200+ AI Image Styles – Midjourney & DALL-E Cheat Sheet

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Dive into an enriching exploration of diverse art styles, from the timeless classics to avant-garde contemporary. Detailed with captivating descriptions and unique attributes, this guide is your ultimate companion for conjuring visual magic with AI image generators like Midjourney and DALL-E.

Fine Arts and Visual Arts:

Abstract ExpressionismArt movement of the mid-20th century emphasizing spontaneous creation. Bold colors, dynamic brush strokes, often devoid of clear subject.
Abstract PaintingArt that doesn’t depict recognizable scenes or objects, instead using shapes, colors, and forms for expression.
AcrylicFast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Bright and durable artworks.
AnimationSequential art bringing characters and scenes to life through motion.
Art DecoDesign style of the 1920s and 1930s, featuring bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.
Art NouveauLate 19th to early 20th-century style; characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs.
Avant-gardeExperimental or innovative art; often pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm.
Baroque17th and 18th-century art style. Dramatic, rich details and contrasts; exaggerated motion.
Bauhaus20th-century modernist design school; emphasizes function over form with a blend of crafts and arts.
Beaux-ArtsArchitectural style; grand and decorated using classical architectural elements.
Black and WhiteArtworks produced without color, utilizing shades of grey to represent the subject.
BrutalismArchitectural style known for raw concrete construction, blocky appearance with a focus on materials, textures, and forms.
ByzantineArt from the Eastern Roman Empire, characterized by intricate mosaics, gold backgrounds, and haloed figures.
CalligraphyThe art of beautiful handwriting, often with intricate flourishes and details.
CaricatureArt that exaggerates certain characteristics of a subject, often for humorous or satirical effect.
CartoonSimplified, often humorous drawings, capturing essence without detailed realism.
CelticArt from ancient Celts; intricate knotwork, spirals, and mythological motifs.
ChiaroscuroUse of strong contrasts between light and dark to give the illusion of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects.
ChicStylish and fashionable artworks, often with a modern aesthetic.
CollageArt made by sticking various materials such as paper and fabric onto a backing.
Color FieldArt characterized by large areas of a single color or flat surfaces of colors, emphasizing the field of the canvas over any form.
ComicSequential art that tells a story using panels of images and words, with a distinct style often emphasizing action and emotion.
ConceptualArt where the idea or concept is more important than the aesthetics or form.
ConstructivismEarly 20th-century Russian movement; abstract and geometric with a social purpose.
ContemporaryArt produced at the present period in time, reflecting current thoughts, styles, and techniques.
Contemporary RealismModern art capturing subjects in a realistic style but with a contemporary twist.
CrayonDrawing or coloring using sticks of colored wax, often giving a textured appearance.
CubismEarly 20th-century art style; objects are broken and reassembled in abstracted forms, multiple viewpoints.
CyberpunkFuturistic art often featuring high-tech settings combined with dystopian themes, neon lights, and cybernetics.
DadaAvant-garde movement of the early 20th century; nonsensical and anti-art, challenging conventions.
DecoShort for Art Deco. Think flappers, chrome, and geometric patterns.
De Stijl (Neo-Plasticism)Reducing to essentials. Primary colors, black and white, with straight horizontal and vertical lines.
Digital ArtCreated using digital technologies, often vibrant with pixel-perfect precision.
DisneyWhimsical, animated characters in colorful worlds, often with exaggerated, endearing features.
DoodleSimple, spontaneous, or unconscious drawings, often detailed and intricate.
Drip PaintingFluid, allowing paint to drip onto the canvas, creating free-form layers and splatters.
Dutch Golden AgeReflecting 17th-century Netherlands, with rich, realistic details. Think Vermeer’s detailed domestic interiors and Rembrandt’s portraits.
EncausticAncient method using pigmented wax, resulting in rich, lustrous surfaces.
EtchingPrintmaking where lines are etched onto a metal plate, producing finely detailed images.
ExpressionismDistorting reality for emotional effect. Bold colors, exaggerated forms (e.g., Munch’s “The Scream”).
FantasyMystical, otherworldly. Dragons, elves, and magical landscapes.
Folk ArtTraditional, representing cultural heritage, often handmade and decorative.
FauvismEarly 20th-century movement using wild brushwork and vibrant colors.
FuturismCelebrating technology, speed, and industrialization. Dynamic, fragmented forms moving through space.
GeometricRelying on geometric shapes and patterns. Clean lines, circles, rectangles, and squares.
GothicMedieval European style, with tall, pointed architecture, stained glass, and intricate details.
Graffiti ArtUrban, often on public walls. Ranges from simple tags to complex murals, sometimes political or rebellious.
Graphic NovelExtended comics, often exhibit a vivid and dynamic style, blending bold lines and expressive visuals to tell stories with a rich and varied visual language.
Greek ClassicAncient Greece’s idealized forms, balanced proportions, and lifelike sculptures.
