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Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98) was an English illustrator and author. Beardsley was a member of the Aesthetic Movement, which also included Oscar Wilde and Whistler. This was a very progressive group that celebrated art for artÂ’s sake. The Aesthetic Movement rejected the repressive constraints of Victorian society. BeardsleyÂ’s drawing celebrated the decadent and the erotic.
Published by MJ5446 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +26 votes | 10 comments
Pablo Picasso along with Georges Braque pioneered the avant-garde art movement called “Cubism” in the 20th century. The cubist movement revolutionized European painting and sculpture and its influence spread to music and literature too.
Published by mdlawyer 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +4 votes | 2 comments
In 1994 by way of radiocarbon dating the oldest cave paintings to date were found in Grotte Chauvet (Chauvet Cave) in France and are dated from 30,000 BCE. But much evidence of repeated paintings found in what were called cave studios some of which span over thousands of years of use, with varying styles and techniques from different artists may mean cave painting is older than initially thought.
Published by lisa leverton 94 months ago in Art & Art History | +40 votes | 32 comments
The post-war years were a period of rapid evolution in British society. In the wake of the catastrophe that had brought all aspects of cultural production to a hiatus, many sensed an opportunity to re-address and re-invent notions of ‘Britishness’ as expressed in the arts. This became a priority for many of the figures endeavouring to fill the cultural void created by the war. Another catalyst was the influx of American images, products and ephemera. The prospect of total Americanisation...
Published by MJ5446 95 months ago in Art & Art History | +10 votes | 4 comments
The French poet and art critic Charles Baudelaire wrote a highly influential essay entitled 'The Painter of Modern Life.' This essay can be used to elucidate the work of Edouard Manet.
Published by MJ5446 96 months ago in Art & Art History | +18 votes | 10 comments
Many Cubist paintings depict objects from multiple viewpoints.
Published by MJ5446 96 months ago in Art & Art History | +8 votes | 7 comments
This article describes, in brief, the impact and history of one of the most influential art movements of all time.
Published by Kenneth Eiderman 97 months ago in Art & Art History | +7 votes | 4 comments
Moroccan art is a distinctive reflection of the creativity of the many local artists, whose ideas came from their strong Islamic history and geological layout. The brilliant colors and bold designs are seen throughout the country; from the houses, gardens, buildings, palaces, mosques, furniture, food, clothing, pottery, and even with the eclectic pulse and electrifying atmosphere that can be enjoyed throughout the cities of Morocco.
Published by Alma Galvez 98 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 14 comments
It was the most riveting of the Filipino visual art forms. For the attraction of the letras y figuras was its illusory optical effects.
Published by ecapz 100 months ago in Art & Art History | +2 votes | 3 comments
Rather than being used for utilitarian purposes as in their countries of origin, they were treated as valuables often interred with the deceased. This was part of the burial traditions of the natives before they were colonized by the European settlers.
Published by ecapz 100 months ago in Art & Art History | +2 votes | 0 comments
Women Impressionists joined the Paris Cafe Group later than male artists. They were not exposed to the changing world of art because of the restrictions placed on them.
Published by Louie Jerome 101 months ago in Art & Art History | +8 votes | 5 comments
The Impressionists broke away from neoclassical art and brought in a fresh natural style that paved the way for modern art.
Published by Louie Jerome 101 months ago in Art & Art History | +7 votes | 1 comments
Published by Louie Jerome 102 months ago in Art & Art History | +4 votes | 1 comments
The quintessential water-vessel carried by solders & explorers in times of peace and in times of war: the canteen bottle has evolved through the ages and is still practical and useful today.
Published by thestickman 106 months ago in Art & Art History | +0 votes | 2 comments
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Published by Sy Kravitz 110 months ago in Art & Art History | +8 votes | 0 comments
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