The Great Divide in Art Part 2

THE GREAT DIVIDE (Part 2)

There is a second great divide in art. This divides art into style or substance. Like the first divide, the new art says both are valid, and neither is more right or more modern.

Style: The subjects can be anything: portraits, still lifes, landscapes, etc. But what stands out is the style of the painting. The 20th century ushered in all kinds of style arts ‘isms’. Here are the main ones:
1. Impressionism
2. Pointillism
3. Fauvism
4. Cubism
5. Abstraction
6. Photo Realism

Substance: This type of art covers all subjects too. But what is key is the thought or substance behind the art. During the 20th century the vanguard of modern art seemed to bounce back and forth from Style to Substance. Then too some areas of the world favored one over the other. Major schools of substance art included:
1. Expressionism
2. Dadaism
3. Surrealism
4. Conceptual Art
5. Pop Art.

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For The Great Divide Part 1 see:

http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/the-great-divide-in-art/

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The third part of the great divide, may well be time – when on the timeline the art was made. ┬áTogether these 3, tell a lot about an art work
1. realism – to abstraction
2. style – substance
3. when on the timeline was the art work made.

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