Art movement

Art movement

An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time, or, at least, with the heyday of the movement more or less strictly so restricted (usually a few months, years or decades). Art movements were especially important in modern art, where each consecutive movement was considered as a new avant-garde. Movements have almost entirely disappeared in contemporary art, where individualism and diversity prevail.

The term refers to tendencies in visual art, novel ideas and architecture, and sometimes literature. In music it is more common to speak about genres and styles instead. See also cultural movement, a term with a broader connotation.

Because the names of many art movements use the -ism suffix (for example cubism and futurism), they are sometimes referred to as "isms".

External links

* [ 20th-Century Art] Compiled by Dr.Witcombe, Sweet Briar College, Virginia.
* [ WebMuseum, Paris] Themes index and detailed glossary of art periods.
* Marika Herskovic, [ "American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey,"] (New York School Press, 2003.) ISBN 0-9677994-1-4
* Marika Herskovic, [ "New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists,"] (New York School Press, 2000.) ISBN 0-9677994-0-6
* Drawing Society of Canada / Canadian Academy of Drawing []

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