Below is a list of previously unknown words and concepts I've come across so far in my visual art studies and their definition. As new words arise, I'll add them to this growing glossary.

affiches lacerés
(a-fish’ lah-ser-ay’) Found paper collage. 

(ah-sem-blah j’) Combination of three-dimensional objects glued to a surface.

(bree-col-ah j’) Combining odds and ends in collage.
(brew-lah j’) Burning of dampened collage materials. 

(ko-lah j’) Pasting or gluing papers or objects onto a surface.

(day’-kal-ko-‘-mahn-ee) Placing wet paint between two surfaces and pulling apart. 

(day-shur-ah j’) Distressed paper collage. 

(day-ko-lah j’) Removing, ungluing or otherwise subtracting material from the layers of a collage.

(day-koop-ah j’) Cut paper collage.

(fahm-ah j’) Collage art and traditional craft done by women, frequently fabric-oriented.

(fwahs-ajh’) Crumpling or creasing of collage materials.

(frot-ah j’) Rubbing a design onto collage materials from a textured surface.

fumage (foom-ah j’)
Exposing dampened collage materials or surface to candle smoke.

"the use of electronically or mechanically generated movement that a user experiences through the sense of touch as part of an interface (as on a gaming console or smartphone) / medical : a science concerned with the sense of touch" (source)

"intentionality is the power of minds and mental states to be about, to represent, or to stand for, things, properties and states of affairs." (source)

Building and removing layers of materials; a philosophy of connecting spiritual energies with art.

"A maquette is model for a larger piece of sculpture, created in order to visualise how it might look and to work out approaches and materials for how it might be made." (source)

narrative point of view in visual art (source
  • first person perspective:
    "The first person point of view in story telling, is when the author is describing their own experiences. Unlike the third-person pov, the existence of a creator is not taken for granted but is instead made the center of the work. In visual art, this would be represented by self portraits where the artist is portrayed in the act of painting." Consider first person perspective an ever-present and silent witness.
  • second person perspective:
    "Art that interacts directly with the viewer and makes the viewer the center of the piece and the center of the story. A common type of second-person pov in visual art is portraits. Especially when the person in the portrait is looking straight at you. A scene could be either composed in a distance, as if you are watching a play, or it can be viewed from a point of view inside the scene."
  • third person perspective:
    "Everything is planned and crafted around you, the viewer, to show you something interesting, beautiful or important, but without acknowledging that you are there to see it (nor is the existence of the author/ artist that created it acknowledged). This is a third person story telling, and, just like it is the most common in literature, so it is also most common in visual art."

papers collés
(pah-pee-ay’ ko-lay’) Pasted papers.

"Phenomenology is the study of structures of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of view." (source) Four questions from Max van Manen: 1) What is this phenomenon like? And how do we need to describe it so that its phenomenological meaning becomes understandable and resonates with our lived experience? 2) How does this phenomenon give or show itself in consciousness? 3) What existential structures of meaning lie at the core of this phenomenon? For example in Angelica Mesiti's video work of a concert crowd she explores the existence of "Rapture" in our everyday lives. 4) What makes this phenomenon or lived experience unique and singularly different from other phenomena? In essence, what human experiences are contained in the work you produce and the reflections you had?

(fo-to-mahn-tah j’) Collage of glued photographs or cut-out photos.

qualia (singular quale)
"Qualia are the subjective or qualitative properties of experiences. What it feels like, experientially, to see a red rose is different from what it feels like to see a yellow rose. Likewise for hearing a musical note played by a piano and hearing the same musical note played by a tuba. The qualia of these experiences are what give each of them its characteristic "feel" and also what distinguish them from one another." (source)