Buying at auction is one of the ways to acquire artworks. Find out more about this business model by familiarizing yourself with the terminology specific to this part of the art market.
Our art terminology article this quarter continues with the theme of the current exhibition, “Blue and White”, with terms like Qingbai, klapmutsen and Delftware.
In conjunction with the AGGV’s latest exhibition, Blue & White, we have selected art terms related to the art of Chinese blue and white porcelain.
This edition of Art Terms will focus on the various techniques and terminology in printmaking. The AGGV has substantial holdings of prints from North America, Europe and Asia.
Textile art encompasses a wide range of practices, some which date back millennia. The AGGV is privileged to have in its collection numerous textiles and related implements from Europe, but especially from Asia, in particular China and Japan. We have put together a list of terms found in textile art, defining them for easy comprehension. […]
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria houses one of the greatest and most diverse Asian art collections in Canada, with works from China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, India, Vietnam and Thailand. In this quarter’s segment of “Art Terms For Beginners”, we will continue to focus on terminology specific to Asian art and culture.
Derived from the Sanskrit, the key concept of dharma has different meanings in Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism.
Art conservation and restoration terms are revealed in this installment of Art Terms. But first, you may question what the difference is between conservation and restoration.
Abstraction in art is a visual language that uses line, colour, form and composition that are non-representational or independent to a certain degree of any reference to the world.
In recent times, mural art has played a significant role in public engagement projects in cities around the world, with artists and the local community collaborating for a cause.
Pottery is both a science and an art. Part chemistry, part creative imagination and part experimentation. The title of the AGGV’s new exhibition “Throw, Slip, Spin: Studio Ceramics from the AGGV Collection” might befuddle those unfamiliar with the technicalities of pottery. In this issue, we hope to elucidate upon some of these baffling terms.
In preparation of a future exhibition on Buddhism and contemporary art practices at the AGGV, this issue’s Art Terms post will focus on terms and names associated with this ancient system of beliefs.
As a follow-up on our previous Art Terms For Beginners post where we demystified European art terms, this post will look at terminology specific to Asian art.