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Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism was the dominant aesthetic movement in Europe during the eighteenth century. Artists and thinkers turned to what they understood to be the values of classical Greece and (especially) Rome, valuing order, harmony, balance and tradition in the work of art. In England, the admiration of many eighteenth-century thinkers for Imperial Rome, seen as a model for England’s own expanding empire, led contemporaries to call their period “Augustan” after the  [ Read More ]

Gothic painting

The term “Gothic painting” usually means the church painting of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, with its characteristic flat perspective, bright colors, use of gold leaf, and the typical religious subject matter (divine figures are often shown sporting a flat gold circle around their heads, for example). Eighteenth-century Gothic painting could either imitate this style (especially in the medium of stained glass) or choose as subject matter a Gothic building  [ Read More ]

At over 8 ft by 6 ft (260cm x 185cm), this central panel of a triptych for the Altarpiece for the Saints of Cologne presented viewers with an almost life size tableau of the classic Biblical scene (large version here). It was painted in the 1440′s by the late Gothic German painter Stefan Lochner, also known as Stephan Lochner or Stephen Lochner. Lochner combines the German Gothic style with influences from  [ Read More ]

Expressionism

Movement in fine arts that emphasized the expression of inner experience rather than solely realistic portrayal, seeking to depict not objective reality but the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in the artist. Expressionism, artistic style in which the artist seeks to depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in him. He accomplishes his aim through distortion, exaggeration,  [ Read More ]

Edvard Munch

(b. Dec. 12, 1863, Löten, Nor.–d. Jan. 23, 1944, Ekely, near Oslo) Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intense, evocative treatment of psychological and emotional themes was a major influence on the development of German Expressionism in the early 20th century. His painting The Cry (1893) is regarded as an icon of existential anguish. A gifted Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch not only was his country’s greatest artist, but also  [ Read More ]

Gothic Art

Painting in a style that can be called “Gothic” did not appear until about 1200, or nearly 50 years after the start of Gothic architecture and sculpture. The transition from Romanesque to Gothic is very imprecise and not at all a clear break, and Gothic ornamental detailing is often introduced before much change is seen in the style of figures or compositions themselves. Then figures become more animated in pose  [ Read More ]

International Gothic Style

By the end of the 14th century, the fusion of Italian and Northern European art had led to the development of an International Gothic style. For the next quarter of a century, leading artists travelled from Italy to France, and vice versa, and all over Europe. As a consequence, ideas spread and merged, until eventually painters in this International Gothic style could be found in France, Italy, England, Germany, Austria  [ Read More ]

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