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Western Painting – Orphism – Abstract Art at Its Best

Orphism — The History
The word ‘Orphism’ belongs to the ancient Greek Mythology, referencing the poet and musician Orpheus. Poet Guillaume Apollinaire tossed this term ‘Orphism’ in 1912 to eulogize the works of painter Robert Delaunay (1885-1941). Robert Delaunay was a Cubism inspired painter, whose colorful works were also called Orphic Cubism. Delaunay started a new genre of painting, wanting it to appeal to the human senses. The style was a pattern of overlapping contrast colors. The sole idea of Orphism was to submerge the concept of music with colors.
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The pattern of submergence in Orphism attracted many …

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Western Painting – Land Art – The American Accessible Earth Art Or Earthwork

Land Art – The Concept & History
Land Art was a unique art movement that gained prominence in the United States around late 1960s. Also called Earth Art or Earthworks or Environmental Art, the Land Art movement can be categorized as a small part of the Conceptual one. It came into being as a direct reaction to the increasing artificiality in art. Land Art protagonists were a group of artists, who wished to free art from the limitations of studios and galleries, making it more accessible to its lovers. They were disappointed with the growing commercialization of Contemporary Art and …

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Western Painting – Romanticism – Creatively Human!

Romanticism – The History
The era of Romanticism in art lasted for about half a century, spanning late eighteenth century to the mid nineteenth century. At this time, industrialization was taking roots and had become all-pervasive shaping the socio-political scene as well. In a way, the Romantics revolted against the scientific treatment of every aspect of life. They argued that science is such a bare realistic way of looking at things that steals away the beauty of living. Romanticism was characterized by a strong emotional undertone in all the creations, where the emphasis was more on the Symbolic representation of …