Join Our
Mailing List!

High Quality Customer Service

Home > Resources > Glossary > Definitions - A > Avant-Garde


A group active in the invention and application of new ideas and techniques in an original or experimental way. A group of practitioners and/or advocates of a new art form may also be called avant-garde. Some avant-garde works are intended to shock those who are accustomed to traditional, established styles. French for advance guard" or "vanguard." Those considered the leaders (and often regarded as radicals) in the invention and application of new concepts in a given field.


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z