Alphabetical: D

Decollage

Decollage is a term coming from the French word for ‘unstick’ and refers to an artistic process that involves tearing and scraping old posters from the walls and their later application on canvas. This technique is associated with artists who belonged to the Nouveau Realisme (New Realism). The artists who have worked in this technique …

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Die Brücke

What is Die Brücke? Die Brücke (The Bridge) was a group of German painters and printmakers founded in 1905 in Dresden and lasted until 1913. They were avant-garde artists who created the first German expressionist group. Brücke members realized paintings and prints characterized by bold lines, bright and non-naturalistic colors, and simplified style. Their subjects …

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Diptych

What is a Diptych? A diptych is a term naming an artwork composed of two parts. The word comes from the Greek “dipthukos”, and the Late Latin “diptycha” meaning folded double. The two plates or panels, attached or hinged together, are either mobile or stationary. The panels are usually painted or carved with related illustrations. …

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Divisionism

Divisionism is a scientific approach to painting that was based on modern achievements in the field of optics in the 19th century. These achievements are related to the unique qualities of the primary colors and their mutual relation in the image without prior mixing of pigments. This theory served as the basis for numerous painting …

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