Modernist art variety in a nutshell.
Art Nouveau: New Art for a New Age
Wildly popular at the turn of the 20th century, Art Nouveau is often considered to be one of the first forms of modern art
Fauvism : Wild Beasts in the Art World
Although the movement was short-lived, Fauvism is often considered to be the first revolutionary art movement of the 20th century.
Footloose and Fancy Free: 18th Century Rococo Art
A style of the aristocracy, Rococo art reflected a carefree and elegant lifestyle
Henri Rousseau - Modern Artist
A ‘painter’s painter’ whose work inspired fellow artists Picasso, Léger, and Kandinsky. I will discuss Rousseau’s style of ‘magical realism’.
Impressionism [offsite link]
This site will introduce you to impressionist art and to the lives and works of some of the major painters of impressionism.
Matisse – Modern Artist & Colorist Extraordinaire
The ‘mighty’ Matisse was admired and threatened by Picasso. Matisse’s use of the color red is legendary, but little may be known of his family carrying on his legacy.
Modern Art on US Forever Postage Stamps
To commemorate 100 years (1913-2013) after the Armory Show in New York, the USPS celebrates the work of twelve modern artists who have ‘forever’ influenced the world of art.
Neoclassicism : A Return to the Classics
Neoclassicism represented a return to the classic art of Rome and Greece
Orientalist Art in the 19th Century [offsite link]
A guide to the art of the Orientalist movement, which arose during the time of Napoleon´s invasion of Egypt at the dawn of the 19th century
Romanticism : Emotion and Attitude
The Romantic Movement in the 19th century was contrary to the Rococo style of the previous century and became a revival of many styles in art, literature and music.
Surrealistic Art and the Unconscious Mind
Influenced by the theories of Freud and Jung, Surrealistic art expressed the unconscious mind
The Amore Gallery of Impressionist Art [offsite link]
A charming site that includes biographical information about the major Impressionist artist as well as examples of their work
The Manner of Mannerism
Mannerism employed the use of complex composition, overly stylized figures and postures, and dramatic themes.
The National Gallery of Art: French Painting of the 19th Century [offsite link]
An overview of selected French artists of this time period and their works, as well as historical information on the Impressionst movement
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood [offsite link]
Contains a brief history of the movement with an excellent list of links to artists and artwork
The Pre-Raphaelite Mystique [offsite link]
A visually appealing site that describes the history of the movement and the artists that played a major role in it
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