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existentialism
1950s philosophy, relating to abstract expressionism, that says "you are a dust spect living in an unknown universe."
naturalistic surrealism
Dali. presentation of visually recognizable scenes transformed into a dream or a nightmare image. photographically/optically realistic (pure psychic automatism)
organic surrealism
Miro. abstract compotition, such as indicating animal shapes/human figure (pure psychic automatism)
DADA
after WWI, art movement that praised political anarchy, irrational thought, and intuitive. Anti-logic, anti-tech, anti-modern.
suprematism
Shapes that are not related to objects in the visible world. A Russian style following WWI, formulated by Piet Mondrian.
modernism
utopia due to technology and science
Bauhaus
a modernist school in Germany, teaching design. Forcused on the unity of architecture, design, and art.
De Stijl
dutch "the style" Piet Mondrian, 1900. modernist and reductive styles.
Reductive Abstraction
from Bauhaus. decorative. takes something complicated and simplifies it
Pure Psychic Automatism
Surrealism idea on intuition. seeks the intuitive mind, avoids rational.
Pop Art
1960s. irony. art of popoular culture, mass media and advertising
Silk Screen
manufacturing print-making media. Warhol made high art -HA!
Post Painterly Abstract Expressionism
2nd wave of N.Y. school. rothko. expressionism, lots of color, few brush strokes
Hard Edge Abstraction
3rd wave of N.Y. school. flat field of color, with hard edges!
Minimalism
60s-70s - severe reduction of form
formalism
visual elements, not subject. basic elements (lines, color, value, texture)
acrylic
plastic paint, dries flat and fast
pluralism
linear movement, many approaches, hard-edge abstract, diffusion.
photorealism
1970s, quality of phorographs (surrealism)
earthworks
direct relationship to nature. human made vs. nature made
post-modern
incorporation of many styles at once. until present.
assemblage
art from existing objects
neo-expressionism
1970s. during post-modern. reflects expressive capabilities (broken plates)
bay area figurative school
60s
international style
modern achitecture - modern look of office and scyscrapers
deconstruction
french philosophy. interpretation of established meanings differently. subverting text
conceptual art
idea not expression
abstract expressinoism
artist expresses feelings through abstract art
clement greenbert
critic that redifined modernism
andre breton
leader of surrealist group
new york school
abstract expressionism and hard-edge abstraction
op art
60s pop art. optical illusion (austin powers)
neoplasticism
mondrian. pure plastic art composed of simplest least subjective elements, primary colors, directions
semiotics
Piet Mondrian. interpreting symbols in works of art