Presentation on theme: "Modern Art of the 20 th Century Modernism – “radical experimentation to challenge traditional forms” Lesson 6."— Presentation transcript:
Modern Art of the 20 th Century Modernism – “radical experimentation to challenge traditional forms” Lesson 6
Abstract Art (1907 - onwards) a generic term a blend of Realism and Symbolism Something has been withdrawn to consider it separately Plays with visual elements: line, shape, tone, pattern, texture, or form GEORGES BRAQUE Violin and Pitcher, 1910 (oil on canvas)
Art Nouveau August Klimt The Kiss, 1908 “New Art” decorative 1890 until World War I intricate linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms.
Expressionism (1905-1925) German off shoot from Fauvism Charged with emotional vision of the world ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER The Red Tower at Halle, 1915 (oil on canvas)
Marc Chagall pioneer of modernism and a major Jewish artist. synthesized cubism and fauvism
Cubism (1907-1915) Pablo Picasso and George Braque Paris Ignores traditions of perspective Show many views of subject at one time Often drew inspiration from art from other cultures, like Africa Breaks subject into geometric shapes, then overlaps Pablo Picasso Ambroise Vollard, 1915 (oil on canvas)
Guernica – Pablo Picasso, 1937 Goal: show horrors of German carpet bombing - Evoke sympathy for Republican cause
Dadaism (1916-1922) not a style of art was a form of artistic anarchy born out of disgust for the establishment responsible WWI intent on destroying the artistic values of the past intentionally confrontational and provocative to the artistic establishment with the irrationality of their collages Purposefully provoked conservative complacency with outrageous actions at their exhibitions and meetings.
Surrealism (1924-1939) The positive response to Dada’s negativity Goal: liberate artists imagination Tap into “superior reality” Drew on images of dreams Often combined disassociated images Purposefully lacked conscious mind control RENÉ MAGRITTE Time Transfixed, 1938 (oil on canvas) Salvador Dali