Modern painting: the movements, the artists, their work.
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Modern painting: the movements, the artists, their work.

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Published by Davis Publications in Worcester, Mass .
Written in English


  • Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History.

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LC ClassificationsND195 .W29
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p.
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5314158M
ISBN 100871920336
LC Control Number72108885

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As one of the most famous art movements of the Modernist era, thanks mainly to the indelible work The Persistence of Memory () by Salvador Dalí, Surrealism has come to be remembered for its production of visceral, eye-grabbing and aesthetic images. Leaping off from the absurdist inclinations of the Dadaists and the psychoanalytical writings of Sigmund Freud, André Breton, a well-known poet . Conceptual art, sometimes simply called conceptualism, was one of several 20th century art movements that arose during s, emphasizing ideas and theoretical practices rather than the creation of visual forms. The term was coined in by the artist Sol LeWitt, who gave the new genreits name in his essay “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” in which he wrote, “The idea itself, even if not . 2 days ago  Incl. Minimalism (s & s) considered THE LAST MODERN ART MOVEMENT. LEARN MORE. Dada. Precisionism. From s Surrealism. Art Deco. s Pop Art. Photorealism. Considered Contemporary Art. Conceptual Art & Installation Art. For earlier styles of realist painting, see Modern Art Movements (). Post-Minimalism ( onwards) A buzzword first used by the American art critic Robert Pincus-Witten when he described works by Eva Hesse as "Post-Minimalism" in Artforum in Hesse together with other artists were reacting against the rigid and impersonal formalism of Minimal art by focusing on the physical and .

Cindy Sherman (b. ) Cindy Sherman made a name for herself with her “Untitled Film Stills” (), a series of self-portrait photographs of her acting out 20 th century pop culture female clichés. Her work examines women’s roles throughout history and in contemporary society, and can be related to other modern artists and their abstract paintings of faces. Yet their cultural heritage does affect their work, even if it is not apparent. In his ethereal abstract paintings, Natvar Bhavsar’s (born ) fields of color breathe and throb (). Although he moved to New York in the s and was a contemporary of Abstract Expressionist painters, Indian culture continued to inform his work. Francisco Goya was an eighteenth-century Spanish painter, and is considered by many to be "the father of modern painting." Informed by the Baroque style and the Classicists, Goya's art was part of the Romanticism movement, but also contained provocative elements such as social critiques, nudes, war, and allegories of death. Modern art started to evolve during the early 20th century with French movements such as Cubism, led by Pablo Picasso. But one of the first artists to step away from traditional painting altogether was French artist Henri Matisse, who led the Fauvism movement in the s.

Modern art includes artistic work produced during the period extending roughly from the s to the s, and denotes the styles and philosophies of the art produced during that era. The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation. Modern artists experimented with new ways of seeing and with fresh ideas about. Pop artists introduced "Benday dots", and silkscreen printing into fine art. Other movements and schools of modern art which introduced new painting techniques, included: Neo-Impressionism, the Macchiaioli, Synthetism, Cloisonnism, Gesturalism, Tachisme, Kinetic Art, Neo-Dada and Op-Art. Postmodern art is a body of art movements that sought to contradict some aspects of modernism or some aspects that emerged or developed in its aftermath. In general, movements such as intermedia, installation art, conceptual art and multimedia, particularly involving video are described as postmodern.. There are several characteristics which lend art to being postmodern; these include. Movements in Twentieth-Century Art After World War II Abstract Expressionism (Action Painting and Color Field Painting) Name: Term used as early as s to describe Kandinsky's abstract paintings. Writer Robert Coates first uses the term for contemporary paintings in the Ma issue of the New tive critic Harold Rosenberg used the term "Action Painting," while another.