50 Art Ideas You Really Need to Know

50 Art Ideas You Really Need to Know

Susie Hodge

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 1848661320

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The ultimate guide to the most important ideas in art through the ages

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seven months, attracting 50 million visitors 1901 A retrospective exhibition of the work of van Gogh is held in Paris—the third Parisian retrospective since his death in 1890 1903 The first Salon d’Automne is held, including a retrospective of the work of Gauguin; The Invocation, Paul Gauguin; Chateau Noir, Paul Cézanne 1904 Luxe, Calme et Volupté, Henri Matisse; French Primitives exhibition is held in Paris 1905 Open Window, Collioure, Henri Matisse; Trees at Collioure, André Derain 1906

depiction of a cyclist and bicycle, but once the figure and machine are identified, it is possible to see more recognizable elements in the painting, such as a mountainous landscape and the sun glinting on metal. Velocity is implied with broken brushstrokes, short marks and circular, short streaks to represent the rapidly spinning wheels and spokes. The painting demonstrates Boccioni’s objective to portray the “dynamic sensation” of speed using pointed, diagonal lines and angles, creating a

played in society leading up to the war. Chance was one of the ways in which the artists expressed this. For instance, Arp dropped torn pieces of paper arbitrarily, sticking them down where they fell “according to the laws of chance,” Man Ray (1890–1976) created assemblages (three-dimensional collages) out of everyday objects, Schwitters produced Merz—deriving from the German word for commerce—which were assemblages of rubbish that he found in the street and Duchamp became notorious for his

New York City in the early 1930s, where he participated in a “Mexican Graphic Art” exhibition as well as producing a mural in Los Angeles with a team of students. As patronage in Mexico was inconsistent, Mexican Muralism was intermittent when The Big Three were in the USA. They also adapted their styles to produce smaller canvases which were vital for getting their work more well known outside Mexico and the United States and also to supplement their incomes, which they needed to do. They all

the art world and this is continuing but with fresh challenges for newer methods of producing art. The potential of participation When home computers first began appearing in the 1980s, more artists began trying new ways of creating art using them. Jeff Wall (b.1946) manipulated photographs digitally to create fantasy images that appear realistic (inspired by Surrealist art), while Heath Bunting started Irational.org in 1994 and continues to explore the potential of ways in which everyone can

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