GrungeRaw, edgy, and messy, often with a distressed or faded look.
Hard-edgePrecise and geometric abstraction using stark color transitions and sharp edges.
HyperrealismGoing beyond realism. Such detailed renderings that they resemble high-resolution photographs, capturing even the minutest details.
IllustrativeDecorative and detailed, like classic book illustrations, where the image often narrates a story.
ImpastoThick layers of paint creating visible brush or knife strokes, adding texture and dimension.
ImpressionismSoft edges, visible brush strokes, and emphasis on light’s transient qualities. Think Monet’s water lilies.
IndustrialInspired by factories and urban structures; metallic, raw, and often grayscale.
Installation ArtThree-dimensional constructions, often designed for specific locations, transforming the perception of space.
IntaglioPrintmaking where the image area is below the flat surface of the printing plate, often giving rich textures.
Japanese Ukiyo-eWoodblock prints showcasing Japanese landscapes, kabuki actors, or beautiful courtesans; flat, colorful, and detailed.
Kinetic ArtArt that moves, utilizing air currents, motors, or manual force, emphasizing motion as an aspect of art.
KawaiiJapanese for “cute.” Think pastel colors, adorable characters, and a sense of childlike innocence.
KitschArt considered to be in poor taste, often garish or overly sentimental, yet popularly loved.
LithographyPrintmaking using a stone or metal plate, resulting in smooth and often colorful prints.
MacabreDark, eerie, focused on themes related to death or the grotesque.
MangaJapanese comic or graphic novel style, often detailed and emotively drawn, with distinctively large eyes for characters.
Mannerism Late Renaissance art that exaggerated proportions and poses for emotional intensity.
Metaphysical PaintingA haunting, eerie atmosphere, with classical architecture and enigmatic figures in dream-like landscapes.
MinimalismLess is more. Simplified compositions, often using only one or a few colors and basic shapes.
Miniature PaintingTiny, detailed paintings, often richly colored and historically used to illustrate books or depict portraits.
Mixed MediaCombining various art materials and techniques in a single artwork, often producing layered and textured results.
Mobile ArtArt that hangs and moves with air currents, delicately balanced and often colorful.
ModernismRejecting the past, embracing new ways of seeing and interpreting the world, often abstracted and simplified.
ModernistSimilar to Modernism; often focusing on form, color, and abstraction.
MosaicMade from small colored pieces (like glass, stone, or tile) arranged to form patterns or pictures.
Neo-expressionismUsing tiny dots or small strokes of pure colors that visually mix when viewed (e.g., Seurat’s pointillism).
NeoclassicalDrawing inspiration from classical art and culture; structured, clear, and polished.
Nouveau RéalismeIncorporating everyday objects, often directly, into artworks as a reaction against abstract expressionism.
Oil paintingSlow-drying paint that blends smoothly, offering rich colors and depth.
Op Art (Optical Art)A style emphasizing optical illusions and unexpected visual effects using precise patterns and contrasting colors.
OrientalismDepicts the East by the West, often highlighting its perceived exoticism and mysticism, with intricate details.
OrphismAn offshoot of Cubism, emphasizing pure abstraction and bright colors, often appearing kaleidoscopic.
Outsider ArtArt created outside the established art scene, often by self-taught artists, displaying raw, untrained techniques.
Paleolithic ArtAncient art from the Stone Age, often cave paintings depicting animals, humans, and symbolic patterns.
PastelUses soft, powdery pigment sticks, creating delicate, velvety textures in muted or vibrant colors.
Pen and InkDrawing with pens, emphasizing contrast, detail, and linework, often in monochromatic schemes.
Persian MiniatureDelicate, detailed small-scale paintings from Persia, showcasing vibrant colors and intricate designs.
PhotomontageArtistic method of combining pieces of photographs, resulting in a surreal or abstract composition.
PhotorealismPaintings that resemble high-resolution photographs, highlighting minute details and lifelike precision.
PinstripingFine lines painted decoratively, often on vehicles, using specialized brushes, showcasing flowing designs.
PixarRecognizable from Pixar movies, featuring 3D animated characters with exaggerated features in vibrant worlds.
Pixel ArtDigital art resembling early computer graphics, made of visible pixel squares, reminiscent of vintage video games.
PointillismPainting technique using tiny dots of color that blend from a distance, pioneered by artists like Seurat.
PointillistSimilar to Pointillism, emphasizes the use of individual points or dabs of color to compose an image.
Pop artOriginated in the 1950s, featuring iconic images from popular culture, often in bold, vibrant colors.
PortraitDepiction of an individual or group, focusing on facial expressions, capturing likeness, personality, or mood.
Post-ImpressionismExtension of Impressionism, using vivid colors, thick paint application, and real-life subject matter.
Pre-Raphaelite19th-century art movement favoring detail, vibrant color, and complex compositions, often with romantic themes.
Primitive ArtProduced by non-professional artists or cultures without formal art training, often raw and simplistic.
PsychedelicArt inspired by the psychedelic experience, characterized by bright colors, swirling patterns, and surreal imagery.

