Art of the 20th Century

Topics: Modern art, Modernism, Expressionism Pages: 3 (531 words) Published: July 30, 2013
Art of the 20th century
(by: Chiara Leano BFA-ADV1)

-known as modern art
-expressionism dominated this century

Expressionism
-from its root word “express”, it’s intention is to express the inner state ( feelings) of the artist

20th century art movements

Fauvism (France)
(painting by Henri Matisse)
-earned their name ("les fauves"-wild beasts) by shocking exhibit visitors on their first public appearance, in 1905. -full of violent color and bold distortions.

Die Brucke (Germany)
-The Bridge
- made use of a technique that was controlled, intentionally unsophisticated and crude, developing a style hallmarked by expressive distortions and emphasis

Der Blaue Reiter (Germany)
-associated “The Blue Rider” image with a spiritual non-figurative mystical art of the future -believed that colors, shapes and forms had equivalence with sounds and music, and sought to create color harmonies which would be purifying to the soul. -by Kandinsky (pioneer of non-representational art)

Cubism
(by Pablo Picasso)
*-one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century -was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. -rejected the plastic norms of the Renaissance by introducing multiple perspectives into a two-dimensional image

Dadaism
- anti-art; for everything that art stood for, Dada was to represent the opposite. - Most members were veterans of World War I and had grown cynical of humanity after seeing what men were capable of doing to each other on the battlefields of Europe. -most notable exponent, Marcel Duchamp

Futurism
- led by Italian poet, Filippo Marinetti
* espoused a love of speed, technology and violence
- painters made the rhythm of their repetitions of lines.
- was presented as a modernist movement celebrating the technological, future era

Surrealism

-depiction of the dream and unconscious in art in work
-rational thought was repressive...
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