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Analysis and historical study of Russian composer Modest Mussorsky and his most popular work, Pictures at an Exhibition.
Published by Ileen Zovluck 91 months ago in Art & Art History | +2 votes | 4 comments
The Anti Design movement emerged in Italy in the late 1960s. It was allied with postmodernism and reacted against the doctrines of the Modern Movement. In this period, conventional Italian design was seen as the pinnacle of good taste and elegance. The Anti Design movement was made up of various avant-garde groups.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +11 votes | 7 comments
The advent of the machine in the nineteenth-century had such significance that the subsequent years can legitimately be termed the Machine Age. Among the great number of cultural changes engendered by this new era was the adoption of a machine aesthetic in the fields of architecture and design. This was of central importance to the Modern Movement as it provided a means by which its practitioners could engage with what they regarded as the spirit of the age.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +11 votes | 12 comments
Modernism was the cultural response to modernity – an age characterised by industrialisation, the 'democratisation of luxury', the rise of the metropolis, an accompanying decline in ruralism, rapid technological progress, and the growth of consumerism. The critic Meyer Schapiro argued that these social changes had direct influence on the development of visual art in this period. He attributed the features of Modernism to external factors, not simply an art-historical chain of cause and effec...
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +5 votes | 3 comments
Led by the poet F. T. Marinetti, the Italian Futurist movement was opposed to ‘all that is old and worm eaten’ in both art and society. Their work had a dual purpose: to refute moribund traditions, and to create a new art that would encapsulate the mental and environmental changes of modernity.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +7 votes | 8 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 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +18 votes | 10 comments
The Aesthetic Movement achieved notoriety as a flamboyant cultural phenomenon in the 1870s, but its essential components developed in the work of serious artist long before then. In the 1850s and 60s, trends such as RossettiÂ’s medievalism, a revival of classicism, and interest in French realism and Japanese prints were developing. These tendencies, combined with a reaction to the particularity of Genre painting and to literary, moralistic art, formed the basis of Aestheticism.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +10 votes | 8 comments
What are the differences between American and British Pop Art?
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +12 votes | 13 comments
What were the main elements of Romantic art theory? What influence have these ideas had on subsequent ways of thinking about the meaning and significance of the visual arts (including film)?
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +6 votes | 2 comments
The Sistine Chapel ceiling reveals a clear attempt on Michelangelo's part to reconcile Christian values with Platonic belief.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +10 votes | 8 comments
No coherent style, as with other artistic movements, connects those whom we now regard as Romantic. Since their work so often involves the rendering of visionary and imaginative elements from their personal worlds, the subject matter is, by nature, individual and unique to each of them. Yet inasmuch as our definition of 'Romantic' exists on this basis, I believe we can safely conclude that Lambeth's greatest prophet was indeed one of them.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +7 votes | 5 comments
Many Cubist paintings depict objects from multiple viewpoints.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +8 votes | 7 comments
Saint-Sebastian so much reflects beauty and eroticism that the martyr boy has become an emblematic icon of Love and Death.
Published by Francois Hagnere 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +16 votes | 12 comments
MichelangeloÂ’s is one the great men whose contribution to the world of arts and architecture cannot be erased out of history. Most of the paintings in the St. PeterÂ’s Basilica in Vatican City were made by him.
Published by Godwill 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +16 votes | 4 comments
The Mona Lisa Smile, what has she got to be so happy about.
Published by Dione Morrison 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +32 votes | 12 comments
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