Fashion and Design Styles:

BohemianFreespirited and eclectic, with a mix of ethnic, vintage, and handmade items, often with earthy colors and textures.
ChicStylish and fashionable, reflecting current trends with a polished appearance, often minimalist and tailored.
GrungeStemming from the 90s rock scene, featuring distressed, layered clothing, flannel shirts, and combat boots.
IndustrialRaw, unfinished look with exposed brick and metal, inspired by old factories and industrial spaces.
KawaiiJapanese for “cute,” featuring pastel colors, childlike innocence, and pop culture motifs.
KitschArt, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality.
Mid-Century Modern1950s style emphasizing function, with organic shapes, clean lines, and simple fabrications.
MinimalisticSimplistic design focusing on essential elements, using monochromatic palettes and functional form.
RetroInspired by past fashion and design trends, particularly from the mid-20th century, often nostalgic.
RusticNatural, rugged beauty, often using raw wood, stone, and metal, reminiscent of rural or country settings.
ScandinavianBlend of textures, contrasts, and soft hues with a mix of functionality, often with wooden elements and minimalism.
SteampunkFusion of Victorian-era aesthetics with industrial machinery, often with a fantastical or futuristic vibe.
VictorianReflects the tastes of the Victorian era, with ornate detailing, lavish textiles, and dark wood tones.

Film and Photography:

CinematicResembles film scenes, often with dramatic lighting, compositions, and storytelling elements.
DocumentaryCandid and factual photography or filming, capturing real-life events and stories.
Film NoirDark, moody genre of films and photography, with high contrast, shadowy lighting, and often crime-related themes.
LomographyAnalog photography using Lomo cameras, characterized by oversaturation, vignettes, and unpredictable effects.
Macro PhotographyClose-up photography capturing small subjects in great detail, often revealing textures and patterns not visible to the naked eye.
SepiaMonochromatic, brown-toned images, reminiscent of photographs from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Cultural Art Styles:

