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Saigon Vase

A form of vase designed by Carrier-Belleuse, who was then artistic director of the Sèvres Porcelain Factory and, as such, a prolific creator of new forms.

Salt print

A photographic print made on paper coated with salt and silver nitrate that forms a light-sensitive silver chloride solution and darkens when exposed to light.

Shangai Vase

A form of vase designed by Carrier-Belleuse, who was then artistic director of the Sèvres Porcelain Factory and, as such, a prolific creator of new forms.

Sketch

A rapid drawing executed in preparation for a future work.

Solarization

In photography, the reversal of some of the tones of a negative by exposing it briefly to light during development.

Sphinge, Sphynge

Sphinx with a feminine bust

Stamping

An artistic technique used to create a form or relief by taking an impression of a hard material in a malleable material such as clay.

Stump

A roll of paper, pointed at each end, used to blur and soften lines drawn in charcoal, pastel or chalk.

Symbolism

Literary and artistic movement that emerged in France and Belgium in the last quarter of the 19th century.