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Basics: Modern Art

Uncategorized By January 28, 2016 No Comments

The Basic Rundown We as a modern society throw around the term modern a lot…wait what? Yes. We do. And in most cases, we understand why. Into our minds pop a building piercing the sky with it’s angular façade or an apartment clad in stainless steel and white. But, what of art? What does modern really mean? True “modern art” refers…

The Scream by Edvard Munch

Basics: Expressionism

Uncategorized By January 28, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

The Basic Rundown Expressionism is like a vivid opinion. What does that mean? Expressionist works take the natural world and distort it using unnatural color, dynamic brushstrokes, and subjective ideas about how things should be. You probably know more about expressionism than you think, as the haunting and iconic face-grabbing painting ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch falls into this category. There’s a…


Basics: Abstract Art

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The Basic Rundown Abstract art, in its truest form, is rebellious. It doesn’t get caught up in the “What is it?” of it all, but rather forges a new path into the unknown. Unrecognizable brushstrokes, colors, shapes, and form work together in mysterious ways, steering our imagination into over-drive. Abstraction, generally accounts for a lack of representation of object or…


Basics: Vincent van Gogh

Uncategorized By January 23, 2016 Tags: , , No Comments

The Basic Rundown Vincent van Gogh sold one painting during his life…to his mother. So why do we all know his name? The brilliantly tormented Dutch artist painted one of the most recognizable paintings in all of history in Starry Night, where his trademark short, dynamic brushstrokes and over-saturated color seemingly vibrate off the canvas. The works in this collection…