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Art Vocabulary - The letter Uu

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

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Definition: Ukiyo-e means "Pictures of the Floating World". It is a genre of Japanese painting and printmaking that depicts the pleasures and pastimes of city life. Restaurants, theatrical performances and the world of geishas are typical ukiyo-e themes. Source: IMA

Pronunciation: you·kio·e • (noun)


Definition: This is the arrangement of one or more of the elements used to create a feeling of completeness. In other words, everything in the work seems to belong and contribute to the overall picture. It's a "happy" work of art.

Pronunciation: you·ni·ty • (noun)

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