rhopography

rhopography
   A genre comprising representations of trivial bric-a-brac, which may include such things as the remains of a meal, garbage on the floor, etc. Variations on this genre might include Dadaist readymades and works in the Arte Povera style.

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  • bric-a-brac —    Small, usually ornamental objects valued for their antiquity, rarity, originality, or sentimental associations. Originally a French word. (BRICK ? brack) Also see bibelot, bricolage, confection, costume, decoration, fashion, gewgaw, jewelry,… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • detritus —    Loose fragments that nature or carving has worn away from rock. Often, by extension, the material or debris resulting from the making of any work of art; the disintegrated or eroded material left behind by past civilizations. An example is the …   Glossary of Art Terms

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