Glossary

A growing collection of the technical jargon used.

Impressionism: an art movement developed in France in the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting out of doors and spontaneously ‘on the spot’ rather than in a studio from sketches.

Minimalism: an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA  in the 1960s and typified by artworks composed of simple geometric shapes based on the square and the rectangle.

Tempera: the technique of painting with pigments bound in a water-soluble emulsion, such as water and egg yolk, or an oil-in-water emulsion such as oil and a whole egg.

Virtual Reality: A technology that enables a person to interact with a computer-simulated environment, be it based on a real or an imagined place.