Passion For Art

1925-Present Day

Aaron Coberly

Aaron+Coberly+1971+-+American+Figurative+Impressionist+painter+-+Tutt'Art@+(12)

Aaron Smith

Aaron-Smith_web10

Adam Miller

painting by Adam Miller

Adolfo Estrada

Pintura_1212

Agaphya Belaja

12600_535

Ai Xuan

21600_629

Aleah Chapin

artwork_images_425883860_736243_aleah-chapin

Alex Kanevsky

workImageBig_alex-kanevsky-jfh-with- horses

Alex Lashkevich

9600_803

Alex Roulette

3490042838_6062ee5189_o

Alexandar Millar

am05009_alexander_millar_airplanes

Alvin Chong

self_portrait_by_arty147

Alyssa Monks

charade

Amber Lia-Kloppel

Talk

Amy Guidry

Picture-78

Amy Shackleton

risingfelicity6600_446

Ana Teresa Fernandez

fernandez_press2-02

Andrea Kemp

Untitled_2010_32x40_oil.preview

Andrew Tischler

mount-earnslaw

Angela Cunningham

794577_orig

Anna Youngers

youngwomangirlwithredheadscarf

Anne Magill

34-105-thickbox

AnneM Kornachuk

running-bride-nike

Annick Bouvattier

annick_bouvattier8600_607

Anthony Cashman

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Anwen Keeling

bm_11b

Arina

0_0_0_0_496_374_csupload_46886854

Ashley Wood

153

Audrey Flack

Bev Jozwiak

Bev-Jozwiak_3600_396

Birim

l_bir10003_birim_free spirits i

Bob Barker

l_bb09004_bob_barker_for you my love

Brian MacNeil

Brian-MacNeil_2600_731

Camie Davis

petrushka01-filtered

Carolin Judith Peters

theguide_0

Carrie Graber

carrie-graber

Casey Baugh

casey-baugh-15559_672

Catherine Abel

reclining-nude2

Cesar Santos

20110202_santos_cesar_self_portrait_with_palette_large600_720

Chen Hongqing

Chen-Hongqing_6600_755

Chloe Early

Chloe-Early_web14

Christine Comyn

ccxx05_christine_comyn_reclining

Claire Bridge

CLaireBridgeRising Tides600

Colin Staples

Colin Staples 1959 - Argentine Figurative and Portrait painter - Tutt'Art@ (26)

Cristian Blanxer

771e53227ea8491bd083ba8b552edccf

Cynthia Westwood

cynthia_westwood_10

Daisy Boman

l_dbm07006_daisy_boman_walk with me

Dale Kennington

perfect_stranger

Damian Loeb

darling-large-1024x512

Dan Witz

70-commercial-st-square-_flat_-copy

Daniel Del Orfano

daniel_del_orfano10600_772

Daniel Uytterhaeghe

diluvia_a_roma_by_daniel_uytterhaeghe600_600

Danielle Richard

4600_416

Danny Abrahams

DA001

David Farrant

df03001_david_farrant_etude ii

David Larson Evans

2813

David Palumbo

boris_by_david-palumbo563_700

Dean Fisher

workImageBig_241939_118800961594859_1400881966_o

Denis Peterson

20101023_indiana_in_new_york_by_denis_peterson-600x662

Douglas Hoffman

4.1.1

Duffy Sheridan

duffy_sheridan1600_811

Dusan Malobabic

rainy_city_by_dusanmalobabic-d5mphmw

Ed Fairburn

maps-3

Edwige Fouvry

workImageBig_pretendant02-16x16

Emanuel Rodríguez

Emanuel-Rodríguez_web17

Emilii Wilk

Emilii-Wilk_13600_602

Eric Zener

gliding_36x70_2007

Erika Craig

transcendence_by_eirescei-d5ex4g4_by_Erika-Craig600_448

Erin Anderson

17

F. Scott Hess

F.-Scott-Hess_web8

Fabian Perez

study-for-tango-2

Fan Xuexian

5600_624

Fletcher Sibthorp

fsxx070_fletcher_sibthorp_blue shadows

Francine Van Hove

Coïncidence-détail074

George Morton-Clark

Glennray Tutor

Picture-41

Grace Kotze

Male_figure_standing_40cm_x_26cm_oil_on_canvas

Gregory Thielker

suspension_by_gregory_thielker600_448

Hamish Blakely

l_hb08006_hamish_blakely_tango rouge

Harding Meyer

2118

Henderson Cisz

hc07020_henderson_cisz_black cabs

Herry Arifin

image3083

Holly Bedrosian

next

Hu Ming

pla-art-1

Iman Maleki

iman_maleki04

Irene Sheri

Irene-Sheri_10600_1043-589x1024

Jack Vettriano

293-598-large

Jason Bard Yarmosky

Kinder love_yarmosky

Jean Hildebrant

jean_hildebrant_1600_594

Jeff Rowland

jr09006_jeff_rowland_as time goes by

Jennifer Cronin

1821594_orig

Jesús Villarreal

Villarreal- Lupita

Joan Marti

Joan-Marti_8600_778 (1)

