joined to each other

view

noun

a picture or photograph of a place, especially an attractive place

watercolour

noun

a painting that is done with watercolour paints

woodblock

noun

a woodcut

woodcut

noun

a picture printed using a woodcut

skeuomorph

noun

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resurrection

the occasion on which Jesus Christ was brought back to life after his death, according to the Bible

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