Category: Art Movements

  • Abstract Art: History, Characteristics, Artworks and Artists¬†

    Abstract art employs shapes, forms, colors, and gestural strokes to create its impression rather than attempting to provide a precise representation of a visual reality. Abstract painters employ a unique visual language of colors, forms, and marks to convey feelings, concepts, and experiences. The methods and materials used to create abstract art become considerably more…

  • Cubism Art Movement: Artists, Characteristics and Masterpieces of the Movement

    Cubism is an art movement that began at the beginning of the 20th century in Paris. It involves fragmenting forms into geometrical shapes so that abstraction and representation are counterbalanced. A single piece often brought about an unsettling effect by establishing several points of view. Initially, this was limited to a two-dimensional flat surface, but…

  • Impressionism Art Movement: History, Artists, and Characteristics

    Impressionism is the term used to characterize an art movement that emerged in France in the middle to the late 1800s. The use of vivid color, small, loose brushstrokes that provide just the most basic impression of form, and a focus on accurately capturing natural light distinguishes the impressionist art movement. Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro,…