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Pop Art
movement in the arts which incorporated objects or images from mass culture into art (20th century)
Minimalism
movement in the arts marked by extreme simplicity of form (20th century)
Baroque
cultural epoch in the arts marked by elaborate and extensive ornamentation (17th to mid-18th centuries)
Neoplatonism
a school of religious philosophy founded in the 3rd century A.D. and based on the teachings of Plato
Fresco
artwork painted on the walls or ceilings of churches and public buildings; the artist applies paint to wet plaster
American dream
the belief that anyone with enough drive and ambition can become wealthy and successful in the United States
Synthesizer
electronic instrument that produces a variety of sounds by generating and combining signals of different frequencies; it can either imitate other instruments or generate unusual new sounds
Determinism
philosophy which maintains that absolute free will does not exist because everything has a prior cause
Impressionism
movement in European painting marked by its emphasis on light and its changing qualities; it reflected the artist's subjective experience of the world as color and light (Mid to late-19th century)
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