representational / theme
As an adjective, representational is a pretty dry one. Yet representational art, while depicting images easily recognized and related to the real world, offers as much variation as the world itself with the infinite interpretive strategies of the artist layered on top. So maybe it's not so dry after all.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.