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The Tate Glossary online is designed to explain and illuminate some of the art terminology you will find in the collection pages. It contains definitions, most with illustrations, of nearly 300 terms including artist groups and art movements, techniques, media and other art jargon.
Terms are listed alphabetically - to browse the glossary choose a letter from A to Z above.
Most definitions are illustrated by example images. To search for more images try the subject search.
The Glossary as Companion
As well as browsing the Glossary as an A-Z dictionary,
with a compatible web browser you can also see popup definitions while you are
reading texts about works or artists in the Collection.
Links to glossary terms from a biography or text about a work will be highlighted like this: