Art Word of the Day: Brutalism

August 5, 2013 Art Lingo

Art Word - Brutalism


Brutalism is a term coined in England in 1954 to describe the architecture of Le Corbusier at Marseilles and Chandigarh, it is characterized by its use of concrete exposed at its roughest, with an emphasis on big, chunky members which collide ruthlessly (Merriam-Webster Online, 2012).



I’m posting an “Art Word of the Day” inspired by a dictionary I bought at the MoMA bookstore that is focused on a broad range of art terms called “The Concise Dictionary of Art Terms“. I know most people might find it boring to sit down and read a dictionary A-Z, so I want to pick a new word that I find interesting, and have Darcy present it to you!

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