Reference to Modern Art History

I was offered a range of different styles of art which my work might connect too. These are just a quick rundown of what they are.

Expressionism

”Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality.” [1]

“Scream, The” [Credit: National Gallery, Oslo, Norway/Bridgeman Art Library, London/SuperStock]

Edvard Munch, Scream, 1893

”Expressionism, artistic style in which the artist seeks to depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse within a person. The artist accomplishes this aim through distortion, exaggeration, primitivism, and fantasy and through the vivid, jarring, violent, or dynamic application of formal elements. In a broader sense Expressionism is one of the main currents of art in the later 19th and the 20th centuries, and its qualities of highly subjective, personal, spontaneous self-expression are typical of a wide range of modern artists and art movements.”[2]

 

Surrealism

”Surrealism began as a philosophical movement that said the way to find truth in the world was through the subconscious mind and dreams, rather than through logical thought. The movement included many artists, poets, and writers who expressed their theories in their work.”[3]

Man Ray, Mannequin, 1938

Sources;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressionism

http://www.britannica.com/art/Expressionism

http://www.ducksters.com/history/art/surrealism.php

 

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