Art Movements

Art Movements

Some Features of the 20th Century
Art Movements

Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture… "The art of the Renaissance". Which means that we are surrounding by art with all forms of it in our everyday lives. We have art it our home, street, office, school, and every were; it doesn’t have to have a frame to be an Art work. “Art's whatever you choose to frame.” –(Fleur Adcock). Each Art Movement in the 20th Century and before, were so effective and influential in leading to the next Art Movement. Some of the most featured Art Movements of the 20th were the Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Futurism.

We can see all the art movements impact in our life style through the history in the clothes, advertising, building designs…, Art is the magical window that make us go back and forth through the history, and visualize their(people from the past) life style.

An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common style or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time.
20th century art became known as the Modern Art, began with modernism in the late 19th century. Nineteenth-century movements of Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism led to the 20th century art movements. Among these movements were Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Futurism.

Fauvism leader was Matisse, who had arrived at the Fauve style after earlier experience with the Post-Impressionist of Van Gogh, and the Neo-Impressionism of Seurat, Cross, and Signac. These influences inspired him to reject traditional painting from the color and dimensional wise.

Cubism was created by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The French art critic Louis Vauxcelles coined the term Cubism after seeing the landscapes Braque had painted in 1908 at L'Estaque. Vauxcelles called the geometric forms in the very abstracted works "cubes."....

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