Joe Simpson

25600_277

John Bampfield

john_bampfield_harbour_street_scene

Jonathan Janson

Jordan Sokol

00010

Jose Rivas

Josef Kote

Josef-Kote_10600_587

Joshua Bronaugh

DSC03635

Julia Randall

randall_lure_1_06_18x23.75

Julmard Vicente

julmard-vicente-_3600_800

Justyna Kopania

Justyna-Kopania_1600_419

Kal Gajoum

Kal-Gajoum_Web12

Karen Eland

Karen-Eland-coffee-painting10

Kasia Domanska

kasiadomanska2600_359

Kate Lehman

susmita2_1

Kathrin Longhurst

724

Kathryn Morris Trotter

Kay Ruane

Kay Ruane 1956 ~ American painter - Outside the window - Tutt'Art@

Konstantin Razumov

konstantin_razumov__17600_749

Krassimir Kolev

1228

Kristi Ropeleski

flyingv_big

Kristin Kung

Star-2008-17X23-oil-on-linen

Lauren Tilden

z_x_Tilden.L.C

Lea Colie Wight

five-minute-break

Leonid Afremov

img_106875_6ca9a41331130ac616d660b5a855a591

Lesley Anne Derks

l_lad09005_lesley_anne_derks_afterglow

Leslie Adams

scarf

Li Guijun

7600_1061

Louise Fenne

2007-Study-of-Stine

LS Lowry

Going to Work

Maja Wronska

maja-3

Mark Edwards

me10004_mark_edwards_two brothers

Mark Grieves

l_mg10003_mark_grieves_music

Mark Keller

1723

Mark Spain

l_ms08009_mark_spain_forever you

Marta Penter

Marta-Penter_6600_402

Matthew Cook

war16_big

Michele Del Campo

michele_del_campo29600_600

Micko Vic

a241e17863fd5a32cbabd9c2cf71ec3d-d5movby

Mike Worrall

seekers_of_the_truth600_400

Nadia Lazizi

cache_2429318331

Nancy Cuevas

Egg.480x

Natalia Fabia

20101214_dreamescape_19-600x599

Natalie Italiano

fig05

Natalie Richy

Natalie-Richy-The-National-Gallery-06

Nathalie Vogel

lettinggo

Neil Dawson

Nicole Alger

misspaggett

Nikolai Shurygin

Nikolai-Shurygin-3

Omar Ortiz

pintando-enfoque

Paul Roberts

little_sister_2600_491

Paul van Dongen

7fc6a04

Pauline Adair

BlondeCurls

Peregrine Heathcote

Peregrine-Heathcote-Oil-Paintings03

Pino Daeni

pino-remember-when

Rachel Bess

catch_and_release72dpi

Rob Gonzalves

gonsalves-cold-comfort

Rob Hefferan

rhn08001_rob_hefferan_timeless elegance

Ron Di Scenza

ron_di_scenza17600_804

Santiago Carbonell

Santiago Carbonell - Tutt'Art@

Scott Carruthers

Serge Marshennikov

20110227_1761600_399

Sharon Knettell

ashley-big

Silvia Pelissero

about_a_new_place___project_by_agnes_cecile600_404

Stefani Tewes

figurative-3

Stephen Wiltshire

1999_hard

Steve Hanks

18600_931

Steve Parkes

Queen Victoria Memorial

Suzy Smith

201082312847

Sylvie Botter

symphonie

Takeshi Ohgushi

46

Talantbek Chekirov

Talantbek-Chekirov6

Tara Babando

tara_babando6600_801

Tara Juneau

TaraJuneau_SoftGreen

Terence Cuneo

Terence-Cuneo-flyout

Terry Rogers

approximations_of_grace_c1

Todd Krasovetz

ABC Studios Army Wives  Military Art Titled  Wings of Hope by Artist Todd Krasovetz 12 2011 Framed 30 x 40

Tom Martin

20101024_non___gm_by_hyper_tom-600x584

Van Rainy Hecht Nielsen

20110202_reflection_large550_652

Victoria Selbach

VictoriaSelbach_ChristineAtMilleFleurs2_48x27_2011-381x701

Virginie Caillet

Virginie-Caillet-_9600_589

Vladimir Volegov

vladimir_volegov2600_750

Wang Kun

red-water-chestnut-in-my-heart

Werner Van Hoylandt

20101016_old_works_1_by_wernervanhoylandt-600x739

Willard Wigan

tiger

Willem Haenraets

willem_haenraets12600_484

William Whitaker

apprentice600_444

Xie Qiu Wa

quiet-rose

Zhang Dalun

200-1

Zoey Frank

Zoey-Frank-Travis

 

 

 

 

 

SURREALISM
(c.1924-1939)

RENÉ MAGRITTE (1898-1967) 'Time Transfixed', 1938 (oil on canvas)
RENÉ MAGRITTE (1898-1967)
‘Time Transfixed’, 1938 (oil on canvas)

Surrealism was the positive response to Dada’s negativity. Its aim, as outlined in the First Surrealist Manifesto of 1924, was to liberate the artist’s imagination by tapping into the unconscious mind to discover a ‘superior’ reality – a ‘sur-reality’. To achieve this the Surrealists drew upon the images of dreams, the effects of combining disassociated images, and the technique of ‘pure psychic automatism’, a spontaneous form of drawing without the conscious control of the mind.

