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Symbolism – Modern Art movements

Symbolism emerged in Modern Art just before the turn of the century, as artists began to push much further into ways they could communicate their ideas. Emerging in novels and poetry as well as art, Symbolism grew mostly from French, Russian, and Belgian artists reacting against naturalism and realism; other art forms had already begun […]

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Impressionism: Modern Art periods

Impressionism was one of the first really big shifts in approaches to art, that signified the beginning of the Modern Art period. By today’s standards, Impressionist paintings look quite traditional and old-fashioned, but the artists were the radicals of their time, the equivalent of today’s political street artists or NFT creators. Impressionists never tried to […]

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More pop artist masters and their work

Pushing deeper into the Pop Artist movement, we meet five more of the art form’s most exciting and significant artists. Tom Wesselmann Starting his art career sketching cartoons while he was in the military, he went on to study at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and began selling cartoon strips to magazines. At the age […]

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Expressionism: Modern Art Movements

Expressionism first emerged around the turn of the century alongside numerous other avant-garde Modernist movements which aimed to rethink approaches to art and literature, that helped artists escape the limitations of traditional artistic representation. Expressionists primary ideal was to present the world in the most subjective way possible, placing things like emotion, mood, and ideas […]

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Cubism: Modern Art Movements

The avant-garde is, perhaps, inherent in Modern Art, which continually sought to push boundaries and discover new frontiers, but the term first began to be associated with art and culture around the turn of the century as Modern Art accelerated its escape from art tradition. Impressionism had dominated for some time, and as things shifted […]

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Art Galleries for the best Modern Art

A last look at some of the world’s largest and most well curated Modern Art galleries. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France With a focus on the first half of the Modern Art movement, rather than contemporary artists, the gallery collection consists mostly of French art from 1850 to 1915. This includes one of the largest collections […]

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Algorithm art yesterday and today

Generative and algorithm art have become hot topics recently, particularly in the NFT art market where, along with much digital art, they have found an eager audience of buyers, however; whilst many headlines insist these “AI” generated images are a remarkable new phase in art, in truth it’s a resurgence of one with a history […]

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Pop Artist lists: four more of the best

For every major star Pop Artist that the whole world knows, like Warhol, or Lichtenstein, or Hockney, there are many more who made important contributions but get seen comparitively little outside of art world circles and art galleries. Below are four more outstanding artists from the Pop Art period, and beyond; though the movement is […]

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Dada: Modern Art movements series

The First World War had many significant impacts on the world and society, and naturally it impacted on art and artists as well, who began to react almost as soon as it had started. The Modern Art period and it’s ideas of changing everything art was already ran strong, and avant-garde movements such as Cubism […]

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More Modern Art movement leaders

In our continuing series of blogs on some of the greatest artists from the Modern Art movement, we take a brief look over the careers of five more of the greats. Abstract Expressionists Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, Symbolist artist Gustav Klimt, Surrealist artist René Magritte, and the great outsider who often goes ignored […]

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