Modernism

An art movement characterized by the deliberate departure from tradition and the use of innovative forms of expression that distinguish many styles in the arts and literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Modernism refers to this period's interest in:


New types of paints and other materials


A use of choppy, clearly visible brushstrokes


A requirement that the audience take a more active role as interpreter


Creating abstractions, rather than representing what is real

A rejection of naturalistic color


Expressing feelings, ideas, fantasies, and dreams instead of the visual world we otherwise see


The acceptance of line, form, color, and process as valid subject matter by themselves







RELATED WORKS:

Retired Composer

Tablet of Prosperity

Redeemer of Dreams

RELATED GLOSSARY WORDS:

Acrylic

Oil Paint

Art Movement

Action Painting

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Impressionism