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.

Max Ernst Art The Triumph of Surrealism

Max Ernst Art

The Story of Max Ernst Art Max Ernst art shocked and enthralled in equal measure. The German-born artist was a highly-provocative yet innovative figure whose work. He was renowned for his surreal, dreamlike imagery and fought in the first World War, which he found to be an utterly traumatic experience and resulted in him condemning…

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Georges Seurat Art

Georges Seurat Art is credited with introducing an innovative painting technique and inspiring an entire artistic movement. His most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, was produced when he was 25 years old. He was the founder of Pointillism, a unique style featuring paintings produced from tiny dots of…

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Stained Glass Art

Stained Glass Art Of Medieval Cathedrals The feeling that accompanies walking into a medieval cathedral is incomparable: As you enter the cavernous main chamber of the structure, the sound of your own breath and footfalls is suddenly magnified. There is a sense of ageless continuity, as if a river of time flows beneath the building,…

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Arts and Crafts Movement

Arts and Crafts Movement (c.1860 to 1910) The Arts and Crafts movement formed in the second half of the 19th century and was made up of English designers and writers who wanted a return to well-made, handcrafted goods instead of mass-produced, poor quality machine-made items. In the 1890s the popularity of the Arts and Crafts…

Bohemian movement

Bohemian Movement: A Romantic Past, A Peripatetic Future

When most people hear the word ‘Bohemian,’ they envision eclectic decor, artfully loose, careless hair and clothing, and flamboyant jewellery, rich in the use of natural materials and semi-precious stones. The Bohemian movement is the label of counter-culture rock stars and precocious fashionistas alike, one of many commercialised images of rebellion available to those who…

Bauhaus school of art

Bauhaus School Of Art And Design

The Rise And Fall Of The Bauhaus School Of Art And Design From a modern perspective, it’s easy to underestimate the sheer power and influence of the Bauhaus school: What immediately strikes many of us upon viewing a signature Bauhaus object, such as the Wasilly Chair or the Wagenfeld Lamp, is the fact that they…

Art Deco Oakland Paramount

Art Deco Glass Designs, Metalwork, And Architecture

The year was 1925: The hardships of World War One had given way to a burst of prosperity, stifling Victorian dress had been relegated to the attic in favour of loose, comfortable clothing, and along once-quiet country lanes the roaring of engines could be heard for the first time. Around the world, youth culture had…

Post Modern Futurism

Futurism Art Movement

Futurism is an art movement that embraced the modern world and the technological advancements of the early 20th Century. Technology and speed were the ‘new beautiful’, and Futurist art was crammed with hurtling trains, diving bi-planes and racing cars. Futurists tried to evoke a palpable sense of urban modernity in their various art forms; the…

Piet Mondrian Bauhaus

Bauhaus: An Everlasting Design Legacy

Bauhaus was an artistic movement that embraced design in many of its multifarious forms. Although today closely associated with architecture, it was an attempt to connect up all forms of art and design through the social fusion of art with life. The movement was founded by German architect Walter Gropius in 1919 in Weimar, with…

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Czech Art Glass

 The Art Nouveau and Art Deco Eras After the Napoleonic wars drew to a close in 1815, Bohemia was once again free to begin a steady ascent toward to the pinnacle of glassmaking, to retake the crown that had by then been passed to England. It would take some time before the Bohemian glass artists…

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