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, Photorealism in Painting

Photorealism in Painting

    Photorealism in Painting     Photorealism was an art movement that strove to reproduce objects on the canvas in almost microscopic detail, with artists adhering to representational verisimilitude (representing objects as they appear to the eye) as was within their particular skill sets….

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, Neo-primitivism and the Hybrid Aesthetic, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau

Neo-primitivism and the Hybrid Aesthetic, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau

    Neo-primitivism and the Hybrid Aesthetic, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau       As the use of modern technology skyrocketed in the early 20th century, so too did the industrial renaissance lend its influence to a wide variety of disciplines, including music,…

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, Maximalism and the Reaction against Minimalism

Maximalism and the Reaction against Minimalism

    Maximalism and the Reaction against Minimalism       As with so many art movements throughout history, Maximalism was birthed as a direct reaction against its countermovement, Minimalism. Whereas Minimalism emphasized simplification in all visual arts techniques (cleaning up lines, restricting the color…

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, Historical Giants of Abstract Art, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Delaunay

Historical Giants of Abstract Art, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Delaunay

      Historical Giants of Abstract Fine Art, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Delaunay         Abstract art, in the purest sense, uses a kind of visual language to present concepts that can be independent from real-world visual references. That is, an abstract…

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, Reviving Fine Art Movements Online

Reviving Fine Art Movements Online

    Reviving Fine Art Movements Online     Living post-Internet in a digital age, it’s perhaps easy to think each new art movement births itself spontaneously in an art forum online. Instantaneous communication has made connecting with other artists simpler ever before. Hosting digital…

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, Contemporary Folk Art in the US

Contemporary Folk Art in the US

Contemporary Folk Art in the US     In many major metropolitan areas in the US, young artists are leading urban folk art revivals that hearken back to traditional techniques used by settlers in the time before the Industrial Revolution. The market for hand-produced crafts…

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, Art Deco and the Rise of Technology

Art Deco and the Rise of Technology

Art Deco and the Rise of Technology     Art deco, to put it simply, is a style of visual excess that first rose to popularity in the years after World War I and remained a cornerstone of the international art community for decades. Even…

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, Dada, Dadaism and Early 20th Century European Avant-garde Art

Dada, Dadaism and Early 20th Century European Avant-garde Art

Dada, Dadaism and Early 20th Century European Avant-garde Art     Dadaist art (dadaism) rose in reaction to the destruction caused by World War I. The world saw an unprecedented rise in the level of technology used in war: mass-produced semi-automatic weapons, as well as…

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, Futurism within Art Movements

Futurism within Art Movements

Futurism within Art Movements       Futurism, like so many other art movements, was a product of its age. As the early 20th century continued to propel us forward into new technologies, artists began to confront this phenomenon spilling over into their works. Futurist…

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, The Lasting Effects of Cubism

The Lasting Effects of Cubism

         The Lasting Effects of Cubism     Avant-garde art in the early 20th century featured Cubism, an art movement that originated in Europe with the works of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso and later joined by such talents as Robert Delaunay…

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, 19th Century French Impressionism

19th Century French Impressionism

19th Century French Impressionism     Impressionism as an art movement boasts some of the most recognizable names in art history, including Edgar Degas and Claude Monet. Beginning in 1874, the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Printmakers put on an art exhibit in Paris…

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, The Pop Art Movement in the US

The Pop Art Movement in the US

The Pop Art Movement in the US       The US pop art movement was born in New York in the 1960s when artists such as James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol began co-opting well-known imagery from popular culture. Anything and everything was fair game,…

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, Salvador Dalí and the Evolution of Surrealism

Salvador Dalí and the Evolution of Surrealism

  Salvador Dalí and the Evolution of Surrealism       Perhaps one of the most widely recognizable names in the history of art, Salvador Dalí was long at the forefront of Surrealism, an art movement that emphasized the expression of the subconscious mind. Surrealism…

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, Transitioning between Two Major Art Movements

Transitioning between Two Major Art Movements

  Transitioning between Two Major Art Movements   Historically, the period between any two major fine art movements has been tumultuous, fraught with young artists proliferating a wide variety of experimental styles, with major metropolitan fine art scenes constantly birthing new schools of thought. Typically,…

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