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How Artists Around the World Have Shaped the History of Art

How Artists Around the World Have Shaped the History of Art


Reimagining Art History: Breaking Down the Canon

Painting has been a part of the history of academic art in Europe, and elsewhere, for centuries. From the Renaissance to the romantic period, painting was a critical form of art, used to express ideas, feelings, and feelings of the time. 

There have been many advancements in the form of painting, from the use of oils and tempera to acrylic and watercolor.

Today, painting is still a form of academic art, with many students studying the techniques and styles of the masters from the past.

The Renaissance period is often referred to as thebirth of modern painting. During this period, artists began to explore the use of linear perspective, color theory, light and shadow, and realism. Humanism, a philosophical movement that emphasized the importance of individual perspective and experience, had a major influence on the style of painting in the Renaissance. Artists began to create works that focused on the human form and the beauty of nature.

The Baroque period saw a departure from the traditional ways of the Renaissance in painting. During this time, there was a rise in the use of dramatic effects and dramatic compositions. Artists often used exaggerated expressions and dramatic lighting to create more dynamic works. Art during this time was often characterized by a darker, more intense palette.

During the 18th century, the French Academy of Fine Arts had a major influence on the development of academic painting. The Academy was a great center of artistic education and production, where students worked to refine their technique and refine the works of the masters. The Academy stressed the importance of composition, balance, proportion, and color. The 19th century saw the rise of the modern style of painting that is still seen today.

This style of painting was influenced by romanticism, which was characterized by its use of emotion, subjectivity, and imagination. Artists sought to express in paint what could not be expressed in words. The use of symbols, allegories, and metaphors allowed artists to explore their emotional depth.

The early 20th century ushered in the emergence of abstract art, which put the emphasis on the artist‘s personal vision and subjective content of the works. Artists started to apply abstract principles to landscapes, still lifes, and figurative works, allowing them to explore color, form, and light in new ways.

Abstract expressionism was another major influence in painting during this period. This style used spontaneous brushwork and bold colors to create emotionally charged works. Since the mid20th century, painting has continued to evolve and has been influenced by many different art styles and movements. The most prominent of these styles include modernism, pop art, minimalism, postmodernism, and neoexpressionism.

Modernism was characterized by its rejection of traditional artistic styles and its exploration of the relationship between art, culture, and society.

Pop art was a movement that employed the use of bright colors, repetition, and irony. Minimalism focused on creating works with few elements and abstract forms.

Postmodernism focused on questioning the traditional functions, materials, and techniques of art making.

Neoexpressionism was a movement that combined expressive brushwork with imagery and strong colors.

Today, painting is still an important form of academic art. Students continue to study traditional techniques and styles as well as experiment

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