Timeline Of Art


The Thread:
The thread which joins all the isms in the twentieth century are its
slow evolution from one period to another. As artists from one concepts
were exploring a certain idea that led to another either just for the sake
of the curiosity or by sheer boredom. Therefore my paper deals with the
evolution of different isms in this century. Fauvism:
From 1904-7, for a very brief period, a few Paris painters evolved a
style of painting that earned the name Les Fauves (wild beasts). Henri
Matisse, Andre Derain and Maurice Vlaminck were the major contributors to
this style of painting which gained popularity due to its apparent freedom
of expression with the use of pure colors and ...

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movements as Cubism was, but was
a erratic process of experiments with possibilities suggested by the post-
impressionist painters.

Cubism:

Cubism, which began very shortly after Fauvism, is exemplified by
Pablo Picasso. In this movement the flattened space including background
and foreground are related in a new and more abrupt manner. The first
effect is of a camera in motion, a kaleidoscopic impression of the solid
portions of the figure. This certain feature can be contrasted to the
impressionist movements' works. Added to this kaleidoscopic quality is
another new element. Picasso and his Cubist colleagues disintegrated the
form into a series of simultaneously viewed but different aspects of the
same subject. A cubist painter, to achieve a greater understanding, walked
about the subject, observing it from significant various angles and
recording them as his impressions of form. But this procedure led to
actual destruction of form and its reduction to a series of ...

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World War II the paintings' movement had gathered
considerable momentum. The political realities of the time- from 1943 to
early 1950s- the War, the Holocaust in Europe, the apparent threat of the
world destruction by atomic bomb, the conservative reaction of McCarthyism
in United States and even intensified hurly burly of city life-resulted in
a movement called Abstract Expressionism. Abstract Expressionism combined
two tendencies already evident in the twentieth century; the drive to
create totally abstract works and express emotion through the use of
brilliant colors. The leading figure of this new painting style was
Jackson Pollock, who produced his large works by dribbling ...

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