Exhibition glossary

If you want to put on an exhibition, you'll need to know the right lingo. As well as getting your head around the most common art terms you'll need to know, here we've noted the most useful exhibition terms that you'll need when working with a gallery. 

Acid burn
Small yellowish areas and fragile patches caused by acid emitted from components of the artwork.

Affordable art
A growing number of shows and fairs have grown to support what is called ‘affordable art’ – work by budding artists that's generally taken to have a ceiling of £3,000.

Arnheim, Rudolf
Influential psychologist and art theorist who believed the key to expression in visual art lies in the rendering of dynamic forces in fixed compositions.

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