In sculpture, gypsum is often considered as a means to create the primary model, which is then used to make more durable work of stone or metal. Nevertheless, it is this pliable and plastic material that allows the master to really create.
One of the recognized masters of gypsum art, Henry Moore, created his sculptures and stucco moldings from gypsum as completed works. He believed that only work created directly by the author’s hands conserves his energy. That is why gypsum stucco molding and sculpture were the priority areas of his work.
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From the end of XIX – beginning of XX centuries. various new trends in French painting came together under the name post-impressionism, which consciously opposed certain principles of impressionism.
Post-impressionism has increased interest in the philosophical and symbolic principles of art. Artists of this direction did not adhere only to visual impressions, but sought to freely and generally convey the materiality of the world, resorted to decorative stylization (P. Cezanne, Van Gogh, P. Gauguin). Post-impressionism includes the work of A. Toulouse-Lautrec, who depicted on his canvases the life of actors, circus performers, singers, dancers, regulars in cafes and bars. Paintings by J. Cera, P. Signac, some Continue reading
Modern – (French moderne from Latin modemus – new, modern) – the period of development of European art at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries, the main content of which was the desire of artists to contrast their work with the historicism and eclecticism of art of the second half of the XIX century – this is the name. Therefore, the term “modern” should be distinguished from the general meaning of the word “contemporary” or “contemporary art”, as well as the term “modernism”, which means all the most avant-garde, experimental and formalistic trends in the art of the 20th century.
The chronological framework of Art Nouveau is very narrow, only some thirty years: approximately 1886-1914. However, Modern is not just one style, but many different styles and trends that make up the period, maybe no less important than the Renaissance of the 16th century.
The Art Nouveau period can also be compared with the era of the XVII-XVIII centuries, of course not in the volume of created values, but in the logic of the development of artistic ideas. Just as then – Classicism, Baroque, Rococo and again Neoclassicism, art of the late XIX century. summarized the experience of all previous artistic Continue reading