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post impressionalism

-19th century; 1886-1905
-think of bright colors and visible, distinctive brushstrokes
-two trends: formal and structural values and exploring emotional content
-leisure and landscape
-geometric shapes
-distorts forms to express moods/feelings

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pointillism

process of building up colors through dots

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symbolism

-NOT interested in social concerns or subject matter or impressionists
-interested in imagination, the irrational, and mythology (but not heroes)
-disturbing, poetic, heroic

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fauvism

-French for "wild beast"
-extremely bright colors, patterns, and distinctive brushstrokes
-build forms out of pure colors
-color is either exaggerated or completely divorced from reality

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(german) expressionism

-color w/ unexpected/unusual ways
-concerned with the emotional quality of color and composition
-reinforce the emotion, observed reality doesn't matter

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Die Brucke

-a group of german expressionists established in 1911
-means "the bridge" link between the tradition and the Avant Garde
-combine spirituality of medieval art with geometric qualities
-bright colors-harsh
-angular and aggressive

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The Blue Rider (Der Blaue Reiter)

-another german expressionist group
-abstracted forms + prismatic colors
-spiritual values could counteract corruption and materialism
-flattened perspective and simple terms

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cubism

-new way of depiction space
-scenes are shown as multiple view points
-top bottom and side at the same time

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analytical cubism

-earlier forms
-fragment objects into abstract geometric forms
-more dual colors

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synthetic cubism

-later forms
-uses bright colors
-rearranges flat shapes of color to make new forms

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collage

technique that involves pasting lightweight materials or objects onto a flat surface

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futurism

-Italy
-industrial forms and inventions
-focused on the present and future
-speed, movement, energy break away from tradition

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suprematism

uses symbols, not objects or people, to render direct feelings

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Dada

-originated in Europe then extended to NY
-dude artist shared philosophy of art*
-making not recognized style "anti-art"
-nonsensical, playful, experimental response to horrors of war
-"start over"

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surrealism

-art and literature inspired by Freud's ideas
-explores the imagination, dreams, myths, fantasies, and fears
-ordinary objects are imbued with heightened importance
-odd juxtapositions of time, place, etc

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abstract expressionism

-interested in myths, dreams, inner unconscious mind
-from the Expressionists
-took focus on exploring on how paint can be applied to surface
-action painting: physical action

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color field painting

-paint applied traditionally, flat areas on unbroken color
-interested in process of making artwork
-focus solely on the experience of color
-color is the subject

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action painting

-action painters developed characteristic methods of applying paint by dripping, splattering, spraying, rolling, and throwing paint
-the result is that the final image reflects the artist's activity in the creative process

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op art

-geometric abstraction
-uses lines, colors, and shapes to create odd visual sensations

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minimalism

-happening along with pop and op art
-singular or very few geometric forms are arranged
-calm, meditative experience
-no narrative or story, just experience

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conceptualism

gets rid of traditional movements