AboriginalIndigenous Australian art, often using dot patterns and earthy colors, depicting stories, traditions, and the Dreamtime.
AfricanDiverse art from the African continent, often using bold patterns, colors, and tribal motifs, with a focus on masks, sculptures, and textiles.
AztecAncient Mesoamerican art, showcasing intricate patterns, glyphs, and depictions of gods, warriors, and daily life in sculptures, murals, and textiles.
BalineseOriginating from Bali, Indonesia, characterized by intricate carvings, colorful paintings, and religious themes.
ByzantineMedieval art from the Byzantine Empire, with rich colors, flat figures, and religious motifs, especially in mosaics and icons.
Chinese TraditionalAncient art from China, including delicate ink paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and silk artworks, often with nature and philosophical themes.
Egyptian HieroglyphicAncient script art from Egypt, using symbolic characters carved or painted on monuments, telling stories of pharaohs, gods, and life after death.
Inuit ArtIndigenous art from Arctic regions, including carvings, printmaking, and textiles, often depicting animals, myths, and daily life.
Islamic CalligraphyDecorative writing style from Islamic regions, often with flowing Arabic script, used in religious manuscripts and architectural adornments.
MaoriIndigenous New Zealand art, with bold patterns and symbols, often seen in tattoos, carvings, and woven textiles.
Native AmericanDiverse art from Indigenous peoples of the Americas, including pottery, beadwork, weavings, and totem poles, with spiritual and nature themes.
OceanicArt from Pacific Island cultures, including wood carvings, tapa cloths, and tattoos, often with tribal and sea-related motifs.
PolynesianArt from the Polynesian islands, with intricate tattoos, carvings, and textiles, showcasing tribal patterns and stories.
Tibetan ThangkaTraditional Tibetan Buddhist scroll paintings, often depicting deities and mandalas, used as meditative aids.


