Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow by Piet Mondrian

Early Abstract Art

Thank this guy for website, architectural, and even furniture design. Seriously.

A bit of a tangent from usual posts
During WWI and WWII boats used this pattern known as “razzle dazzle” to hide in what direction they were moving.
This stems from cubism, in which camouflage was found by manipulating the eye. So, when you get the chance, thank Picasso and Braque.

A bit of a tangent from usual posts

During WWI and WWII boats used this pattern known as “razzle dazzle” to hide in what direction they were moving.

This stems from cubism, in which camouflage was found by manipulating the eye. So, when you get the chance, thank Picasso and Braque.

Unique Forms of Continuity in Space by Boccioni

Futurism: Attempt to capture motion to express dynamic modern world, connects with Italian Fascism

Picasso’s Collage, an example of Synthetic Cubism, in using more decorative shapes, stenciling, a collage, and/or brighter colors

Houses at L’estaque by Braque

Founder of Cubism along with Picasso

Example of Analytical Cubism- Geometrical forms using subdued colors

NOT abstract art (because of recognizable form and structure) 

Acknowledgement of painting as a flat surface

Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse

Fauvism- Art of the “wild beasts”

Here, Matisse focuses heavily on the color, merging the foreground and background, and simplifying the subject with spontaneous artistic expression

Christ’s Entry in Brussels in 1889 by James Ensor

Post-Impressionism

Bedroom in Arles by Van Gogh

Post-Impressionism: Emphasis on vibrant color, multiple perspectives 

Tahitian Women on a Beach by Gauguin

Post-Impressionism:

To break from Greco-Roman/Renaissance tradition, this early form of modern art turned to Africa, Asia (primarily Japan), Oceania, and anything they considered Primitive, in both subject form and execution such as the flatness

Gauguin focused primarily on color and in other paintings, that beyond visible reality- folklore, dreams

The Circus Sideshow by Seurat

Post-Impressionism

Allegory for Modern Society on Trial

Pointillism creating solid figures, reducing them to basic forms and colors per point