POP ART Pop art started in the USA during the earlier period of the 1960’s. But it was  already making its presence felt in the late fifties. Pop art was basically an  art movement which aimed to replace the abstract mode of artistic expression  with messages that are easier to understand. The... Continua »
giugno 20, 2012


ACTION PAINTING Action painting sometimes called “gestural abstraction“, is a style of painting in which paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than being carefully applied. The style was widespread from the 1940s until the early 1960s, and is closely associated with abstract expressionism (some critics have used... Continua »
giugno 20, 2012


DE KOONING: Women After Jackson Pollock, de Kooning was the most prominent and celebrated of the Abstract Expressionist painters. His pictures typify the vigorous gestural style of the movement. He developed a radically abstract style of painting that fused Cubism, Surrealism and Expressionism. De Kooning strongly opposed the restrictions imposed by naming movements... Continua »
giugno 20, 2012

Arts&Crafts: Trellis by Morris

Arts&Crafts: Trellis by Morris “Trellis” is a William Morris’ wallpaper design, inspired by the roses growing over trellises in the garden at the Red House, the classic Arts and Crafts movement’s home at Bexleyheath, in Kent. The pattern shows a medieval influence: it is very similar to the decorations which can be found on... Continua »
giugno 13, 2012

Pre_Raphaelite Brotherhood

Pre_Raphaelite Brotherhood Ophelia Ophelia is a painting by British artist Sir John Everett Millais, completed between 1851 and 1852. Currently held in the Tate Britain in London, it depicts Ophelia, a character from Shakespeare‘s play Hamlet Millais was a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (also known as the Pre-Raphaelites) a group... Continua »
giugno 10, 2012


HOPPER:Nighthawks Edward Hopper said that Nighthawks (1942) was inspired by “a restaurant on New York’s Greenwich Avenue where two streets meet,” but the image, with its carefully constructed composition and lack of narrative, has a timeless quality that transcends its particular locale. One of the best-known images of 20th-century art, the... Continua »
giugno 7, 2012

PICASSO: Les Damoiselles D’Avignon

PICASSO: Les Damoiselles D’Avignon PICASSO: les Damoiselles d’ Avignon Click on the link above to read painting analysis.   source:http://voices.yahoo.com/an-analysis-picassos-les-demoiselles-davignon-and-679455.html Read more: Historical significance: link to MOMA... Continua »
giugno 7, 2012