Art Movements

From Arts and Crafts to Steampunk and everything in between. Articles in this category focus on Art Movements, primarily from the 19th Century to today.

Raku Ceramics

Raku Ceramics – Pottery and Art

Raku Ceramics – In the Beginning Raku ceramics originally gained fame in Japan before spreading across the world. It is known that during the 16th century, the Japanese tea master, Sen no Rikyu started to make a hand-moulded tea bowls for use in the wabi-styled tea ceremony. These tea bowls had a seal that bore the Chinese…

Street Art – Style, Sabotage and Subversion

Street art, which encompasses graffiti art, is typically used to describe images or text drawn on walls and/or buildings. Most street artists tend to favour spray paint, although many are also using standard acrylic paint and brushes. Chalk is favoured by others, although you will notice that they tend to use the pavement as their…

Andy Warhol Art Marilyn

Andy Warhol Art

Andy Warhol Art is world famous and instantly recognisable, as is the man himself. Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola, 6 August 1928 – 22 February 1987) was a key figure behind the Pop Art movement.  He was the third child of Czechoslovakian immigrants, from a working-class neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, USA. Andy Warhol is considered to…

Jackson Pollock Art Convergence

Jackson Pollock Art – Abstract Expressionism & ‘Drip’ Painting

Born in 1912, Jackson Pollock was a world-famous American painter who is considered to be the ‘main man’ behind the abstract expressionist movement. Abstract expressionist paintings, like Jackson Pollock art, share several broad characteristics. They show forms not drawn from the real world and can often look chaotic. In particular, abstract expressionism often features gestural brush-strokes and…

Leonor Fini Art

Leonor Fini Art

Leonor Fini is widely agreed to be one of the most significant female artists of the twentieth century. Her lengthy career included not only paintings but graphic design, product design, theatre set design and book illustrations. Fini was born in 1907 in Bueno Aires and grew up in Italy, raised by her mother. She was…

Henri Rousseau Art

Henri Rousseau Art

Henri Rousseau was born in France in 1844. He achieved modest success at school overall, but fared far better in music and art. He left school and worked for a lawyer for some time, before joining the army in 1863 and serving for four years. When his father died in 1868, he moved to Paris…

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The Memphis Group: Meet the Design Firm Behind the 80s ‘Look’

The ‘80s: Whether you view this decade’s style as being wonderfully bold or frankly hideous, there’s no denying the fact that it left a lasting imprint on popular culture. Indeed, the 1980’s aesthetic has been revived so often that one could be forgiven for thinking it never really went away in the first place. Instead,…

Francisco Goya Art

Francisco Goya was a painter and etcher regarded as one of the finest artists ever to emerge from Spain. He was mainly active during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and his work is regarded as a substantial influence on expressionism, impressionism and romanticism. The artist was born in 1746, and it’s thought his…

Camille Pissarro art self-portrait

Camille Pissarro Art

The French landscape artist Camille Pissarro was born on the island of St Thomas in the Danish West Indies in 1830 and is noted for his contribution to Impressionist and Postimpressionist art. Known for his quote “it is absurd to look for perfection”, the artist started to experiment with art after moving to Paris at…

Andre Breton Art

André Breton Art

André Breton art provocateur extraordinaire was a surrealist writer and poet who is known as the father of the Surrealist art movement. Breton was born in 1896 in Normandy, and the most famous André Breton works include the Surrealist Manifesto (or Manifeste du Surrealisme), the novels Nadja and Mad Love (or L’Amour Fou). The artist…

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