The Laurel “The King of fashion” set me inquisitive and the readings and facts belittled the prominent pioneers and enlightened the true harbinger of the modern fashion. And there was no turning back in appreciating the harbinger of modernism. Poiret was an influential French designer of early twentieth century who led a fashion renaissance, abandoned from the rational fame for a long time is celebrated as the true precursor who created the standards of modern fashion. He was an inspiration of not only passion but also state of the art hard work and smart work. He moved with the time and focused on creativity rather than expensive couture.
Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture especially in the applied arts, graphic work, and illustration. Additionally, the new style was an outgrowth of two nineteenth-century English developments for which design reform (a reaction to prevailing art education, industrialized mass production, and the debasement of historic styles) was a leitmotif—the Arts and Crafts movement and the Aesthetic movement. The former emphasized a return to handcraftsmanship and traditional techniques. The latter promoted a similar credo of "art for art's sake" that provided the foundation for non-narrative paintings, for instance, Whistler's Nocturnes. It further drew upon elements of Japanese art ("japonisme"), which flooded Western markets, mainly in the form of prints, after trading rights were established with Japan in the 1860s.
The impressionist influence in “The Terminal” and “Winter in Fifth Avenue” Impressionism, came to be considered as one the of the first modern movements that, apart from initiating a break from long-established Western traditions and influences in art, it set out to record and represent new social and material conditions of modernity after the emergence of modernism in response to the industrial Revolution and how it had changed the course of the world. Great, prominent and well-known artists, have worked under the influence of Impressionism, among whom, we may identify the messianic personage of Alfred Stieglitz. An inspiring personality, indeed, Stieglitz, soon became the leading American photographer, who, actually, pioneered photography as a fine art in America, alongside painting and sculpture. He changed the traditional perception of photography, and advanced, further, on introducing, what is broadly known, in photography, as pictorialism. Many of Stieglitz’s works, like “The Terminal” and “Winter in Fifth Avenue”, in this particular case, embody, fairly enough, elements borrowed from Impressionism.
Many artists, designers, and architects were excited by new technologies and lifestyles, while others retreated into the past, embracing the spirit world, fantasy, and myth. Art Nouveau was a response to the radical changes caused by the rapid urban growth and technological advances that followed the Industrial Revolution. art Art Nouveau was more than a mere style. It was a way of thinking about modern society and new production methods. It was an attempt to redefine the meaning and nature of the work of art.
This rise of Napoleon also triggered lavish spending, ultimately causing the French economy to suffer. “ (page 1) “The England was largely unaffected by the French Wars during the 19th century. However, much of the area ruled by the French allies in Europe suffered in the early part of the century because of Napoleon’s zeal to take over the world, England enjoyed the benefits of the Industrial Revolution, which brought prosperity, particularly from the textile industry. These technical revolution brought along with it new textile production. methods and influenced the development of European costume throughout the continent, extending to the Americas.” (page 2) “Inspired by the First Empire and coinciding with a narrower fashion period referred to as the Director that ranged from 1790 to 1800, the Empire era lasted from 1790 to 1820.
Arguably his best creation is the Casa Batlló. It is a redesign, not an unique development, yet one fulfilled with such style and expertise that it has turned into one of Gaudí's best known undertakings. Striking here is the way the shapely, abnormal building was washed in color with a broad exterior of pottery and mosaic. At the highest point of the building, the top is structured as a replica of a creature's overview with substantial glowing scales. The spine which structures the elaborate top is made out of enormous circular bits of workmanship in colors which change as you move along the top tree from one end to the next (Batlo-Modern Museum).
Movement and time have been in many ways ever-present in sculpture. In the era of modernism, however, movement and time evolved from mere descriptive attributes, into concerted preoccupations of artists creating sculpture. After the commencement of Modernism in the late 1800s, scientific developments permeated, and influenced cultural understanding of motion, time and mass. Sculpture was then able to be reduced to more mechanical, minimal forms, specifically pertaining to concepts of movement and time. It is important to state early on, that time and movement in sculpture are impossible to discuss without the inclusion and acknowledgement of space.
Defining Modernism The critical analysis of artistic Modernism is made unpretentious when evaluating the piece Red Sun by Arthur G. Dove. In a world where so much is changing due to industrialization; it is obvious that noticeable changes where contagious throughout the arts. Modernism itself is a broad and imperceptible subject but when looked at closely, with its impact on art through the notorious Modernists, can be seen as a beautiful revolution. My thesis here is that although Modernism is seen to be difficult to define in technical terms as it is a compilation of styles which emerged from an era of industrialisation; it is easy to recognise Modernism art by its techniques; I will demonstrate this by highlighting the styles in Red Sun by Arthur G. Dove, 1935, and how they are considered “Modernism” The definition of modernism is challenging to pin down as it is very much based on perception; as people’s perceptions differ so too does the definition of modernism. As a broad description modernism describes to not only the style but the ideologies of art created between the 1860s and the 1970s.
Alfonso Galindo The Renaissance is a time period of about 300 years that spans from the mid 1300s to the 1600s. It is a time of revival, or rebirth, of art and literature that took place in Western Europe. Art, especially, used ideas such as humanism, which lead to realistic masterpieces being created. Many artists would soon express the new western style, and a suitable example of one is Verrocchio. Andrea del Verrocchio's art embodied the style of the Renaissance because he portrayed realism and humanism, made three-dimensional paintings and sculptures using perspective and other skills.
Jessica Ng, 12AAC063B The Fruit Basket Teapot A new art leap in the art movement occurred during the last quarter of the 19th century. Art nouveau was a respond to the Industrial Revolution and the fundamental cause was due to the rapid urban growth and technological advances. Some artists welcomed technological progress and embraced the aesthetic possibilities of new material and valued high craftsmanship while others condemned the poor quality of mass-produced machine-made goods and aimed to elevate the decorative arts to the level of fine art by applying the highest standards of craftsmanship and design to everyday objects. Art Nouveau movement was characterized by stylized, flowing, and curvilinear design that included floral motif. It took various styles from oriental, rococo and Celtic art.