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Art Movements: Learn about Important Periods in Art History

The Baroque art movement began during the early 17th century in Italy and lasted over a century throughout Europe. As a style,. . . read more

The De Stijl art movement (Neo-Plasticism) had just one goal: to make art that was as simple and as basic as possible. De Stijl. . . read more

Within the first two decades of the 20th century, a new art movement began that was unlike any other—Cubism. Started by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, most Cubist works are immediately. . . read more

The Surrealist art movement began with André Breton, a French writer interested in Sigmund Freud's analysis of the subconscious. . . read more

What is Dada really? Is it an art movement? A way of thinking? The truth is, Dada art is in every possible way the opposite of. . . read more

Art Nouveau was an exceptionally popular art movement in the late 1800's, beginning around 1880 and lasting into the second decade of the 20th century. It was so popular in fact, that many of us still recognize it when we see it,. . . read more

Art Deco was an art movement that lasted from the 1920s until around 1940. It began in France with a group of French decorators,. . . read more

As movements go, Abstract Expressionism is a little tricky to describe because it revolved primarily around the individuality of. . . read more

The term Impressionism (or Impressionist) is a rather popular word in art circles—sometimes it seems that once a painting is labeled as having an Impressionist style, it has an extra air of appeal about it that it didn’t before. But even though the word itself may have become a catch-phrase, it does have a specific meaning; so for those of you who aren’t completely sure. . . read more

Fauvism was a brief art movement made up of several young Parisian painters at the beginning of the 20th century. Led by Henri. . . read more

I came across a great discussion between several bloggers last week about the differences between "arts" and “crafts” and how. . . read more




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