Derivative

DEFINITION

Unoriginal. Owing too much to one or more other artists' work(s). This term is almost always used disparagingly, even though it must be admitted that a high percentage of the art we see is derived from images their producers have seen. Newness is a quality particularly highly prized by adherents to Modernism.Also see academic, art, banausic, bland, brainstorming, brummagem, buckeye, calendar painting, camp, confection, creativity, decoration, decorative, decorative arts, derived image, kitsch, low art, mediocre, paint-by-number, ornament, picturesque, popular culture, quotations, taste, tchotchke, and ugly.

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