The look of Surrealist art was inspired by the irrational juxtaposition of images in Dada collages, the metaphysical art of Giorgio de Chirico, and both ‘primitive’ and ‘outsider’ art.

The most influential of the Surrealist artists were Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Salvador Dali and René Magritte. The movement broke up at the outbreak of war in 1939 when several of the Surrealists left Europe for New York where they had a formative influence on the development of Abstract Expressionism.

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
(1946-1956)

JACKSON POLLOK (1912-1956) 'Full Fathom Five', 1947
JACKSON POLLOCK (1912-1956)
‘Full Fathom Five’, 1947
(oil with nails, coins, buttons, cigarette etc. on canvas)

Abstract Expressionism was the first American art style to exert an influence on a global scale. It drew upon the ‘spiritual’ approach of Kandinsky, the ‘automatism’ of the Surrealists, and a range of dramatic painting techniques.

Abstract Expressionism was also known as ‘Action Painting’, a title which implied that the physical act of painting was as important as the result itself.

The Abstract Expressionist movement embraced paintings from a wide range of artists whose work was not always purely abstract or truly expressionistic. The ‘all-over’ drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, which entangle the viewer in a skein of light, color and texture, were the biggest challenge to the interpretation of pictorial space since Cubism. The paintings of Mark Rothko bathe the spectator in a mystical world of diffuse color while the art of Robert Motherwell sets up an abstract dialogue between his ‘automatic’ calligraphy and the conscious control of shapes and colors. Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Barnet Newman and Clifford Still were other major figures associated with the movement.

 POP ART
(1954-1970)

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987 ) 'Campbell's Soup 1 (Tomato)', 1968
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987 )
‘Campbell’s Soup 1 (Tomato)’, 1968
(silkscreen on canvas)

Pop Art was the art movement that characterized a sense of optimism during the post war consumer boom of the 1950’s and 60’s. It coincided with the globalization of pop music and youth culture, personified by Elvis and The Beatles.

Pop Art was brash, colorful, young, fun and hostile to the artistic establishment. It included different styles of painting and sculpture from various countries, but what they all had in common was an interest in popular culture.

The stark look of Pop Art emerged from a fusion of Dada collages and ‘readymades’ with the imagery of the consumer culture. It was seen as an antidote to the introspection of Abstract Expressionism. The expressive techniques of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg provided the stylistic link between Abstract Expressionism and Pop but the images of celebrity and consumerism by Andy Warhol and the comic book iconography of Roy Lichtenstein represent the style as we know it today.

POP ART
(c.1964-1970)

VICTOR VASARELY (1906-1997) 'Gestalt 4', 1970 (serigraph )
VICTOR VASARELY (1906-1997)
‘Gestalt 4’, 1970 (serigraph )

Op Art is short for ‘optical art’. It was an abstract style that emerged in the 1960’s based on the illusionistic effects of line, shape, pattern and color.

Op Artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley and Richard Anuszkiewicz play with the perception of the viewer by subverting the picture plane with ambiguous shapes, shifting tones and dynamic color relationships. Although Op Art images are static they generate the illusion of movement with perceptual tricks that create an unstable picture surface. The effects of this can be so strong that you have to look away for fear of losing your balance or hurting your eyes. Needless to say that the fairground fun aspect of Op Art was very popular with the public and was quickly commercialized by the design and fashion industries.

 

MINIMALISM
(1960-1975)

FRANK STELLA (b.1936) 'Jarmolince III', 1973 (relief assemblage)
FRANK STELLA (b.1936)
‘Jarmolince III’, 1973 (relief assemblage)

Minimalism was not only a reaction against the emotionally charged techniques of Abstract Expressionism but also a further refinement of pure abstraction. It was an attempt to discover the essence of art by reducing the elements of a work to the basic considerations of shape, surface and materials.

Minimalist art used hard-edged forms and geometric grid structures. Color was simply used to define space or surface. Ad Reinhardt, whose late paintings anticipate Minimalism, put it simply, ‘The more stuff in it, the busier the work of art, the worse it is. More is less. Less is more. The eye is a menace to clear sight. The laying bare of oneself is obscene. Art begins with the getting rid of nature.’

Frank Stella, Don Judd, Robert Morris, John McCracken and Sol LeWitt were important contributors to Minimalism.

No comments yet.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: