Artistic alphabet n°38 – Mini starters n°3

Why mini startups? Because some art definitions only need two or three lines…

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This primer will tell you:

In general, art, painting, graphics, sculpture, carving, literature, poetry, music, cinema, history, gastronomy, traditions, performing arts, theater, opera, philosophy, etc.

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Image taken from the Imagisme entry.

As the author

This mini-introduction aims to explain why the word author means more than author. Today, we see more word of mouth competing with author, and that’s a good thing. Words in “teur” generally take one of two feminine forms: “teuse” (buyer, hunter, etc.) or “trice” (actress, director, letter carrier, etc.). There is no “rip” on the horizon (what do we say a caregiver None the reader.) But why does the author say? A neologism from a few decades ago, the author’s historical baggage that existed from the 17th to the 19th century until it was gradually forgotten by misogyny… is re-enacted. Don’t say author, say author!


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Image taken from the Tempera entry.

C for Costumbrismo

Costumbrismo is a pictorial and literary movement that aims to depict customs (costume in Spanish) of society, in reality. Coming from Spain in the 19th century, it reflects many of the regional characteristics of the changing country.


Image taken from the Risorgimento entry.

G for fresh butter gloves

Fresh butter gloves take us back to a time when badges followed a strict protocol. Until the middle of the 20th century, it was unthinkable to propose in good society without the groom-to-be or parents asking for the bride’s hand in a freshly buttered glove, or a slippery hand in a pair. of black leather gloves.


Image taken from the Chiaroscuro entry.

O. for ontology

Ontology belongs to the field of philosophy. It is to study existence, what it means, meaning, life, origin, future. In this sense, ontology is close to metaphysics. Conception is also related to the inner reality of beings, not to the outward appearance of beings or what the world makes of them or allows them to perceive.


Image taken from the Vanity entry.

Like Penny Dreadful

See also


In 19th century England, underprivileged teenagers regularly amused themselves by reading new books. penny dreadful is available. These cheap little books feature scary stories on several issues, sometimes inspired by real events, and sell for a penny. horror for a penny”).


Image taken from the Zarzuela entry.

S. for Saynete

Don’t make the mistake of writing a skit to evoke a skit. Although the sketch is short and comical, it is nevertheless a play in its own right, consisting of various scenes, born in Spain and very popular since the 1800s. , and short – a short sketch.

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