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The Strawberry Thief (Flower and Bird Pattern), 1884 by William Morris

If you’ve been to Paris or seen it in photos, you’ll recognize the swirling, plant-like gates, with their distinctive lettering, that serve as entryways to the city’s subway system, or metro, as it’s known there. Of the many terms for in France, Style Metro remains one of the most persistent,Read More →

Gustav Klimt cropped photo image

Art Nouveau Generating enthusiasts in the decorative and graphic arts and architecture throughout Europe and beyond, Art Nouveau appeared in a wide variety of strands, and, consequently, it is known by various names, such as the Glasgow Style, or, in the German-speaking world, Jugendstil. Source: Art Nouveau Movement Overview |Read More →

White, red and blue painted wall street art

Definition of Modern Art Modern art is the creative world’s response to the rationalist practices and perspectives of the new lives and ideas provided by the technological advances of the industrial age that caused contemporary society to manifest itself in new ways compared to the past. Source: Modern Art –Read More →

Le Repas des Pauvres 1877 by Alphonse Legros 1837-1911

The terms modernism and modern art are generally used to describe the succession of art movements that critics and historians have identified since the realism of Gustav Courbet and culminating in abstract art and its developments in the 1960s. Source: Modernism – Art Term | TateRead More →

Head of a Woman (1960) by Pablo Picasso

Modern art is renowned for its avant-garde aesthetic and celebrated for its forward-thinking artists. Developing over the course of roughly 100 years, it incorporates many major art movements and has inevitably seen an eclectic range of styles. Source: What Is Modern Art? Not To Be Confused With Contemporary ArtRead More →

The birth of modernism and modern art can be traced to the Industrial Revolution. This period of rapid changes in manufacturing, transportation, and technology began around the mid-18th century and lasted through the 19th century, profoundly affecting the social, economic, and cultural conditions of life in Western Europe, North America,Read More →

The Art Deco style manifested across the spectrum of the visual arts: from architecture, painting, and sculpture to the graphic and decorative arts. While Art Deco practitioners were often paying homage to modernist influences such as Cubism, De Stijl, and Futurism, the references were indirect; it was as though theyRead More →

Named after the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925, art deco can be seen as a successor to and a reaction against art nouveau. Seen in furniture, pottery, textiles, jewellery, glass etc. it was also a notable style of cinema and hotel architecture.Read More →

Learn about this topic in these articles: analysis of forms In Cubism …is often referred to as Analytical Cubism. During this period, the work of Picasso and Braque became so similar that their paintings are almost indistinguishable. Source: Analytical Cubism | art | BritannicaRead More →

I do not believe in objects. I believe only in their relationships. Summary of Analytic Cubism In 1920 the leading promoter of Georges Braque’s and Pablo Picasso’s work, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, published his book Der Weg Zum Kubismus ( The Rise of Cubism ). It would become the first authoritative textRead More →

Pablo Picasso, 1910, Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier), oil on canvas

Analytical Cubism is the second period of the Cubism art movement that ran from 1910 to 1912. It was led by the “Gallery Cubists” Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. This form of Cubism analyzed the use of rudimentary shapes and overlapping planes to depict the separate forms of the subjectsRead More →

Realism, in the visual arts, is the attempt to represent reality. This style known by avoiding the search for the aesthetic beauty and by rejecting the use of artistic conventions to enrich a composition hence creates a precise representation of the subject. Source: American Realism: The First Vanguard Art MovementRead More →

Hopper House and Harbour 1924

The Night Hawks by Edward Hopperkeelkkkk _ o ok o Source: Hopper: The Supreme American Realist of the 20th-Century | Artsewwwww & CultureRead More →

The Night Hawks by Edward Hopper

American Realism Edward Hopper: El Palacio,1946. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Edward Hopper: Freight Car at Truro, 1931. Watercolour over graphite on paper. “Hopper was a realist whose portrayal of his native country was uncompromising, yet filled with deep emotional content” Source: American Realism – Edward HopperRead More →

Giovanna Garzoni, “Dog with a Biscuit and a Chinese Cup” (1640s),” miniature on parchment (image courtesy Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Firenze) FLORENCE, Italy — The most curious things laid across Giovanna Garzoni’s table. Source: The Baroque Artist Who Captured the World in Her Still LifesRead More →

Expert advice and helpful tips for decorating with Baroque-style art When it comes to adding some distinction to your home, few styles provide the dramatic touch that Baroque art does. Some designers use highly embellished, ornamental pieces to complete a room, while others use intricately designed furniture and gilded accessoriesRead More →

The term ‘baroque’ is a slippery one. When it first emerged in the 18th century, it was a euphemism for superficial, kitsch artworks, undeserving of critical attention. Since then, its meaning has shifted to encompass a vague historical period as well as the greed and decadence of a whole rosterRead More →

Tachisme was one of the most dynamic and fascinating art movements to emerge in the mid-20th Century, yet it is widely misunderstood. Most writers and historians simply pass Tachisme off as the French version of Abstract Expressionism, because of what they see as similarities between the visual characteristics of theRead More →

The term often used interchangeably with art informel or Lyrical Abstraction and applied to the movement in abstract art that flourished in Europe, especially in France, in the late 1940s and 1950s. As early as 1899 Félix Fénéon referred to the work of the Impressionists as ‘tachiste’ to distinguish itRead More →

The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum comprises Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art from the Neolithic to Late Antiquity; European art—including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts—from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century; and international photography from its inception to the present day. Source: 10Read More →