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Modern art movements

  1. 1. Modern Art Movements
  2. 2. Modernism <ul><li>The term Modernism commonly applies to those forward-looking architects, writers and painters who from the 1880s forged a new and diverse vocabulary to escape the tyranny of previous historical styles. </li></ul><ul><li>It refers to a period’s interest in new types of paints and other materials, in creating fantasies , rather than representing what is real. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Neo-expressionism <ul><li>Neo-Expressionism was an art movement that emerged in the 1970s and lasted through the eighties. </li></ul><ul><li>It was made in retaliation to minimalism and conceptual art. Young painters sick of the highly abstract art of the seventies brought back more traditional methods of painting such as easel painting. The painting style was intense and harsh, most of the time they were distorted figures or other recognizable objects but often overwhelmed by surface activity, most works had a very intense, erotic or violent appearance. </li></ul>
  4. 5. David Salle
  5. 6. Abstract Expressionism <ul><li>The movement is marked by its use of brushstrokes and texture, canvases conveying powerful emotions through the act of painting itself. </li></ul><ul><li>Some figures of the movement were Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Rothko, Kline and Kooning
  7. 8. Optical Art <ul><li>It was a movement which exploited the fallibility of the eye through the use of optical illusions. The viewer gets the impression of movement by flashing and vibration. Two techniques used to achieve this effect are perspective illusion and chromatic tension. </li></ul><ul><li>Vasarely’s patterns and colours give a disorienting effect on the viewer. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Opt Art
  9. 10. Kandinsky

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