Top Modernist Art Movements

Top Modernist Art Movements

Art has gone through a lot of movements to produce several beautiful works of art by different artists over the centuries. Each movement has played a role in shaping art to what is it today.

  • Post Impressionism

The artists Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh and Georges Seurat, created several works during this period. They retained several techniques of Impressionism and included vibrant colors, self-expressionism and varying perceptions to make the viewers of the paintings try to work out what it means, rather than simply observe them.

  • Fauvism

This was pioneered by Henri Matisse by instilling a heightened sense of feelings into the paintings. Blatant and crude brushstrokes were often used along with bright colors straight from their tubes. It had a sense of raw feeling t it, which surprised most viewers.

  • Cubism

Picasso was a pioneer for the Cubism movement. Even though Georges Braque was the leader of the movement, he worked with Picasso so well that sometimes their paintings are indistinguishable from one another at times. Cubism managed to create a lasting impression on many upcoming sculptors and architects of the period.

  • Futurism

This was a very controversial movement as humans were made similar to machines and vice versa. This movement was not only limited to paintings and got extended to influence sculptors, writers, painters and architects as well.

  • Vorticism

This English art movement originated in London and followed the same path as Futurism. It started just before World War I. It was founded by the celebrated painter Wyndham Lewis and the famous poet, Ezra Pound.

  • Constructivism

This particular art movement came about at the end of the October Revolution in Russia. Vladimir Tatlin is credited with starting this art movement and influencing other like minded artists of the period. Interestingly, this period saw more art creations in the form of sculptures, architecture, fashion, ceramics, etc.

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