Modernist Art Movements

By jake02
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    Modernist Art Movements

  • Post Impressionism

    The modern art movement of Post impressionism was an evolution from impressionism. Post impressionism attempted to reject impressionism's inherent limitations. Impressionism was based on recording effects of colours and light. Post impressionism was about breaking this mould and creating form with broken colour and short brush strokes. The effect is that you get a more emotive representation of an object. Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat and Henri de Toulouse-Lau
  • Cubism

    The Cubist art movement existed for around eighteen years. It represented a dramatic and new style of art and consisted of a need and want to change the meaning of art.In 1907 Picasso painted 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'. A painting that consisted of five female nudes. The painting focused on angular shapes creating the form of the nudes. The appearance is a fractured distorted image. This work inspired artists such as Braque and Cezanne to emulate Picasso’s work with their interpretation.
  • Futurism

    The aim of Futurism was to object to traditional conventionalism and to wage war against the art of the 19th Century. The 20th Century was a new time when people were starting to prosper, health and hygiene was getting more sophisticated and people were living longer. The world was changing but art wasn't. Futurism was about getting art to evolve and become more sophisticated and deviate from the ways of the traditional artists. Filippo Marinetti
    Giacomo Balla
    Umberto Boccioni
  • Conceptual Art

    Conceptual art was all about free thinking. The belief was that the power of art is behind the thinking not
necessarily the finished article. This evolved into a way of thinking that emphasised the free thinking of art
and to look everywhere and anywhere for ideas. In conceptual art, any idea is a good idea.Conceptual Art became a major modern art/contemporary art movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Marcel Duchamp championed this way of artistic thinking in 1910 (before his Dadaism period).
  • Dadaism

    Dadaism was about anti art in the sense of rebelling against the former traditional ideals of art. The Dada artists, musicians, poets and performers, many of them WWI veterans had become cynical of humanity after witnessing the extent of what man can inflict upon one another and had become disillusioned by art.
    The ideal of the modern art/contemporary art movement of Dadaism was to fight art with art. A great example is Marcel Duchamp - he was a key artist of the Dadaism period.
  • De Stijl

    The architecture of the De Stijl artists was made up of geometric shapes including sphere shaped windows and triangular chairs. Both their art and architecture was considered very radical and even to nowadays standard would seem radical. However the architecture that they produced was incredibly successful. Colour wise, the De Stijl artists used primary and bold colours which creates a very striking look and style. During the Immature period the artists displayed mainly paintings and sculpture.
  • Surrealism

    Surrealism has been described as a way of expressing the true function of thought, defying all logic and lies outside any normal or moral interpretations of life. It has a sense of playfulness and spontaneity that brings fantasy and mystery into art pieces. The most fascinating aspect is that there are so many questions and ideas that surround Surrealism making it a hugely inspiring contemporary art movement - this also being the reason why it is such a popular art movement.
  • Pop Art

    Pop Art used images of everyday household objects and presented them in a manner that made the audience think differently about them or think about them at all. The Campbell's soup tin by Andy Warhol was a great example of the idea that objects can be presented to make people notice and think about them. Would you ever usually study someting as simple as a can of soup for more than 3 seconds? Not likely. Pop Art made people think about consumables and household images in a different light.
  • Op Art

    The idea of Op Art was to highlight the fact that the eyes can trick the mind in to seeing things that aren't there. The forming of this modern art/contemporary art movement was as a result of previous modern and traditional art movements. The renaissance artists experimented with optical illusions so that flat surfaces could appear 3 dimensional. The mannerists would create alternate images for the human eye.
    Yaacov Agam
    Richard Allen
    Richard Anuszkiewicz
    John McHale