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A technique is a way of efficiently accomplishing a task in a manner that is not immediately obvious or straightforward. Hence --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technique [Jul 2004, Feb 2005]

Artistic techniques

* Airbrush * Aleatory * Alto-Relievo * Appropriation (art) * Aquatint * Automatism * Bas relief * Bricolage * Collage * Collography * Cut-up technique * Decollage * Encaustic painting * Engraving * Etching * Exquisite corpse * Gilding * Imprimatura * Intaglio * Lacerated posters * Mezzotint * Polystylism * Relief * Rotogravure * Spray painting * Surautomatism * Surrealist automatism * Underpainting * Verdaccio * Wearable Art * Woodcut --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Artistic_techniques [Mar 2005]

Art techniques and materials

Found objects - Acrylic paint - Charcoal - Clay - Collage - Drawing - Fresco - Glass - Gouache - Gum arabic - Lithography - Oil painting - Paint - Painting - Pencil - Pigment - Pottery - Serigraphy - Tempera - Watercolor painting --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_techniques_and_materials [Feb 2005]

Visual art techniques

* Aerography * Automatic drawing * Chiaroscuro * Decalcomania * Decoupage * Digital Collage * Foreshortening * Fumage * Impasto * Photomontage * Sfumato * Soufflage * Verre églomisé --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Visual_art_techniques [Mar 2005]

Surrealist techniques

Surrealism in art, poetry, and literature utilizes numerous unique techniques and games to provide inspiration. Many of these are said to free the subconscious mind by producing a creative process free of conscious control. The importance of the subconscious as a source of inspiration is central to the nature of surrealism.

The surrealist movement has been a fractious one since its inception. The value and role of the various techniques described here has been one of many subjects of disagreement. Some surrealists consider automatism and surrealist games to be sources of inspiration only. Others consider them as starting points for finished works. Some consider the items created through automatism to be finished works themselves, needing no further refinement. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealist_techniques [Jul 2004]

List: 1 Altered Lithographs 2 Automatic Poetry 3 Coulage 4 Cubomania 5 Dream Resume 6 Echo Poem 7 Entoptic graphomania 8 Étrécissements 9 Excavations 9.1 Reference 10 Grattage 11 Indecipherable writing 12 Latent news 13 'Manchando' photography 14 Mimeogram 15 Movement of liquid down a vertical surface 16 Parsemage 17 Calligramme 18 Involuntary Sculpture --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealist_techniques [Jul 2004]


Automatic Poetry

Automatic poetry is poetry written using the automatic method. It has probably been the chief surrealist method from the founding of surrealism to the present day. One of the oddest uses of automatic writing by a great writer was that of W. B. Yeats. His wife, a spiritualist, practised it, and Yeats put large chunks of it into his prose work, A Vision and much of his later poetry. Yeats, however, was not a surrealist.--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealist_techniques [Jul 2004]

Advertising technique

Advertisers use several recognizable techniques in order to better convince the public to buy a product. These may include:

It is important to note: During the past decade, advertising has increasingly employed the device of irony. Aware that today's media-savvy viewers are familiar with -- and thus cynical about -- the traditional methods listed above, advertisers have turned to poking fun at those very methods. This "wink-wink" approach is intended to tell viewers, "We know that YOU know we're trying to sell you something, so bear with us and let's have fun." The ultimate goal of such advertising is to convey a sense of trust and confidence with viewers, by essentially saying, "We respect your intelligence, and you should respect us because we're not trying to fool you." Common television examples include most beer advertising and the commercials of the Geico insurance company. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advertising#Advertising_techniques [Nov 2004]

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