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Military term. Refers to the troops that are sent to open a battle. They regroup the bravest soldiers – and the ones more likely to die fast.
The soldiers who stay at the back of the fighting troops and defend the army’s positions.
Always used in derogatory fashion. The enemy of art and epitome of conformism.
Adherence to and respect for high art, especially from the Antiquity. Respect for artistic norms passed on since then.
The absolute exigency of innovation in the arts and in one's life. Against tradition.
Art as life
Greatest promise of the avantgarde, to make art and life equivalent. Failed as art but triumphed as design.
Art made without final product in mind. Importance of process.
Art not concerned with the depiction of the visible world.
The shape, visual appearance, or configuration of an object.
The information expressed through form.
The "about" of an artwork. Scorned by the avant-garde.
That proposes to challenge an idea, a state of being, a situation at its origins; to reformulate it so that it finds meaning again.