In the 1870s, forward-thinking artists in France set modern art into motion when they established Impressionism. By the turn of the 20th century, several modernist movements were in full-swing across the country, including Art Nouveau and Post-Impressionism. By 1905, Fauvism had also found its footing, putting color-minded artists like Raoul Dufy on the map. While Dufy got his start as a watercolorist, his polychromatic practice evolved over his 50-year-career.
Throughout the 20th century, several styles of avant-garde art helped shape modern art.
As an artist that emerged in the aftermath of World War II, Francis Bacon explored feelings like pain, fear, and...
As a pioneer of Norwegian Expressionism, painter Edvard Munch is known for his deep investigations into the human psyche. His most recognizable artwork, The Scream, remains a touchstone in the history of art. Since its creation in 1893, this painting has remained an iconic commentary on human anguish and suffering, but often people know quite little about its creator. So who was Edvard Munch and what led him to create such a powerful piece of art?
Fascinated by new industry and thrilled by what laid ahead, the early 20th-century Futurists carved out a place in history.
In the 1920s, forward-thinking artists began looking to the glitz and grit of industry for inspiration.
Bold, innovative, progressive, experimental—all words that describe art that pushes boundaries and creates change. These characteristics are also all associated with a term that is often used but sometimes misconceived—avant-garde. The French term, which translates to “advance guard” or “vanguard,” refers to something visionary and ahead of its time. Used frequently to discuss artistic contributions to society and culture, avant-garde is responsible for some of the most memorable works in history.
Throughout the course of art history, certain works have come to define movements.
Though he may have some of the most famous pop art paintings of all time, how much do you really know about Roy Lichtenstein? The American pop artist (known for his brilliant comic-based artwork) was part of a revolutionary new movement that sprung from New York in the 1960s.
A pioneer of 20th-century art, Dutch-American painter Willem de Kooning rose to prominence together with a group of post-World War...
In the early to mid-20th century, many American artists flocked to the country's major metropolises.