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Modern Art

The Usborne Introduction to Modern Art by Rosie Dickins

Sally J.

on 28 February 2011

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Modern Art The Usborne Introduction to By Rosie Dickins What is Modern Art? Both of the paintings shown are
or paintings of motionless objects. However, the differences are much more obvious than the similarities. Traditionally, people judged art based on the technical skill of the artist. But for many artists nowadays, originality is more important than technique (that the idea is more important than how well the idea was carried out). Breaking Away Breaking from tradition in the 19th century...a trend known as avant-garde... still lifes, Impressionism The first avant-garde movement that started in the 1860s. Characterized mainly by concentration on the general impression produced by a scene or object. Unmixed primary colors
Small strokes to simulate actual reflected light Pointillism 1880s - George Seurat Expressionism Communicating strong emotions instead of focusing on how things looked. Heighten colors
Exaggerate shapes Cubism Picasso - 1912 early 20th century Surrealism Abstract Art Salvador Dali was probably the most famous Surrealist.
Surrealists aimed to explore unconscious minds.
Often used a bizarre, dream-like imagery. 1920s-1940s Pioneered by Kadinsky, 1910 Has no recognizable subject matter...arrangement of shapes and colors.
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