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August 25, 2019

The Origins of Expressionism, an Evocative Movement Inspired by Emotional Experience

There are many movements that comprise what we know today as “modern art.” In each case, artists sought to achieve a likeminded goal—regardless of their own style preferences. Impressionists, for example, reimagined ephemeral moments in time on canvas. Post-Impressionists explored the mind of the artists, while the Fauves took an expressive approach to art. And the Expressionists, a group of figures with eclectic artistic tastes, aimed to elicit emotion.

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August 24, 2019

Landscape Paintings Celebrate the Healing Beauty of the Outdoors

Artist Ariel Lee pays homage to the power of the outdoors through contemporary landscape painting. Her colorful works focus on grand, sweeping scenery with precise brushstrokes,  presenting a love letter to both natural beauty and the therapeutic effect that it can have. “It puts everything into perspective for me,” Lee tells My Modern Met. “Being outdoors is similar to a reset button—I can feel the tension build when I’m away too long.

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August 23, 2019

Here Are Ways That Anyone Can Help Protect the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest may be the lungs of our planet, but it’s currently in trouble. A record number of fires are currently burning across the Brazilian Amazon, with wildfires also raging in Bolivia. While it’s easy to feel helpless in these situations, there are actually a number of things individuals can do to contribute to the protection of the Amazon.

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August 23, 2019

Charming Hand-Painted Mugs and Bowls Capture the Enchanting Beauty of Animals

Slovenian artist Polona (of SheWolfka) transforms ordinary ceramic and enamel mugs with charming animal paintings. From pet portraits to forest creatures, the talented artist works on both personalized commissions and her own visions. “Each art piece has its own story to tell,” she says. “Each thing I create is something where I put my magic, my soul and heart to.

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