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Artisits. Surrealism (1910) The origins of impressionism. Cubism. Impressionism. Themes. What Is Modern Art? The birth of and modern art can be traced back to the, a period that lasted from the 18th to the 19th century, in which rapid changes in manufacturing, transportation, and technology profoundly affected the social, economic, and conditions of life in Western Europe, North America, and eventually the world.

What Is Modern Art?


I See. Channel. Readymade. African Influences in Modern Art. The Block, 1971 Romare Bearden (American, 1911–1988) Cut and pasted printed, colored and metallic papers, photostats, pencil, ink marker, gouache, watercolor, and pen and ink on Masonite; Overall: 48 x 216 in. (121.9 x 548.6 cm); six panels, each: 48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm) Gift of Mr. and Mrs.

African Influences in Modern Art

Samuel Shore, 1978 (1978.61.1–6) © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY During the early 1900s, the aesthetics of traditional African sculpture became a powerful influence among European artists who formed an avant-garde in the development of modern art. In France, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and their School of Paris friends blended the highly stylized treatment of the human figure in African sculptures with painting styles derived from the post-Impressionist works of Cézanne and Gauguin. The resulting pictorial flatness, vivid color palette, and fragmented Cubist shapes helped to define early modernism.

The Stylistic Influences of African Sculpture Modernism in America.


Cubism. Following their 1907 meeting in Paris, artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque pioneered the Cubist , a new vision for a new century that inspired that were initially ridiculed by critics for consisting of “little cubes.”


Often painting side-by-side in their Montmartre, Paris, studios, the artists developed a visual language of geometric planes and compressed space that rejected the conventions of and . Cubist works challenged viewers to understand a subject broken down into its geometrical components and often represented from several angles at once. Traditional like nude, landscapes, and were reinvented as increasingly fragmented by Picasso, Braque, and other artists working in and around the French capital.

Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Georges Braque. Pablo Picasso. Cubists from real life to make their work, but most often maintained small identifiable clues to a realistic figure, whether a woman or a violin. German Expressionism.


Abstract expressionism. Abstract Expressionism. The Flesh Eaters, 1952 William Baziotes (American, 1912–1963) Oil and charcoal on canvas; 60 x 72 1/8 in. (152.4 x 183.2 cm) Purchase, George A.

Abstract Expressionism

Hearn Fund, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, and Hearn Funds, Bequest of Charles F. Abstract art. Introduction to abstract art The word abstract strictly speaking means to separate or withdraw something from something else.

Abstract art

Abstract art is art which is not representational, it could be based on a subject or may have no source at all in the external world. Drawn from reality vs pure abstraction The term abstract art can be applied to art that is based an object, figure or landscape, where forms have been simplified or schematised to create an abstracted version of it. Cubist and fauvist artists depended on the visual world for their subject matter but opened the door for more extreme approaches to abstraction.The term is also applied to art that uses forms, such as geometric shapes or gestural marks, which have no source at all in an external visual reality. Pioneers of ‘pure’ abstract painting were Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian from about 1910–20. Further reading. In pictures: Jackson Pollock – a birthday tribute.

Art and artists: artworks. Art and artists: search results. Art and artists: search results. Futurism. Futurism was an art movement launched by the Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909.


On 20 February he published his Manifesto of Futurism on the front page of the Paris newspaper Le Figaro. That moment saw the birth of the Futurists, a small group of radical Italian artists working just before the outbreak of the First World War. Among modernist movements, the Futurists rejected anything old and looked towards a new Italy. This was partly because the weight of past culture in Italy was felt as particularly oppressive. In his Manifesto, Marinetti asserted ‘we will free Italy from her innumerable museums which cover her like countless cemeteries.’ What the Futurists proposed instead was an art that celebrated the modern world of industry and technology: ‘We declare … a new beauty, the beauty of speed. Tate Modern celebrates the centenary of this dramatic art movement with a ground-breaking exhibition. Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art.

Art Deco.