avant-garde avant-garde

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
  2. (adj) radically new or original

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • A common criticism of avant-garde art used to be that small children banging on pots and pans or flinging paint at a canvas could have produced exactly the same effect.

News

  1. TimesTalks Luminato Festival Video: Willem Dafoe and Robert Wilson

    The film and stage actor Willem Dafoe and the avant-garde director Robert Wilson talk with the culture writer and author John Rockwell.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. German police break up international art ring

    German police said Thursday they have broken up a multi-million-euro (-dollar) international forgery ring which specialized in producing bogus works attributed to Russian avant-garde artists including ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. German police bust multi-million dollar international art forgery ring

    German police said Thursday they have broken up a multi-million-euro (-dollar) international forgery ring which specialized in producing bogus works attributed to Russian avant-garde artists including Vasily Kandinsky.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fox News

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Quotes

  1. "I said it would be great to put this on because it would show we were working with really avant-garde stuff," McCartney told Radio 4's Front Row culture show in an interview to be broadcast on Thursday.
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Paul McCartney Source: Reuters UK

  2. "With the 200C EV, we were able to maximize the effectiveness of the ENVI powertrain with the stunning, wind-cheating vehicle shape, while pushing toward the future with the avant-garde interior and advanced in-vehicle connectivity. Designed for the...
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Ralph Gilles Source: SYS-CON Media

  3. Visiting "a veritable who's who of global technology giants" in Bangalore, the would-be Obama official said he "was struck not only by the technological inroads being made in newly designed, avant-garde factories and laboratories, but also by...
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Economic Times

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