Modernism– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Modernism– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Category: 1 (Foundations)

Category: 2 (History)

Modernism- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Foundations” and “History” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Modernism is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in Modernism renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- The beginnings in the late nineteenth century, After World War II (mainly the visual and performing arts) & Differences between modernism and postmodernism.

There are other art movements such as “Futurism,” “Contemporary art,” and “Neoclassicism” which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Modernism come from other art styles such as Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, and Édouard Manet.

This art movement (Modernism) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “American Gothic,” “The happiness of life,” and “Chop Suey.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “We are Making a New World” comes at first place which is beautiful, “Nighthawks,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Modernism student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Foundations (artistic approach)” and “History (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Foundations”-A Category.

MODERNISM was an art movement, and if you want to read about Modernism comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, and Édouard Manet.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Modernism Characteristic section.

Modernism- Characteristics

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Modernism- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Modernism?

Modernism is an art movement, and the Modernism artist tries to express artistic thought through Modernism paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, and Henri Matisse who defined this art style through their artworks such as “American Gothic,” “The happiness of life” and “Chop Suey.”

Thus Modernism is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Futurism,” “Contemporary art,” “Neoclassicism” etc.

  1. Why is Modernism still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Modernism paintings/artworks and fame of Modernism artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “American Gothic,” “The happiness of life” and “We are Making a New World.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “American Gothic,” “We are Making a New World,” “Chop Suey.”

These Modernism paintings show the popularity of this art style. Pablo Picasso, Édouard Manet, and Henri Matisse are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Modernism?

Modernism is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Modernism was the way of expression for “Édouard Manet,” “Henri Matisse,” and “Pablo Picasso.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Foundations” and “History.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Modernism artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Modernism artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Foundations) and visual expression (History).

  1. What are the features of Modernism?

This art style is trendy; Modernism emerged in 19th centuries as a/an Modernism movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Piet Mondrian,” “Pablo Picasso” and “Édouard Manet.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Modernism movement, then you should read about “Pablo Picasso” and “Louise Bourgeois.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Foundations” and “History.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

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Modernism- Introduction of these artists.

1st PABLO PICASSO– Pablo Picasso is the artist of Modernism art movement who played a vital role in the Modernism art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is 25 October 1881, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Modernism artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Modernism art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Chop Suey,” “The happiness of life,” “American Gothic,” “Nighthawks” and “We are Making a New World.”

Notable works:- Family of Saltimbanques (1905) & The Weeping Woman (1937).

Qualification:- Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker).

2nd LOUISE BOURGEOIS– The date of birth of Louise Bourgeois is 25 December 1911, this artist was born during the Modernism period when the Modernism art movement was on the peak wherein Louise Bourgeois had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is 25 DECEMBER 1911, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Sorbonne Academy of the Grande Chaumière (French-American artist).

Notable works:- Bourgeois’s Maman sculpture & London’s Tate Modern Turbine Hall, 2006.

Qualification:- Sorbonne Academy of the Grande Chaumière (French-American artist).

3rd HENRI MATISSE– This name also emerged during the Modernism art movement. The artwork demand of Henri Matisse is a little bit lesser than Pablo Picasso.

But the artworks of this artist (Henri Matisse) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Julian Academy, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French artist).

Notable works:- Woman with a Hat (1905) & Blue Pot and Lemon (1897).

Qualification:- Julian Academy, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French artist).

4th PIET MONDRIAN– The artistic qualification of this artist is- Rijksakademie of visual arts (Dutch painter and theoretician).  Piet Mondrian is the artist of the Modernism art movement who also played a vital role in the Modernism art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is 7 March 1872, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as Rijksakademie of visual arts (Dutch painter and theoretician).

Notable works:- Victory Boogie Woogie (1942–44) & Mondrian dresses by Yves Saint Laurent.

Qualification:- Rijksakademie of visual arts (Dutch painter and theoretician).

5th ÉDOUARD MANET– The date of birth of this artist is 23 January 1832, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- Collège Rollin (French modernist painter). The artworks demand of Édouard Manet is a little bit lesser than Pablo Picasso.

But then also, paintings of this Modernism artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Olympia, 1863 & The Fifer (Le Fifre), 1866.

Qualification:- Collège Rollin (French modernist painter).

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