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2 May 2011

ART MOVEMENTS: interesting links.

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    Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. Characteristics of Impressionist paintings include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes; open composition; emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time); common, ordinary subject matter; the inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience; and unusual visual angles. The development of Impressionism in the visual arts was soon followed by analogous styles in other media which became known as Impressionist music and Impressionist literature.
    Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (26 April 1798 – 13 August 1863) was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. Delacroix’s use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for the exotic inspired the artists of the Symbolist movement.

    Abstract expressionism was an American post. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve worldwide influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. Technically, an important predecessor is surrealism, with its emphasis on spontaneous, automatic or subconscious creation. Abstract expressionism has many stylistic similarities to the Russian artists of the early twentieth century such as Wassily Kandinsky. Although it is true that spontaneity or the impression of spontaneity characterized many of the abstract expressionists works, most of these paintings involved careful planning, especially since their large size demanded it.
    Wassily Kandinsky was one of the most original and influential artists of the twentieth-century. His “inner necessity” to express his emotional perceptions led to the development of an abstract style of painting that was based on the non-representational properties of color and form. Kandinsky’s compositions were the culmination of his efforts to create a “pure painting” that would provide the same emotional power as a musical composition.

    Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art challenged tradition by asserting that an artist’s use of the mass-produced visual commodities of popular culture is contiguous with the perspective of fine art. Pop removes the material from its context and isolates the object, or combines it with other objects, for contemplation. The concept of pop art refers not as much to the art itself as to the attitudes that led to it.
    Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi, was a Scottish sculptor and artist. He was a major figure in the international art sphere, while, working on his own interpretation and vision of the world. Paolozzi investigated how we can fit into the modern world to resemble our fragmented civilization through imagination and fantasy. By the dramatic juxtaposition of ideas in his work, he let us see the confusion as well as the inspiration.

    Comment by borjamngi23 — 16 May 2011 @ 18:57

  2. Art Movements:

    -Impressionism: The impressionism was an art movement which marked a momentous break in the European painting. It was originated in France, in the 19th Century. The impressionists change the way of painting with an exacter representation of colour and tone.They also changed the methodology, applying the paint in small touches of pure colour rather than broader strokes, and painting outdoors to catch a particular way of colour and light. The impressionist paintings are pictures with lots of colour, very bright and vibrant, which represents the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. There were also smaller movements while the term Impressionist, such as, Pointillism, Art Nouveau and Fauvism. The main artists of this movement are. Edouard Manet, Camille Pissaro, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot and Pierre Auguste Renoir.

    -Abstract Expressionism: The abstract expressionism emerged in New York, between the 1940s and 1950s, in the golden age of American art. It is based on using brushstrokes and texture, the embracing of change and the massive canvases, to convey powerful emotions through the glorification of the act of painting itself. The movement was successful both critically and commercially, the result of that was that New York came to replace Paris as the centre of contemporary art. Some of the most important artists were Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline.

    -Pop Art: The Pop Art is a movement which was marked by a fascination with popular culture reflecting in the post-war society. It was originated in American art, but soon spread to Britain. In celebrating everyday objects such as soups cans, washing powder, flags, beer bottles, comic strips and soda pop bottles, it turned the commonplace from the street, the supermarket, the mass media and presents into icons. The latter’s definition of Pop Art- “popular, transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, gimmicky, glamorous and Big Business”- stressed its everyday, commonplace values. The leading artists in Pop were Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Roy Hamilton, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Claes Oldenburg.

    Comment by marinadhgi23 — 15 June 2011 @ 17:45

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