ASCII ArtArtwork created using characters from the ASCII standard, forming images in digital platforms without graphic capabilities.
Body ArtArtistic practices on the human body, including tattoos, body painting, and piercings.
Ceramic ArtArt made of ceramic materials, including pottery and sculptures, often with intricate patterns and glazes.
Digital 3DArt created digitally in three dimensions, using software to model, texture, and light objects or environments.
EmbroideryDecorative needlework on fabric, creating designs with thread or yarn, often depicting flowers, landscapes, or symbols.
Fractal ArtDigital art created using mathematical fractal objects, producing intricate, repeated patterns and shapes.
Glitch ArtDigital or analog errors deliberately used as aesthetic choices, resulting in unexpected patterns and distortions.
Holographic ArtArt utilizing light diffraction to create three-dimensional images, often changing appearance based on viewing angle.
InfographicsVisual representations of information, using charts, icons, and graphics to convey complex data clearly.
Isometric3D objects drawn in two dimensions, using 30° angles, often seen in video game art and architectural drawings.
LEGO ArtArtistic creations using LEGO bricks, ranging from realistic sculptures to abstract mosaics, capitalizing on the vibrant colors and modular design of LEGO.
MandalaGeometric designs that represent the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism, often intricate and symmetrical.
Meme StyleArt mimicking the style of internet memes, typically utilizing bold text, familiar templates, and humor or irony.
Metal ArtArtworks made of metal, from intricate jewelry to large-scale sculptures, often showcasing the unique textures and reflective properties of metals.
Mosaic TileArt made by assembling small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials, creating intricate patterns or images.
OrigamiThe Japanese art of paper folding, transforming flat sheets into sculptures without cuts, ranging from simple birds to complex dragons.
Paper CuttingArtistic designs cut from paper, often intricate and delicate, sometimes layered for depth.
ParchmentArt on thin animal skin, often seen in ancient and medieval manuscripts with ornate illustrations and calligraphy.
Pencil SketchDrawings made with pencils, capturing a range of tones and textures, often used for preliminary studies or complete artworks.
PlasterArt using plaster as a medium, which can be molded or carved, often used for reliefs, frescoes, and architectural ornaments.
Pop CultureArt reflecting themes and characters from popular culture, including movies, TV shows, music, and celebrities.
QuillingArt created using strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together, often resulting in 3D designs and patterns.
Sand PaintingArt made by pouring colored sands on a surface to create an image, often used in religious ceremonies or as a meditative practice.
Stained GlassArt using pieces of colored glass assembled into patterns or pictures, often seen in church windows, creating colorful light patterns.
String ArtArt created with string, thread, or wire tensioned between points to form geometric patterns or representational designs.
Tattoo ArtPermanent designs inked onto skin, ranging from simple symbols to intricate, multi-colored scenes, reflecting personal or cultural significance.
TerracottaType of earthenware clay used for sculpture and pottery, often left unglazed and showcasing its natural reddish-brown color.
Textile ArtArt made with natural or synthetic fibers, including weaving, dyeing, and sewing, often resulting in decorative or functional items.
TypographyArt of arranging type to make written language legible and appealing, involving font design, layout, and printing techniques.
VR ArtArt created for or within virtual reality platforms, offering an immersive experience and often interactive elements.
WireframeVisual representation used in 3D graphics and web design, showing an object or scene’s structure without detailed surfaces.
CharcoalArt made with charcoal sticks, known for its deep black tones, often used for sketches or finished drawings with a wide range of values.
ClassicalArt that emphasizes order, clarity, and proportion, often inspired by the art of ancient Greece and Rome, capturing beauty and idealized forms.
ContemporaryModern art created in the late 20th and 21st centuries, reflecting current ideas, culture, and technology, often challenging traditional boundaries and encompassing a wide range of media and techniques.
MuralLarge artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling, or other permanent surface, often telling a story or representing communal values.
MonochromeArt created using only one color or shades of a single color, emphasizing form, texture, and composition without the distraction of varied hues.
NaturalismArt that seeks to represent objects and figures truthfully, capturing the visible world accurately without idealization.
SketchQuick, freehand drawing that captures the basic essence of a subject, often done as a preparatory study or a standalone piece.
RococoArt style from the late Baroque period, characterized by ornate details, pastel colors, and playful, whimsical themes.
RomanticismArt that emphasizes emotion, individualism, and nature, often with dramatic and moody scenes, reflecting the individual’s reaction to the industrialized world.
Russian ConstructivismArt movement originating after the Russian Revolution, emphasizing abstraction and the use of geometric shapes to serve social purposes.
SatiricalArt that uses humor, irony, or ridicule to criticize or mock people’s vices or follies, often with exaggerated features or scenarios.
Scenic PaintingArt specifically designed for the stage, creating an illusion of place or atmosphere for theatrical productions.
Screen PrintingPrinting technique using a mesh to transfer ink onto a substrate, allowing for bold and vibrant designs on various materials.
SilhouetteArt representing the outline of an object or figure, usually in black, capturing its shape in a two-dimensional form.
Social RealismArt movement emphasizing the depiction of working-class life, often with a focus on social issues and injustices.
Soft SculptureArt form using softer materials like fabric or padding, challenging traditional notions of sculpture and often introducing playfulness and flexibility.
Space ArtArt genre depicting outer space, often with scientifically accurate renderings of planets, stars, and galaxies, or more imaginative extraterrestrial scenes.
StencilArt created by applying pigment through a perforated screen, producing sharp-edged designs and often used for repetitive patterns or street art.
Street ArtVisual art created in public locations, including graffiti, stencils, murals, and installations, often commenting on society or beautifying urban environments.
Studio GhibliArt inspired by the distinct style of the famous Japanese animation studio, known for its detailed backgrounds, emotive characters, and fantasy themes.
SuprematismAbstract art movement focusing on basic geometric forms, especially circles and squares, using a limited color palette, emphasizing art’s non-objective nature.
SurrealismArt movement emphasizing dreamlike, irrational, and subconscious imagery, often juxtaposing unexpected elements to create surprise or provoke thought.
SymbolismLate 19th-century movement emphasizing symbols and motifs to represent deeper meanings or emotions, often with mythological, fantastical, or dreamy scenes.
SynthetismPost-Impressionist movement emphasizing two-dimensional flat patterns and bold use of color, rather than capturing the external world’s representation.
TachismeAbstract painting style from the mid-20th century, characterized by spontaneous brushwork, drips, and scribble-like marks, often compared to the American Abstract Expressionism.
TapestryWoven artwork, often large-scale, depicting detailed scenes or designs. Historically significant for storytelling, decoration, and insulation in large buildings.
Trompe-l’œilArt technique that uses realistic imagery to create the illusion of three dimensions or objects that don’t actually exist, often making viewers believe they’re seeing the real thing.
VaporwaveArt style originating from a music subgenre, characterized by its nostalgic fascination with 80s and 90s internet imagery, Greek statues, and retro tech, often in pastel and neon colors.
Vexel ArtDigital art technique that mimics vector graphics, created using raster software. It’s characterized by its sharp-edged lines and smooth color gradients.
VignetteArt or design that fades into its background without a definite border, often used in book design and photography to draw attention to the center of an image.
VintageArt style or design inspired by trends from the past, often evoking a sense of nostalgia. It can encompass various time periods, from the Victorian era to mid-20th century.
Visionary ArtArt that portrays the inner landscapes of the artist’s imagination, often drawing from spiritual or psychedelic experiences, dreams, and visions.
VorticismEarly 20th-century art movement, primarily in Britain, that emphasized angular, abstract designs, seeking to represent the dynamism of the modern world.
WatercolorPainting method using pigments suspended in a water-based solution, known for its transparency and luminosity. It creates soft edges and fluid transitions, popular for landscapes and portraits.
WoodcutPrintmaking technique where an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood, with the printing parts remaining level with the surface while non-printing parts are removed, creating bold and stark contrasts.
ZentangleArt style of drawing using structured patterns. It’s a meditative process where artists create intricate designs by combining various simple patterns, often in black and white, emphasizing relaxation and creativity.

