Art vocabulary definitions game

Choose one of the words below (either from the worksheet or from a pack of cards) and explain what it is without using any of the words in that box until your partner guesses.

Oil

Watercolour

Statue/ Sculpture

 

Bronze

Stone

 

Wood

Canvas

Frame

Gallery

Exhibition

 

Auction house

 

Paint brush

Easel

 

Charcoal

Sketchpad

Collage

Pottery/ Ceramics

 

Print/ Etching

Instillation

Photography

Biennale

Triennale

Sketch

 

Forgery/ Fake

Masterpiece

 

Miniature

Renaissance

Landscape

Figurative

 

Video art

Performance art/ A happening

Permanent collection

Blockbuster show

 

Retrospective

Solo show

Atelier/ Studio

Temporary exhibition

 

Rodin’s The Kiss

Rodin’s The Thinker

Picasso’s Guernica

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Andy Warhol’s soup cans

Antique

Priceless

 

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

Monet’s Water Lilies

Salvador Dali

Matisse

Mark Rothko

Still life

Perspective

 

A nude

Pastel

 

Charcoal

Readymade/ Found art

Group portrait

 

Modern art

Contemporary art

Medieval art

Abstract/ Non-figurative

Semi-abstract

Portrait

Group portrait

The Louvre

 

The Uffizi

Collector

Curator

Auctioneer

 

Sculptor

Painter

Mixed-media

Chisel

Palette

Subject

Composition

 Useful language

A person who…

A thing/ Stuff that/ which…

A place where…

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