Posts Tagged ‘history’

Interactive Media: An Art Movement Overview

March 9, 2009


1874 impressionism
1880s art nouveau

Art Noveau began in the 1880s as a reaction against the historical emphasis of mid-19th-century art, but did not survive World War I. Art nouveau originated in London, and, in general, was most successfully practiced in the decorative arts: furniture, jewelry, and book design and illustration. The style was richly ornamental and asymmetrical, characterized by a whiplash linearity reminiscent of twining plant tendrils. Its exponents chose themes fraught with symbolism, frequently of an erotic nature. They imbued their designs with dreamlike and exotic forms.

Aubrey Beardsley, Georges de Feure, Otto Eckmann, August Endell, Diego Giacometti, Max Klinger, Rene Lalique, Heinrich Vogeler, Otto Wagner, Lilly Willis

1880 post impressionism
1880s pointilism
1880 art and crafts

The Arts and Crafts Movement refers to the loosely-linked group of craftsmen, artists, designers and architects who aimed to raise the status of the applied arts to that of the fine arts.

William Morris, William de Morgan, Henry Holiday, Walter Crane, Alexander Fisher.

1890s nabis
1905 fauvism
1905 die brucke
1905 expressionism
1908 cubism
1910s rayonism
1916 dada
1919 bauhaus

A school founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Germany to develop a functional architecture based on a correlation between creative design and modern industry and science.

Josef Albers, Peter Behrens, Paul Citroen, Gerhard Marcks, Lucia Moholy, Georg Muche, Gunta Stolzl, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart

1920 – Bakelite
1924 surrealism
1920s art deco

The term ‘Art Deco’ has been used to describe design and architecture from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s that was characterized by bright colours, geometric shapes, and decorative motifs deriving from a wide range of visual sources from the early years of the 20th century. During the years when Art Deco as a style was in fashion the term Art Deco was not known. Modernistic or Style Moderne was used. The term was coined in the 60’s by Bevis Hillier, a British art critic and historian. The term was an abbreviation of the French words ‘art’ and ‘décoratif’, themselves derived from the Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels of 1925

William van Alen, Joan-Gardy Artigas, Leonetto Cappiello, Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, Henry Dreyfuss, Frantisek Drtikol, Paul Follot, Rene Lalique, Tamara de Lempicka, Leslie Ragan, Romain de Tirtoff


1940s   organic abstraction
1950s   existential art
1950s  neo dada
1952   pop art
1950s Kitsch

Art that is considered an inferior, tasteless copy of an extant style of art. The term kitsch was a response to the 19th century art whose aesthetics convey exaggerated sentimentality and melodrama, hence, kitsch art is closely associated with sentimental art. Moreover, kitsch also denotes the types of art that are like-wise æsthetically deficient making it a creative gesture that merely imitates the superficial appearances of art (via repeated conventions and formulae), thus, it is uncreative and unoriginal; it is not Art. Contemporaneously, kitsch also (loosely) denotes art that is æsthetically pretentious to the degree of being in poor taste, and to industrially-produced art-items that are considered trite and crass. The zany, playful, extreme accessories and decorations of the 1950s were very much kitsch or “1950s pop.” To call them whimsical is an understatement.

please see The Museum of Bad Art, Thomas Kinkade, or things like the Leg Lamp

1950s decollage
1960s   conceptual art
1960s   assemblage
1961   nouveau realism
1960s   lowbrow
1960s late   photo realism


1970s   post modernism

Movement in architecture, design and the arts that rejected the preoccupation of post-war modernism with purity of form and technique. Postmodernists use a combination of style elements from the past, such as the classical and the baroque, but also popular fims and magazines, and apply them to spare modern forms, often with ironic effect.

Judy Chicago, Barbara Kruger, Alessandro Mendini, Aldo Rossi, David Salle, Philippe Starck, Wolfgang Weingart, Varda Yoran

1970s  minimal art
1970s neo conceptualism
1975     der kaiserring
1970s   non conformism
1980s  neo pop
1990  postminimalism
1999  stuckism
2001  superflat