Bonus Genuine Art Styles:

TenebrismAn intense form of chiaroscuro where dramatic illumination is used to spotlight specific parts of a composition, while other sections are in deep shadow. Think of Caravaggio’s intensely illuminated figures against dark backgrounds.
NihongaA traditional Japanese painting style using natural pigments and materials. The style maintains traditional Japanese artistic conventions while also incorporating Western techniques.
Trompe-l’œilFrench for “deceive the eye”, it is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that objects exist in three dimensions.
SuperflatPioneered by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, it’s characterized by flat planes of color and graphic images, influenced by manga and anime.
PrecisionismAn American style from the 1920s and 1930s, emphasizing the geometric form of man-made structures and objects, often with smooth, sharply defined edges.
JaponismA style influenced by Japanese art, especially woodblock prints, that became popular in Europe in the 19th century. It influenced many Impressionist painters.
Gutai ArtOriginating from post-war Japan, this avant-garde movement emphasized the relationship between body and matter in a reaction against traditional art forms.
AutomatismA technique in which artists suppress conscious control over the making process, allowing the unconscious mind to take charge. It’s often associated with Surrealism.
Action PaintingA subset of Abstract Expressionism, it focuses on the act of painting itself. Jackson Pollock is a key figure in this style, with his famous “drip paintings”.
Outsider ArtArt produced by self-taught artists who are not part of the traditional art world. It can often have a raw, untrained aesthetic.
ToyismA contemporary art movement where artists work under pseudonyms and create vivid, cartoonish artworks often with deeper meanings or stories.
CloisonnismA style where bold and flat forms are separated by dark contours. It somewhat resembles stained glass and was practiced by artists like Gauguin.
Ukiyo-eTraditional Japanese woodblock printing. It often depicts landscapes, tales from history, scenes from entertainment theaters, and the floating world of leisure and pleasure.
VorticismA British art movement from the early 20th century that combined the strong geometries of Cubism with the vibrant energy of Futurism.
Yarn BombingA type of street art where objects or structures in public spaces are covered with decorative knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber.
AssemblageAn artistic process that involves creating a three-dimensional composition from various materials, including found objects.
Earth ArtAlso known as Land Art, it is a type of art that is made directly in the natural environment, using the land itself and natural elements.
ArabesqueA form of artistic decoration consisting of intricate and flowing patterns, often seen in Islamic art.
CapriccioAn architectural fantasy, placing together buildings, archaeological ruins, and other architectural elements in fictional and often fantastical combinations.
Cinetic ArtArt that involves movement perceived from the viewer or depends on motion for its effect.
Ephemeral ArtArt that is temporary, not lasting or durable, because it is often set in the natural environment and is designed to change or vanish due to natural processes.
InformalismA movement that focuses on spontaneity and the physical act of painting, as opposed to the representation of objects.
MingeiRefers to Japanese folk art, it emphasizes the importance of traditional and handmade crafts.
Naïve ArtCreated by people who lack formal training, it often has a childlike simplicity and frankness.
PhotorealismAn art movement where the artist tries to reproduce a photograph onto a canvas. The resulting paintings are extremely realistic and detailed.
Psychedelic ArtAssociated with the 1960s counterculture, this art style uses bright colors and intricate patterns to represent altered states of consciousness.
SynthetismA style where artists use simplified forms, pure color, and symbolic representations of objects.
Visionary ArtArt that purports to transcend the physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness including spiritual or mystical themes.
XylographyArt of engraving on wood, especially for printing.
ZhezhiA Chinese version of origami, involving paper folding without the use of cuts.
ZoomorphicStyle in which animals are the inspiration behind the design, often used in symbolic or decorative ways.

