“I saw cats without smiles, but a smile without a cat …” – Lewis Carroll “Alice in Wonderland”.
The situation with contemporary art, starting from the 20th century, resembles the smile of the Cheshire Cat Lewis Carroll: the cat disappeared, the smile hangs in the air, and it is unclear whether it is or is strange. It is only clear that artistry in the usual sense of the word has nothing to do with it.
One famous artist packs bridges and public buildings in nylon and polypropylene. Another travels the world and celebrates museums and galleries, painting a banana on their walls. The third, stripping Continue reading
There is a huge variety of styles and trends in the visual arts. Often they do not have clearly defined boundaries and smoothly pass from one to another, being in continuous development, mixing and counteraction.
Within the framework of one historical artistic style, a new one is always born, and that, in turn, passes into the next, etc. Many styles coexist at the same time and therefore there are no “pure styles” at all.
Abstractionism (from lat. Abstractio – removal, distraction) – the direction of art, abandoned the approximate reality of images of forms in painting and sculpture. One of the goals of abstractionism is to achieve harmony, to create certain color combinations and geometric shapes in order to evoke various associations in the contemplator. The main representatives of abstractionism were: Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
Abstract impressionism is the direction of abstract art in which free abstract compositions are created with a large brushstroke. The meaning of the image was to reflect the psychological state of the artist and his character.
Masters of Abstract Impressionism: Jackson Shelves, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Lee Krasner Continue reading