My final project consists of two self-portraits, each which portrays the influence of the historical art movements called Impressionism and Analytic Cubism. Among the numerous art mediums, I chose acrylic paint, and my inspiration for painting in an Impressionist style comes from Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. For my analytical cubism painting my inspiration came from both Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque with their emphasis on geometrical shapes. According to Gardner, Impressionism was an art movement born in late-19th-century in Paris (Gardner 687). Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir were some of the few artists to experiment with the new artistic style that was once rejected from society.
One paints an impression of an hour of the day (Brussat and Brussat, n.d.)." Monet painted more and more paintings of landscapes during 1872-1877, which contributed to impressionism, develop as a group style. During this time, he exhibited most of his work in group shows which dominated impressionism. His most notable art piece illustrating impressionism was the painting done in 1874, known as Impression: Sunrise. In the practice of impressionism, artists use natural methods to add lighting in their artwork.For example, when painting a landscape or an outdoor scene, an impressionist artist works for a short period of time during the day - be it morning, afternoon or evening.
Surrealism has established itself as one of the most influential styles of the century, visually appealing and intriguing, it has seduced and attracted people’s attention since its early days. It started as a revolutionary cultural movement born in response to the social, economical and political crisis which engulfed society during the beginning of the 20th century. The term ‘surrealist’ was coined by Guillaume Apollinaire thanks to his play ´les Mamelles de Tirésias’ 1917. I. Surrealism evolved out of the ‘anti-establishment’ and “anti-art" Dada movement based in Paris, most of whose members became surrealists during the early post-war years, forming two groups, one lead by Yvan Goll and the other by Andre Breton. On the contrary of Dadaists,
Modernism is a new type and style of artwork. The modernist movement in art history features in the late 19th centuries and early 20th centuries. With Modernist artworks the old traditional styles and past techniques are forgotten about. Instead new styles and methods are used to create these modernist artworks. The process of making modernist artworks is a primary component in the final completed piece.
The term impressionism came from Monet’s painting Impression, Sunrise. There was a Paris exhibition in 1874 of like-minded painters who were shunned by the official Paris Salon show and frustrated by its politics and narrow vision. This group included such artistic legends such as Renoir, Degas, Cézanne and Pissarro. An art critic who was reviewing the show helped to created the term by titling his article “Exhibition of Impressionists” based on Monet’s work. However the art critic did not mean it as a compliment but it gained popularity and in future use, took on a far more respectful connotation.
Each movement created paintings that got the viewer thinking, you the viewer had to decide what the artist was trying to portray. The artists used their imagination to create the finished piece, which for Suprematists seemed to be more about the shapes than the colour, but for me the Expressionists win out as their vast use of different shapes and colours draw the viewer in and makes you feel
.” Nevertheless, they were interested in embracing popular media and new technologies to communicate their ideas. ” (The Art Story, 2015). According to Piper (2004:400) “Futurist techniques owed much initially to Neo-impressionist practice – breaking down the colours into small fragmentary
Surrealism was one of the styles often used by Frida Kahlo. Although she detests surrealism, her work was influenced by surrealism and had an enormous impact on Latin American art. European art movements have always influenced Latin America and inspired
Freeing artists from traditional painting and sculpture, surrealism was an art movement founded in Paris in 1924 .Inner thoughts were explored, the subconscious and the imagination were the main tools used to create a new surreal world based on these suppressed thoughts and fantasies. Surrealism was a reflection of Freud’s study of psychoanalysis, in which he provides an explanation on how dreams are sources of knowledge and shows the battle between conscious ideas and unconscious hidden desires. Surrealist artists were inspired to explore this dark thread and uncover the mysterious world of desires and fantasies. This art movement evolved and spread to other countries continuing throughout the 20th century. Salvador Dali, a Spanish painter,
In other words, Realist artists tend to illustrate real people not idealized types, going about their ordinary lives. They also focus on promoting social and political awareness. Those artists prefer principally painting scenes of rural and urban working class life, scenes of street-life, in addition to cafes and night clubs. However, the most interesting point is their interest in portraying showing nudity and sensual themes. This particular approach has shocked many of the arts' patrons of that time.