Additional Genuine Art Styles:

AntipodeanA 1950s Australian art movement characterized by bold color and brushwork, emphasizing the intensity of the Australian landscape and identity.
Arte PoveraTranslated as “Poor Art”, this Italian modern art movement uses ordinary and everyday materials, highlighting the relationship between life and art.
Ashcan SchoolEarly 20th-century U.S. art movement portraying daily life in New York, often with gritty realism and capturing the city’s vibrancy.
BiomorphicArt that uses rounded forms resembling living organisms. Inspired by naturally occurring patterns in nature, like cells or plants.
CostumbrismoPortrays local customs, manners, and everyday life, particularly in 19th-century Spain and Latin America.
Danube School16th-century circle of painters of the Danube region in Germany known for atmospheric landscapes with intricate detail.
DivisionismSimilar to Pointillism, it breaks light and color into dots or patches which interact optically for the greatest luminosity.
FauvismEarly 20th-century art movement using wild brushwork and strident colors. Henri Matisse is a notable figure.
Fluxus1960s art movement emphasizing the artistic process over the finished product, often involved performance, music, and art.
Group of Seven1920s group of Canadian landscape painters, known for impressionistic representations of the Canadian wilderness.
Hudson River SchoolMid-19th-century American art movement by landscape painters emphasizing natural beauty, often showcasing the Hudson River Valley.
IllusionismArtistic tradition creating a visual illusion of reality, often using perspective to create an illusion of three-dimensionality.
LuminismAmerican landscape painting style of the 1850s–70s, characterized by effects of light in the landscape and tranquility.
MannerismEmerged in the Italian High Renaissance’s later years, characterized by elongated proportions, twisted posture, and compressed space.
Neo-Dada1950s art movement similar to earlier Dada, emphasizing the importance of the artwork’s process and materials, often using assemblage and collage.
Neo-ExpressionismPostmodern movement of the late 1970s, characterized by intense color, raw imagery, and rough-edged, impulsive brushwork.
OrphismCubism offshoot focusing on pure color and abstraction to create rhythm and depth.
PictorialismStyle in photography where the photographer manipulates a photograph to create an image resembling a painting or drawing.
Pop Art1950s style drawing from popular culture and mass media, often as a critique or celebration of those elements. Andy Warhol is a key figure.
Post-painterly Abstraction1960s reaction against Abstract Expressionism, emphasizing clarity and simplicity, with large flat areas of color.
PrimitivismBorrows visual forms or motifs from non-Western or prehistoric peoples, emphasizing simplicity and an untrained aesthetic.
RegionalismAmerican realist modern art movement of the 1930s portraying scenes of rural life.
Social RealismEmphasizes the depiction of the working class and the struggles of the poor, often highlighting social issues and injustices.
SuprematismFocuses on basic geometric forms, such as circles, squares, rectangles, painted in limited colors, founded by Kazimir Malevich.
SymbolismLate 19th-century art movement rejecting pure representation, instead emphasizing the emotional and symbolic representation of subjects.
Systems ArtInfluenced by cybernetics and systems theory, focusing on complex systems and their properties.
TransavantgardeItalian art movement of the late 1970s and 1980s promoting a return to figurative art and symbolism.
Vienna Secession1897 art movement formed by Austrian artists breaking from the Association of Austrian Artists, inspired by Art Nouveau.
Zero MovementFounded in the 1950s by German artists, celebrates the pure possibilities of art and materials, often using monochromes, light, and kinetic energy.
Zhostovo PaintingTraditional Russian folk art consisting of hand-painted decorative metal trays, typically with floral motifs.

