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The Art Story: Movements and Styles in Modern Art

The Art Story: Movements and Styles in Modern Art
Modern Movements Full List Modern Movements Full List This section provides information about important movements and styles in modern art. Total: 50 Movements Abstract Expressionism Quick View Detail View A tendency among mainly New York painters after World War II, all of whom were committed to an expressive art of profound emotion and universal themes, Abstract Expressionism embraces the spacial breakthroughs of Jackson Pollock, color field painting of Mark Rothko, as well as the gestural abstraction of Willem de Kooning. Collapse Detail View Aesthetic Movement Quick View Detail View The Aesthetic Movement emerged first in Britain in the late-nineteenth century. Collapse Detail View Art Deco Quick View Detail View Art Deco was an eclectic style that flourished in the 1920s and '30s and influenced art, architecture and design. Collapse Detail View Art Nouveau Quick View Detail View Collapse Detail View Arte Povera Quick View Detail View Arte Povera is a style of modern art. Collapse Detail View Bauhaus

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Carolee Schneemann Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works "I always thought, 'This is something they need. My culture is going to recognize it's missing something.'" Synopsis Throughout her career Carolee Schneemann has used her body to examine the role of female sensuality in connection to the possibilities of political and personal liberation from predominantly oppressive social and aesthetic conventions. Drawing on the expressive possibilities of film, performance, photography, and installation, among other media, she has explored themes of generation and goddess imagery, sexuality, and everyday erotics, as well as personal biography and loss.

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