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Category: Art History

Young British Artists; contemporary art

The YBA, or Young British Artist, movement emerged from a young group of artists who had attended the Goldsmiths and Royal College of Art fine arts courses in the late 1980s. They began their professional careers exhibiting together and using a range of controversial and attention grabbing tactics which leveraged considerable media attention. The first […]

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Neo-Expressionism; contemporary art

The lines dividing different art movements and periods are always blurred, and neo-expressionism was one of those movements that fell across some of those dividing lines; those between modern art and contemporary art, in a postmodernist phase. Where minimalism had reacted against abstract expressionism, neo expressionist artists reacted back against minimalism, putting intense subjectivity into […]

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Key minimalist artists

One of the most extreme of the abstract art forms, minimalist art evolved as a reaction to abstract expressionism, seeking to remove personal ideals and symbolism from art entirely to leave just the work of art itself, and the space in which it was exhibited to confer any kind of meaning on the viewer. Seeping […]

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Installation art; contemporary art

In the modern era of art galleries, particularly those with a focus on contemporary art, it’s hard to imagine not seeing example of Installation Art, but the concept only truly began to emerge in the 1970s, as the Modern Art era was fading and a postmodernist era was beginning. As a term Installation Art applies […]

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Lenticular print products through time

Although it had various predecessors, such as tabula scalata and double portraits, true lenticular pictures emerged in the early 1900s, and it took until the 1950s for a true commercial application of them to emerge, through Victor Anderson’s Vari-Vue product. Arriving at a time when consumerism, public relations, and pop culture was about to explode, […]

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Key social realist artists

A movement which grew from a desire to represent a more easily recognisable reality, at a time when much of Modern Art was turning abstract, Social Realism built on earlier waves of realist movement and the Ashcan School to create art which documented everyday reality for working class and poor people in Depression-era America. It […]

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Modern art movements; minimalism

Minimalism emerged at a time when abstract expressionism dominated the art scene, and in the emerging tradition of modern art, a small group of artists developed styles that reacted to it. Simplicity ruled; basic geometric shapes, single colours, and basic industrial materials created a deeply anonymous aesthetic, devoid of symbolism or emotion, and focused on […]

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Modern art movements; social realism

The early 20th Century was a tumultuous period in art, and also the wider world, with wars, revolutions, and huge shifts in geopolitics and society. Artists were reconsidering what art was too and increasingly seeking to tear up the past, which these major worldwide events fed into and inspired. The First World War impacted so […]

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Key Surrealist artists

Surrealism sought to explore dreams and the unconscious, originating amongst writers and poets seeking ways to bring their subconscious into reality, creating a super-reality in the process. Often featuring surprising juxtapositions and subjects, the artists within the movement took inspiration from the Dadaists and psychoanalysis, exploring techniques like automatism and dream analysis to create images […]

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Key Futurist Artists

An important bridging point between the early Modern Art movements of cubism, fauvism, expressionism, and later movements such as constructivism, surrealism, and dada, the Futurist movement was an Italian-led movement, and focused hard of visualising future. It sought out content of the future such as technology, aeroplanes, and city scapes, as well as a style […]

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