Leys looked more for a “historical and psychological truthfulness” rather than the legendary and hyperbolic depictions of Romantic art. He wanted to devote more attention to the “pictorial essence” of his works and awaken viewers to certain topics that they might not have been previously exposed to (Roberts-Jones). Such French Realist painters as Gustave Courbet and Jean-François Millet served as inspiration for Leys during this time. He passed away in August of 1869 at the age of 54. Leys received much praise during his lifetime, critics especially admiring his ability to capture events of the past through his depiction of clothing and architecture, as well as his use of bright colors and naturalistic poses and facial expressions (Wikipedia).
The Art Deco movement had its beginnings in Paris, at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs which was a showcase for new inspiration and was initially meant to advertise the authority of the French in the creation and manufacturing of luxury goods. With a small, yet faithful following from the early 20th century, Art Deco evolved from nationalism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Futurism, Neo Classism and modernism, and flourished after World War 1, achieving global popularity between the two world wars, primarily in the jazz age of the roaring 20’s and 30’s. As a result of a civilization ravaged by war and the deprivation and poverty that follows war, intertwined with the hopefulness of the machine age and the new women’s liberation
Current Trends in Modern Art Modern art can be defined as the work of art culture during the period of the 1960s to 1980s. It basically reveals the style of art and architecture during that period of time. It consists of various artworks and paintings that denote the culture and tradition of the particular era. The name of modern art is given because of the era in which it was started was the beginning of the modern period. The beginning of modern art was done by the great painters like Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Paul Cezanne and Henri Lautrec.
The following essay is a study of Claude Monet and his role in the Impressionist Art Movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. I aim to discuss the role Monet played in the establishment of impressionism, the early influences of the movement and also to discuss the theory and principles of impressionism. As well I will divulge into the reasoning as to why Monet was such a driving force behind this great art movement of the early 20th century. Another element I will be talking about is of course of course Monets art work itself and how society viewed his art at the time which at the start was laughed upon. Altogether I will be looking at the cultural impact Claude Monet and the Impressionist movement had on the world of art.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Cubism Creators of Cubism Cubism is the single most important development in the history of art during the twentieth-century. It was an art movement created between 1907 and 1914, by Spaniard Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Frenchman George Braque (1882-1963). These two were known to have created this artistic movement; they worked along side each other in Paris, and invented a new process of making paintings and sculptures, that broke the formalities and codes that were established five hundred years earlier in the Renaissance. Although it was only created by two artists, their work had a strong impact that it spread across Europe and the Americas with astounding speed. Its fast profusion was all thanks to the artists
An example of this ideology in Gaudi's work would be his use of the double or even sometimes triple facade. Another theme commonly found in Modernisme architecture is the addition of historicism and eclecticism. In Barcelona, this led to borderline anarchism with architects depicting religious and social symbols that represented secession from Spain. The biggest example of this rebellious trait in Modernisme art is the Catalan knight Saint Jordi and the scene of him slaying a dragon. His sculptor can be seen incorporated in many Barcelona Modernisme buildings and represents Catalans call for independence.
The piece I have selected to represent the of modernism characteristics is Gustav Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer 1, which was painted in 1907. This piece demonstrates art nouveau and symbolism styles. Modernism was the movement to believed that art mattered beyond its material value. The style embraced many different art movements, from hyperrealism, pure abstract, classical painting and sculpture through art nouveau to Bauhaus and pop art. This included the development of collage art and other forms of assemblage together with various styles of kinetic art.
Romanticism reached Spain a small bit after. Spanish Romanticism was especially felt on the dramatic production of the time. It focused on the on the commonality of humankind while using nature and art together. Authors and their works shed light on the people’s universal natures. Realism and Rationalism were constructed during this time of the century.
Within this essay I’m going to discuss the history of the French Impressionism movement and further my discussion on this topic by focusing on two different sources, my first source of David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson discusses the art movement in Film Art: An Introduction and secondly, in the Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Films by Dudley Andrews. The art movement of French impressionism founded by artists within Paris during the early 1860’s. While the primary form of impressionism was presented through open air paintings, it was such a success it continued to impact on other platforms of art, particularly film after the First World War, filmmakers used impressionism to expose the psychological depth of what
It is famous for its St. Tropez, Monaco and Cannes Film Festival. This place is also has been a great inspiration for many renowned artists such as Picasso that showcases his work in local art galleries and museums around the place. Riviera is very famous and crowded during the months of July and August because locals and tourists visit it for the famous events and festivals like the Film Festival, Jasmine Festival, Toulon Tournament, Tall Ships' Race and etc. (6) Musee Matisse The Matisse Museum is located on the hill of Cimiez and not that far from the Franciscan monastery. The Museum has been showcasing the collection of the works of the French painter, Henri Matisse and his heirs to the city of Nice since the year 1918 up to now.