Theory

A set of abstract rules, ideas, and principles that explain a particular subject, as opposed to actual practice. A theory is also considered to be an unproved assumption; a hypothesis or conjecture assumed for the sake of argument.






RELATED SECTIONS:

Art Theory

Use of Materials

Enduring Themes

RELATED GLOSSARY WORDS:

Genre

Subject

Didactic

Synoptic

Provenance

Principles of Art/Design