What are art movements?


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A brief introduction to how artists and art are categorized by art historians. Visit the ISB Art History channel (http://vimeo.com/channels/isbarthistorychannel) and my website (http://mountains.brianreverman.com/) for additional resources.

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What are art movements?

  1. 1. Why is Spongebob such a great cartoon show?
  2. 2. What did that last question have to do with art?
  3. 3. Claude Monet August Renoir Berthe Morisot Alfred Sisley
  4. 4. Erich Heckel Ludwig Kirchner Emil Nolde Max Beckmann
  5. 5. Al Held Josef Albers Harriet Korman Valerie Jaudon
  6. 6. What is an art movement?
  7. 7. An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time, or, at least, with the heyday of the movement defined within usually a number of years. - Wikipedia
  8. 8. What do we need to ask ourselves? • Form – What visual information do the works have in common? • Theme – What are the big ideas driving these artists? • Context – What is happening at the time in which the art is made?
  9. 9. Examples of Impressionism Claude Monet, London, Houses of Parliament, The Sun Shining Through the Fog, 1904 Pierre Auguste Renoir, Boating on the Seine, 1879
  10. 10. Examples of Impressionism Edgar Degas, Ballet Rehearsal on Stage, 1874 Camille Pissarro, The Big Walnut Tree, Flooding, Sunlight Effect, Eragny, 1892
  11. 11. Examples of Post-Impressionism Paul Cezanne, Card Players, 1893 Paul Gauguin, Reo Ma’ohi, 1893
  12. 12. Examples of Post-Impressionism Vincent van Gogh, Straßenarbeiter 1889 Emile Bernard, Breton Women in the Meadow, 1888
  13. 13. Examples of Fauvism Maurice de Vlaminck, The River Seine at Chatou, 1906 Andre Derain, Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1906
  14. 14. Examples of Fauvism Henri Matisse, Le bonheur de vivre, 1906
  15. 15. Examples of Cubism Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907
  16. 16. Georges Braque, Still Life with Violin, 1911 Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, Examples of CUBISM
  17. 17. Pablo Picasso, Houses on a Hill, 1909 Pablo Picasso, Landscape at Ceret, 1911 Examples of CUBISM
  18. 18. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Self –Portrait with Model, 1906 Max Beckman, Family, 1920 Examples of GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM
  19. 19. Emil Nolde, Crucifiction Examples of GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM Franz Marc, Yellow Cow
  20. 20. Salvador Dali, Persistence of Memory, 1931 Rene Magritte, Collective Invention Examples of SURREALISM
  21. 21. Max Ernst, Attirement of the Bride Yves Tanguy, sun in Jewel Case Examples of SURREALISM
  22. 22. Willem DeKooning, Gotham News, 1955 Jackson Pollock, Convergence, 1952 Examples of ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
  23. 23. Philip Guston, Zone, 1954 Joan Mitchell Examples of ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
  24. 24. Richard Hamilton, Richard Lidner Examples of POP ART
  25. 25. Wayne TiebaudAndy Warhol Examples of POP ART
  26. 26. Frank Stella Al Held, MO-T, 1970 Examples of GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION
  27. 27. Harriet Korman, Untitled, 2004 Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, 1959 Examples of GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION
  28. 28. Agnes Martin Examples of Minimalism Robert Morris
  29. 29. Examples of Minimalism Richard Serra John McCraken
  30. 30. Richard EstesMalcolm Morley Examples of PHOTO-REALISM
  31. 31. Chuck Close Duane Hanson Examples of PHOTO-REALISM
  32. 32. Pablo Picasso Frank Stella Which of these paintings is an example of Cubism? Geometric Abstraction?
  33. 33. Barnett Newman Salvadore Dali Which of these is an example of Surrealism? Abstract Expressionism?
  34. 34. Peter Blake Janet Fish Which is an example of Pop Art? Photo Realism?
  35. 35. These paintings all belong to a “movement” known as Color Field painting. The other artwork was by Henri Matisse. Mark Rothko Morris Louis Helen Frankenthaler
  36. 36. These paintings are all from a “movement” known as Impressionism (actually from the 19th century). The other painting was by Edvard Munch, an expressionist painter. Edouard Manet Georges Seurat Edgar Degas
  37. 37. These paintings come from a movement know as Post Graffiti. The other artwork was from a 18th century artist William Blake. Keith Haring Kenny Schraf Rodney Alan Greenblat
  38. 38. These are all from the Photo-Realist movement. The other painting was by Paul Cezanne. Philip Pearlstein Audrey Flack Don Eddy