When writing descriptions for pieces, your bio or artist statement, it’s a reality that words can often escape us.
Words are important. As an artist, you need to become practised at saying what you mean and meaning what you say. Collectors can and will decide to buy something or not based on the written narrative you attach to your work.
Not all visual artists are blessed with the gifts of a wordsmith either. We understand that.
Also for those first entering the world of art, the language can be high faluting, pretentious, daunting and off putting.
We have therefore taken the time to create a list of our favourite artistic words for a dictionary project which over time will be completed with definitions using various online sources and where a phrase is used, it will be defined either by another source or by our editor.
We hope this turns into a useful resource for all who need it.
As always, if you can see the need for an improvement, maybe by including another word or two, email us at: [email protected], or leave a message with the Chatbot located at the bottom right of our page.