Les fauves-the wild beasts Matisse is considered the forerunner of this movement that only lasted two years Matisse was trying to express his enthusiasm for life He simplified his forms to preserve the initial feeling he got from the object
Expressionism-emphasizes inner feelings over objective description Simplifications of the subject’s form Bright expressive colors Areas of intense brushwork and areas of flat color coincide in the same work
By 1910 Kandinsky was breaking a key rule in art He was making art that was completely nonrepresentational He thought that art should transcend physical reality He sought to make a visual language akin to how we hear music or taste…. The content of the paintings is simply what the viewer experiences under the effect of the forms and color combinations
Emphasized pictorial composition over personal expression Pablo Picasso is generally considered the inventor of Cubism Deconstructed and reconstructed forms Often a forward view and a side view of a person or object is shown simultaneously Abstracted forms
Considered the main player in the creation of cubism Began as a traditional painter and began to experiment with collage and abstracted forms He was very influenced by African sculpture, especially African masks
Fractured, angular figures No longer using the tradition representation of 3d space Cubists often show multiple views of one object at a time Ex: simultaneously showing the front and side view of a figure
Constantin Brancusi was a pioneer in the movement from 19th century to 20th century art He was inspired by the Cycladic sculptures and their abstract style He wanted his viewer to be conscious of form
Italian Futurists were a group of artists inspired by cubism They often wanted to show fast motion and a love for the machine Multiplying the image and using lots of repetition became a strong way to show movement Curved and diagonal lines also gave a feeling of movement in their compositions
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