I want to talk to you today about several nineteenth and twentieth century art movements. Important during late nineteenth century, there was the Impressionist movement headed by painters like Renoir. Viewers are captured by soft imperfect strokes in the paintings that give the impression of
light dancing on objects.The colors used were often soft pastels. Then came the Post-Impressionist painters like Cezanne who as well moved away from refined brushstrokes from the masters of yore, but took on decidedly sombre, moody colors and themes. In the twentieth century, Picasso
was the first to take an abstract view to art, simpiflying lines down to their essential elements.Cezanne was known for cubism, which broke down art into geometric shapes weaved tightly together. There were the Surrealists and Dadaists who painted objects cast into the subconscious world and the Dadaist was an angsty statement against the horrors of war at the time, a joke at the frivololities and ultimate meanlingless of life. Later twentieth century movements included Pop Art with contemporary subjects done in graphic colors, abstract expressionism amounted to no recognizable subject matter painted other than the play of color and brushstroke,
and PhotoRealism, which on the other end of the spectrum attempts to render objects in as realistic as possible competiting with the reality of a photograph.
With these themes in mind, one can buy art online at www.smartarttraders.com, a large
marketplace for art separated into many categories based on art movements, subject matter, etc.