7. Genre

I found it very interesting to learn that Genre, when applied to art movements, is not a general term. So for example, to say a painting belongs to the surrealism genre is actually incorrect – on two counts. Although generally genre means type, in art, it is applied to works that depict every day scenes without any idealization – very far removed from how surrealist works can be described. Many of the Old Masters and English School are Genre paintings.

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