Emma Sumner• Artist: Emma Sumner• Studio: Elevator Artists• Visual Artist working in Mixed Media• About My Work:• My work is a hybrid practice that draws together the genres of painting, sculpture and textiles.• It is an expanded practice, but draws mostly on the principles of painting. It is a complex, yet decorative practice that maintains a highly feminine quality.• It deals with identity and the idea of a feminine space within painting
The History Of Contempoary Art.• Once upon a time all the art in the world was for rich people or for religion.• It was a weapon in the war of religion, it was a social documentaion• Art was used as a visual narrative, (story)• documenting the times and happenings.• Art was elite, it was not for the common person, mostly for portraiture of those who were influential, powerful and wealthy.
Renaissance (1400–1550)• Renaissance was the revival of visual arts.• It gave a rebirth to classical cultural taking influences and inspiration form the Ancient Greek and Rome.• Importance was given to the individual and humanism.• Humanism downplayed religious and secular dogma and instead attached the greatest importance to the dignity and worth of the individual.
Mannerism (1527–1580)• Mannerism refers to a style of painting that was idealistic and articiial ( Idea) than naturalistic ( nature).• This period was about style and exaggeration gesture , elongated bodies ( out of proportion) and story.• Famous Mannerist : Michaelangelo, Tintoretto, El Greco, Pontormo, Bronzino, Cellini
Baroque (1600–1750)• Dramatic, religious, grand. They depicted biblical story, glorification and power.• Baroque art above all reflected the religious tensions of the age• Thirty Years War between Catholics and Protestants (1618–1648)• artist: Reubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Palace of Versailles
Romanticism (1780–1850)• The triumph of imagination and individuality• Famous Artist:Caspar Friedrich, Gericault, Delacroix, Turner, Benjamin West• What was happening in the world:American Revolution (1775–1783); French Revolution (1789–1799); Napoleon crowned emperor of France (1803)
Realism• Celebrating working class and peasants; en plein air rustic painting• What was happening in the world?• European democratic revolutions of 1848• Famous artist:Corot, Courbet, Daumier, Millet
• So far we have covered classical painting within classical paintings there are many movements. Movements are an art term for periods of style within art. classical art movements:Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Neo- classical, Romantacism .there are more but that will do.
• All art movements throughput history have aimed at creating a new art.• When looking at these art movements you need to remember that they had never been done before . These were brand new inventions to the art world.• Moving on….
• The painters decided they wanted a new art , one that was not as literal and realistic.• Artist became unhappy with, the traditional methods of realism and instead of painting directly from life they decided to make an impression of life and thus Impressionism was born .
Post-Impressionism (1885–1910)• A soft revolt against Impressionism• Famous artist: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Seurat
Fauvism and Expressionism (1900–1935)• Harsh colors and flat surfaces (Fauvism); emotion distorting form• Famous artist: Matisse, Kirchner, Kandinsky, Marc
Cubism, Futurism, Supremativism, Constructivism, De Stijl (1905–1920)• Pre– and Post–World War 1 art experiments: new forms to express modern life• Famous artist: Picasso, Braque, Leger, Boccioni, Severini, Malevich
Dada and Surrealism (1917–1950)• Exploring the unconscious, painting dreams,pushing the boundries.• Famous artist: Duchamp, Dalí, Ernst, Magritte, de Chirico, Kahlo
Abstract Expressionism (1940s–1950s)• Complete abstraction without form, the internal journey.• Post–World War II:
Pop Art (1960s)• Popular culture, art and the everyday, art for the masses.• Age of industry
Minimalism• Minimalism--A style of art in which the least possible amount of form shapes, colors, or lines are used to reduce the concept or idea to its simplest form (geometric shapes, progressions).• A revolt against the consumer nature of the pop artist.
Postmodernism and Deconstructivism (1970– )• Art without a center and reworking and mixing past styles• Social commentary on our consumer society