"Ism"

Louise Nevelson has been associated with many different styles, but she did not identify herself with any of them. (http://www.studio-international.co.uk/sculpture/nevelson.asp)

An ism is "a belief accepted as authoritative by a group or school." (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Isms) Cubism was a movement that featured shapes and color. (Strickland, AML) Abstract Expressionism is "non-represetational" painting. Artists apply paint to convey emotion. (www.worldimages.com/ArtGlossary.php) Installation Art "is created, constructed, or installed on the site where it is exhibited, often incorporating materials or physical features on the site." (http://www.dictionary.com/) Surrealism is "a style of art and literature developed principally in the 20th century, stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtapositions, etc." (http://www.dictionary.com/) Louise Nevelson uses elements from all of these styles to create her artwork.