Modernist influence on Art
The Modernist Art movement was not a cohesive movement but consists of Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and later Dadaism and Futurism. What tied modernist artist together was their desire to break apart from conventional methods of painting and the conventions of representational art. They abandoned previous rules of perspective, color and composition in order to work out their own visions.
‘Modernism’ refers to a wide range of subjective matter such as music, religion and architecture, and generally relates to the changing nature of society during this period of time. The main idea of modernism was to reject past traditions of artworks and to encompass the beginning of a new ‘modern’ world in their art forms. Modernist artist represent a wide range of personal visions.
"Make it New"
Modernist Artists discarded conventional methods of depicting perspective, colour and composition to portray their own visions. Their attitudes were reinforced through scientific discovers that made them question the solidity of the 'real' world and the reliability of perception. Modernist artists abandoned orthodox intellect for intuition and depicted their world as they perceived it behind the physical appearance. Their work was not seen as highly valuable even within the latter stages of the movement. However, famous artworks are now prized possessions in most Art Galleries and have become a significant period in the transition between traditional paintings and the artworks known currently.
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Russel Morgan (1886-1953)
Date: 1913- 1914
Movement: American Modernism
Technique: Oil on Canvas
Modernist Artworks are not always clearly defined by date as many artworks previous to the period can be included included into sub-movements of modernism. Therefore, the movement is not cohesive