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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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, 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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, 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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, 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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, Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution

Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution

  As with most major art movements, Romanticism first developed as a reaction to the dominant movement of its time: Neoclassicism. Neoclassicism, the dominant art form in Europe during the second half of the 18th century, emphasized harmony, simplicity, and evenly developed proportions, Romanticism, on…

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, The Rise of Minimalism

The Rise of Minimalism

Abstract expressionism dominated the US art scene throughout the 1950s as artists sought, in true Romantic fashion, to express their personal emotions through their art. As with any large art movement in American culture (or elsewhere), there were fringe groups that did not adopt the…

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, How an Art Movement Takes Root

How an Art Movement Takes Root

  How an Art Movement Takes Root We’re all familiar with the concept of prevailing trends, whether they be in fashion, music, or fine art, but how do such trends come about? Who exactly is present at an art movement’s birth, and how does it…

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