ART IN THE 17TH CENTURY BETWEEN BAROQUE AND CLASSICISM
Understanding the art in the 17th century means discovering two great artistic movements: Baroque and Classicism.
Two different ways to communicate and make art that I’ll explain in this post.
Art in the 17th century
ART IN THE 16TH CENTURY: RENAISSANCE AND MANNERISM
Understanding art in the 16th century means dealing with great artists of Western art, those personalities who have influenced following artists and who, still today, are a model or a reference point.
Have you understood who I’m talking about?
After the post dedicated to Art in the 15th century: Early Renaissance and the rebirth of art, now I’ll describe the features of the art in the 16th century.
Are you ready? Let’s go!
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15TH CENTURY ART: EARLY RENAISSANCE
Studying the evolution of the 15th century art is amazing.
Then, if you think that it’s at the end of the 15th century, precisely in 1492, that the most significant event of this wonderful century occurred, that is the Discovery of America, then you’ll understand that creativity and ingenuity are the keywords of this period.
In this post I’ll tell you how and why the art in the 15th century has changed the destiny of Western art.
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POP ART ARTISTS: 5 ARTISTS YOU MUST KNOW
Pop Art artists, that is to say which artists you must know to affirm that you know almost everything about one of the most beloved artistic movements.
Developed in the second half of the 20thcentury as “popular art”, Pop Art is “popular art” by definition, because it refers to mass-produced objects. Hence Pop Art has a close connection with the consumer culture and transforms ordinary objects and elements into art.
Pop Art describes an essential part of the society which developed after XXII, therefore the consumer culture takes advertisements or the most famous products to transform them into artworks for collecting or reproduction of the artwork itself as a mass-produced object through design objects, prints and different kinds of reproductions.
Pop art artists
Caspar David Friedrich, Il Viandante sul mare di nebbia.
ROMANTICISM: ARTISTS AND WORKS
Romanticism is that phase in which artist begins looking towards himself to project his own feelings and aspirations onto his works.
Artists who joined this movement underlined the importance of feelings and imagination rather than rationality.
More than an artistic movement Romanticism was a life style and artists, poets and musicians of the Romantic period had the same wish to make art to convey feelings and communicate them to the public.
In this post you’ll find the features and the protagonists of Romanticism.