theme, thematic

theme, thematic
   A theme is a unifying topic, and might be a subject or an idea. An artist, educator, writer, gallery or museum can select a theme as a means of choosing or ordering subject matter for a body of work -- which will be or has been produced, perhaps to be studied in an art education program, or to be displayed in an exhibition.

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  • thematic — adj. 1 of or relating to subjects or topics (thematic philately; the arrangement of the anthology is thematic). 2 Mus. of melodic subjects (thematic treatment). 3 Gram. a of or belonging to a theme (thematic vowel; thematic form). b (of a form of …   Useful english dictionary

  • thematic — adjective concerned with a particular theme: thematic consistency …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Thematic transformation — (also known as thematic metamorphosis) is a technique of music composition invented by Franz Liszt. The technique is essentially one of variation. A basic theme is reprised throughout a musical work, but it undergoes constant transformations and… …   Wikipedia

  • Theme — may refer to:The arts* Theme (music), the initial or principal melody in a musical piece * Theme (literature), the unifying subject or idea of a story * Theme (arts), the unifying subject or idea of a visual work * Theme music, signature music… …   Wikipedia

  • Thematic — The*mat ic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. th[ e]matique.] 1. (Gram.) Of or pertaining to the theme of a word. See {Theme}, n., 4. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Of or pertaining to a theme, or subject. [1913 Webster] {Thematic catalogue} (Mus.), a catalogue of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thematic catalogue — Thematic The*mat ic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. th[ e]matique.] 1. (Gram.) Of or pertaining to the theme of a word. See {Theme}, n., 4. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Of or pertaining to a theme, or subject. [1913 Webster] {Thematic catalogue} (Mus.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thematic aperception test — Thematic Apperception Test Pour les articles homonymes, voir TAT. Le Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) est un test projectif utilisé par les psychologues. Selon Nina Rausch de Traubenberg « Les méthodes projectives sont un lieu où la théorie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thematic — [thē mat′ik] adj. 1. of or constituting a theme or themes 2. Linguis. of or relating to the stem of a word or to a vowel ending a stem that precedes an inflectional ending 3. Philately Brit. of stamps collected according to a theme, or topic n.… …   English World dictionary

  • Theme Hospital — Windows cover art for Theme Hospital Developer(s) Bullfrog Productions …   Wikipedia

  • thematic — (adj.) 1690s, from Gk. thematikos, from thema (see THEME (Cf. theme)). Related: Thematically …   Etymology dictionary

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