Additional Genuine Art Styles (Part II):

Analytical CubismEarly phase of Cubism (1908-1912) characterized by fragmented objects analyzed from multiple viewpoints, usually with muted color palette.
Arts and CraftsLate 19th-century design movement emphasizing handmade craftsmanship, simplicity, and functionality as a reaction against the industrialization of design.
AssemblageArtwork created by assembling disparate components, often everyday objects, into a sculpture or 3D composition.
BiedermeierEarly to mid-19th-century Germanic design and art style characterized by simplicity, elegance, and functionality, often depicting middle-class life and interiors.
Camouflage ArtArt incorporating or emulating the techniques used in military camouflage, sometimes to make a political statement or to challenge the viewer’s perception.
Color TheoryArt based on the manipulation and combination of colors, often using harmonious palettes or high contrast.
ConceptualismArt movement where the idea or concept is more important than the aesthetic or material concerns of the art object itself.
Earth Art or Land ArtArt movement where the natural landscape is shaped and molded into an artwork, often highlighting nature and sustainability.
Environmental ArtArt that addresses social and political issues regarding natural environments, often interactive and set in urban settings.
Ephemeral ArtArtworks that have a temporary immediacy or are transitory, existing only briefly, emphasizing the impermanence of art.
Fantastic ArtArt characterized by subjects that are peculiar, odd, or whimsical, often incorporating mythological or dreamlike imagery.
Hard-edge PaintingPainting style characterized by abrupt transitions between areas of solid, flat color. Often geometric and lacking any visible brushwork.
International GothicLate Gothic period (late 14th and 15th centuries) art style with elongated figures, intricate patterns, and strong use of color, prevalent across European countries.
Intervention ArtArtistic actions performed on existing artworks, architecture, or public spaces, usually to make a statement or offer a new perspective.
JuxtapositionArtworks where elements are placed close together or side by side for contrasting effect.
Kinetic ArtArt that contains moving parts or relies on motion, light, or motorized systems for its effect.
Magic RealismArt that introduces fantastical elements into realistic environments, giving the work a dreamlike or eerie quality.
MaximalismOpposite of minimalism; an aesthetic of excess, incorporating rich colors, patterns, textures, and varied materials.
NabisGroup of Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists in France in the 1890s. Influenced by Paul Gauguin’s synthetist method, they believed in the expressive qualities of color and pattern in painting.
Naïve ArtArt created by untrained artists, characterized by simplicity, lack of perspective, and often bright, bold colors.
Op ArtOptical Art; 1960s abstract style that uses optical illusions, often black and white, to create the illusion of movement.
Outsider ArtArt produced by self-taught or “naïve” artists who are not necessarily part of the mainstream art scene or institution.
Performance ArtArt that is an action, often staged and time-based, meant to be experienced live.
PhotorealismPainting style of the 1960s and 1970s that aims to reproduce photographs as realistically as possible in another medium.
Precisionism1920s American art style characterized by a dynamic portrayal of objects, often industrial, in a precise, sharply defined manner.
Rococo18th-century art style originating in France, characterized by ornate decoration, playful themes, and pastel colors.
Sound ArtArt in which sound, rather than visuals, is the main medium.
Street PhotographyPhotographic style capturing candid moments in public spaces, often emphasizing the human subject within the urban environment.
Video ArtArt that uses video technology as its medium, often displayed through monitors or projections in gallery spaces.
Visionary ArtArt that purports to transcend the physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness, often including spiritual or mystical themes.
Wild StyleIntricate form of graffiti, characterized by interlocking letters, a complex structure, and a 3D, dynamic appearance.
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