Fine Arts Questions

  1. Avant-garde is a term that describes an artist, style or group that is new and doing things that are quite different from the norm. Depicts a style that is ahead of others.
  2. ‘Inner Feelings’ subject matter was different from that of other artists in that it was from within. Whereas other artists focused on experiences of normal life, depictions of ‘inner feelings’ was more based on inner self abstract perceptions.
  3. In other paintings of the last supper, all the 12 disciples are seen at a table with Jesus. In Emile Nolde’s The Last Supper, the table is not quite clear and not all the disciples are seen.
  4. Fauve artists focus more on portrait painting.
  5. Fauve movement is criticized as primitive and non-impressive
  6. The most prominent component of Henri Matisse’s paintings is the use of color, draughtmanship and fluid.
  7. Pablo Picasso’s Cubist style developed as a European avant-garde in the twentieth century.
  8. The critical response to the Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is that it has explosive expression of sex and anarchy.
  9. In saying ‘the father to us all’ Picasso was referring to Paul Cézanne
  10. The phrase means that he was the beginner of post-impressionist art and paintings. He inspired many artists even after his death.
  11. Cubism is of two types, analytical and synthetic. Analytical type of cubism is simple art with dark and monochromatic styling. The synthetic type is more complex and energetic with collage and is almost always two-dimensional.
  12. Picasso and Matisse had a professional rivalry kind of relationship. They were both masters of the same art and always played to compete with one another in a friendly way.
  13. The capture of modernity as illustrated by the depiction of light, movement and the speed influenced the futuristic movement.
  14. DADA was an avant-garde Swiss art movement that started in 1916. It was founded by Hugo Ball among other Zurich artists.
  15. The Duchamp’s Fountain so significant in that it depicts the beginning of twentieth-century art. The fountain began as a mere joke but became an al important iconic presentation of art.
  16. Surrealist movement was influenced largely by psychoanalysis and rational thinking.
  17. The technique Surrealist movement was influenced by DADA and cubism which came earlier.
  18. The Treachery of Images by Rene Magritte depicts the representation of reality which is not always the reality itself. The picture of a pipe is not a pipe.
  19. Non-representational art is challenging because it is based on abstract thought that only the painter can understand.
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