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Wassily Kandinsky. Ruso, alemán y después francés, el pintor Wassily Kandinsky fue el gran teórico (y práctico) del arte abstracto, es decir, este arte en el que la representación del objeto es secundaria e incluso perjudicial: la belleza del arte reside en la riqueza cromática y la simplificación formal. Es la representación de lo esencial del arte, no una burda imitación de la naturaleza, que es de por si insuperable. Kandinsky compaginó sus estudios de derecho y economía con clases de dibujo y pintura. Como buen aficionado al arte de principios del siglo XX, le interesaban las culturas primitivas y las manifestaciones artísticas populares rusas. A los 30 años lo abandonó todo para estudiar pintura en Munich, y viajó por numerosos países para descubrir colores, formas y formas de representación alejadas de la mímesis tradicional.

Encabeza el grupo expresionista Der Blaue Reiter (el jinete azul), con el que comienza a obsesionarse con expresar algo más allá de la simple representación de la naturaleza.


What is the Avant-Garde? Bauhaus Movement Overview. "If today's arts love the machine, technology and organization, if they aspire to precision and reject anything vague and dreamy, this implies an instinctive repudiation of chaos and a longing to find the form appropriate to our times.

Bauhaus Movement Overview

" "The ultimate aim of all artistic activity is building! ... Architects, sculptors, painters, we must all get back to craft! Surrealism Movement Overview. "Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life.

Surrealism Movement Overview

" "Surrealism is based on the belief .. in the omnipotence of dreams, in the undirected play of thought. " André Breton - Manifesto of Surrealism "Beloved imagination, what I most like in you is your unsparing quality. " André Breton "Knowing how to look is a way of inventing. " Salvador Dalí "Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men. " Bauhaus. Bauhaus was an influential art and design movement that began in 1919 in Weimar, Germany.


The movement encouraged teachers and students to pursue their crafts together in design studios and workshops. The school moved to Dessau in 1925 and then to Berlin in 1932, after which Bauhaus—under constant harassment by the Nazis—finally closed. Dada Presentation by joraynee sarno on Prezi. What is dadaism? Artland Insights and art movements. Figura yacente de Henry Moore.

Salvador Dalí En busca de la inmortalidad - Documental de arte - 17 de abril en cines. 20 Most Beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright Houses. The celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) designed and built hundreds of houses that had a major influence on the 20th century residential architecture in the United States.

20 Most Beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright Houses

Today widely admired for the outstanding harmony of human habitation and the environment, however, not all Wright's houses were positively received by his contemporaries as his designs were well ahead of his time. Nevertheless, the architect received much recognition while alive both in the United States and abroad even though the magnitude of his work was truly realized only after his death. The vast majority of his buildings including residential ones have been inscribed to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places or declared National Historic Landmarks, or both, while 10 works have also been proposed for the inscription to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Listed below are only 20 of many outstanding Frank Lloyd Wright houses. Fallingwater Hollyhock House Robie House Taliesin West F.

Guggenheim. About Mies van der Rohe and Less is More. Wassily Kandinsky - Historia Arte (HA!) Piet Mondrian - Historia Arte (HA!) Piet Mondrian, el «pintor de los cuadraditos» fue un artista holandés que creó su obra en torno a la revista De Stijl, principal órgano de difusión neoplasticista.

Piet Mondrian - Historia Arte (HA!)

Para tipos como Mondrian, el arte debía ser representado a través de líneas rectas y colores puros. Cada uno tiene su opinión. Henry Moore's sculptures – Look Closer. Introduction Henry Moore created this sculpture Recumbent Figure in 1938.

Henry Moore's sculptures – Look Closer

The sculpture is of a woman lying down. You may be able to make out knees, breasts and a head, but the forms have been simplified and the figure looks abstract. Take a look at the slideshow below to explore the sculpture more closely from different angles and viewpoints. Look at the shapes and forms of the sculpture and think about what remind you of. Alberto Giacometti.

Alberto Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti]; 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker.

Alberto Giacometti

Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see his family and work on his art. Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism. Philosophical questions about the human condition, as well as existential and phenomenological debates played a significant role in his work. Around 1935 he gave up on his Surrealistic influences in order to pursue a more deepened analysis of figurative compositions. The Large Blue Horse by Franz Marc. Following Red Horses and Yellow Cow, Marc completed his suite of monumental, primary-color compositions in 1911 with The Large Blue Horses.

The Large Blue Horse by Franz Marc

He returned to the Lenggries Horse Painting for the pose of the animals and for the semi-circular arrangement, with all pointing to the left. The group of animals is rather awkward and bulky, as they are bunched in a small, constricted, entirely blue area, with the viewer's vantage point close to the action. Compositionally, the animals are more fully integrated with a hilly landscape than was the case in Red Horses. Edvard Munch - Historia Arte (HA!) Cubism. Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism. What is Surrealism? Art movements & styles.