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Art Nouveau was an exotic, decadent, and ultimately contemporary departure from artistic tradition. Rejecting the tired and outdated historicism associated with classical architecture and design, artists boldly embarked on an artistic revolution to create something new.View Lightbox →
The Baroque takes its name from the Portuguese word "barocco," meaning "irregular pearl or stone." It is a cultural and artistic movement that characterised Europe from the early 17th to the mid-18th century.View Lightbox →
Contemporary art, anchored in the present, embraces artistic creations that have emerged from the second half of the 20th century to the present day.View Lightbox →
Cubism, the revolutionary artistic movement of the early 20th century, disrupted traditional representation by fragmenting forms and exploring reality from a multitude of angles, thereby providing a fresh and multidimensional perspective on art and the world.View Lightbox →
In expressionist works, agency is given to subjective sensations, opposing an objective representation of the world. As a result, expressionist artists strived to convey states of mind rather than faithfully reproducing the reality of the external world.View Lightbox →
The Harlem Renaissance, an intellectual, social, and artistic eruption, marked the 1920s by propelling new African-American cultural expressions to the forefront of the stage.View Lightbox →
Impressionism encompasses a painting style that originated in France during the latter half of the 19th century. This artistic movement is characterised by the use of small and distinct brushstrokes, which convey a mere impression of form. Unblended colors are employed, with a particular focus on accurately depicting natural light.View Lightbox →
The term "ukiyo" refers to the world of people, and "e" means "image." Originally, ukiyo-e depicted the daily life of the residents of Kyoto in the late sixteenth century.View Lightbox →
The neoclassical aesthetic, that era of artistic and intellectual revival that illuminated the late 18th century in Europe, remains a timeless jewel in the history of art.View Lightbox →
To grasp the essence of this artistic movement, it is important to understand the spirit of the era in which it emerged. Pop art is the foundation of an artistic and cultural movement closely connected to the spirit of the 1960s.View Lightbox →
Post-Impressionism emerged in the 1880s as a response to Impressionism, spearheaded by influential artists like Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat. Unlike Impressionism, Post-Impressionists consciously rejected the emphasis on capturing light and color in a spontaneous and naturalistic manner.View Lightbox →
Founded in 1848 by English artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais et William Holman Hunt, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood generated a revival of the influence of Italian primitives, precursors to Raphael, thus infusing a new artistic perspective.View Lightbox →
The art of the Renaissance was influenced by various factors, including the rediscovery of classical works and the influence of religious movements and antiquity.View Lightbox →
Romanticism emerged in the late 18th century as a reaction to the Age of Enlightenment and its accompanying rationality. Romantic artists turned towards more intimate and personal subjects, seeking to express their deep emotions and feelings.View Lightbox →
Symbolism was born in the late 19th century as a reaction against rationalist and materialist ideals. The artistic movement extended from literature to the fine arts. Favouring the subjective expression of emotions and ideas, it offered artists an unprecedented creative freedom.View Lightbox →