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History of Modern Art

A brief journey to the history of modern art! Covering 17 Art Movements from Impressionism to Minimalism!


History of Modern Art: Impressionism - Make your ideas Art

In this short series, we'll review the history of modern art , starting from Impressionism and going through the years to reach back at today. You might object how modern are really art movements over 100 years old.

History of Modern Art: Post-Impressionism - Make your ideas Art

Hello and welcome to the History of modern art series! Today we'll take a closer look at the Post Impressionism movement! Post-Impressionism is the term coined by the British artist and art critic Roger Fry in 1910 to describe the development of French art since Manet.

History of Modern Art: Pointillism - Make your ideas Art

Let's resume our journey on modern art history by exploring Pointillism. Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism.

History of Modern Art: Symbolism - Make your ideas Art

We'll be continuing our exploration in modern art movements with Symbolism. Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, the style had its beginnings with the publication Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857) by Charles Baudelaire.

History of Modern Art: Expressionism - Make your ideas Art

Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas.

History of Modern Art: Fauvism - Make your ideas Art

Hello and welcome to the History of modern art series! Today we'll take a closer look at the Fauvism movement! Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a short-lived and loose group of early twentieth-century Modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.

History of Modern Art: Cubism - Make your ideas Art

Welcome back to the history of modern art series! Today we'll review the cubism movement. Cubism is a 20th century avant-garde art movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, that revolutionized European painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture.

History of Modern Art: Futurism - Make your ideas Art

Futurism was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth and violence, and objects such as the car, the airplane and the industrial city.

History of Modern Art: Dada - Make your ideas Art

Dada was an informal international movement, with participants in Europe and North America. The beginnings of Dada correspond to the outbreak of World War I. For many participants, the movement was a protest against the bourgeois nationalist and colonialist interests, which many Dadaists believed were the root cause of the war, and against the cultural and intellectual conformity-in art and more broadly in society-that corresponded to the war.

History of Modern Art: Suprematism and Constructivism - Make your ideas Art

Suprematism was an art movement, focused on basic geometric forms, such as circles, squares, lines, and rectangles, painted in a limited range of colors. It was founded by Kazimir Malevich in Russia, in 1915. The term suprematism refers to an art based upon "the supremacy of pure artistic feeling" rather than on visual depiction of objects.

History of Modern Art: De Stijl - Make your ideas Art

Hello folks, our journey in modern art history resumes, and this time will review the De Stilj (or neoplasticism) movement! De Stijl, Dutch for "The Style", also known as neoplasticism, was a Dutch artistic movement founded in 1917.

History of Modern Art: Bauhaus - Make your ideas Art

Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was a school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. It operated from 1919 to 1933. At that time the German term Bauhaus, literally "house of construction" stood for "School of Building".

History of Modern Art: Art Deco - Make your ideas Art

Hi folks, welcome back to our journey in the history of modern art. Today we'll be reviewing Art Deco! Art Deco or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War II era.

History of Modern Art: Surrealism - Make your ideas Art

Hello folks, welcome back to our weekly series of History of Modern Art. Today we'll review the movement of Surrealism. Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.

History of Modern Art: Abstract Expressionism - Make your ideas Art

Hello folks! Welcome to our weekly series on the history of modern art! Today on review is the abstract expressionism movement. Abstract expressionism was an American post-World War II art movement. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris.

History of Modern Art: Pop Art - Make your ideas Art

Hello everyone, today in our History of Modern Art series we'll review the pop art movement! 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 presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc.

History of Modern Art: Minimalism

Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is set out to expose the essence or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts. Minimalism is any design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect.

Timeline Eons

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