Design Movements A brief introduction to some design styles through the ages
Impressionism Characteristics of Impressionist paintings include visible brush strokes, open Composition, and emphasis on light and its changing qualities. Alfred Sisley, Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne, 1872, Metropolitan Museum of Art Claude Monet, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), 1872, oil on canvas, MuseeMarmottan Mary Cassatt, Lydia Leaning on Her Arms (in a theatre box), 1879
Cubism In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. Often the surfaces intersect at seemingly random angles, removing a coherent sense of depth. Georges Braque, 'Woman with a Guitar,' 1913 www.theantiquesforum.com/.../Cubism.jpg Juan Gris, Portrait of Picasso, 1912, oil on canvas
Arts and Crafts Movement The Arts and Crafts Movement began primarily as a search for authentic and meaningful styles for the 19th century and as a reaction to the eclectic revival of historic styles of the Victorian era and to "soulless" machine-made production aided by the Industrial Revolution. "Artichoke" wallpaper, by John Henry Dearle for William Morris & Co., circa 1897 (Victoria and Albert Museum). Stickley Bros Arts Crafts Lamp w/Copper Overlay Charles Harrison Townsend, ‘Omar' woven furnishing textile, 1896-1900. Museum no. CIRC. 887-1967. On display in Room 125
Art Deco Art Deco was a popular international art design movement from 1925 until the 1940s, affecting the decorative arts such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design, as well as the visual artssuch as fashion, painting, the graphic arts, and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional, and modern. The art-deco spire of the Chrysler Building in New York, built 1928–1930. www.paperdollreview.com/.../artdecofashions.jpg By Raymond Templier & Suzanne Belperron.
Pop Art Pop art is a visual art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art challenged tradition by artists using mass-produced visual commodities of popular culture. Pop removes the material from its context and isolates the object, or combines it with other objects. The concept of pop art refers not as much to the art itself as to the attitudes that led to it. Andy Warhol, 1962 Campbell's Soup Cans Roy Lichtenstein's Drowning Girl (1963) on display at the Museum of Modern Art, New York Two Big Black Hearts, 1985, at the DeCordova Museum.
Graffiti Art Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti is sometimes regarded as a form of art and other times regarded as unsightly damage or unwanted. Artist: DAIM:"DEIM - auf der Lauer" | Sprühfarbe auf Wand. "DEIM - in the ambush" | spraypaint on wall. www.flickr.com/photos/shiratski/493715892/ An example of crossover between video game culture and graffiti culture