Artist You Need to Know: Johnny Lannom

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Basics: Surrealism

Uncategorized By January 28, 2016 Tags: , , 1 Comment

The Basic Rundown Fantastic and unbelievable, Surrealism presents us with images we may never have, even in our wildest dreams, imagined. Works earning the stamp of surrealism break the rules of the universe, toss our world upside, and offer up unexpected delight. Salvatore Dali, widely accepted as the father of Surrealism, best displays its true essence in his melting clocks seen in…

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The Dance Matisse

Basics: Modern Art

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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…

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The Scream by Edvard Munch

Basics: Expressionism

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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…

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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…

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