Modern Art And Its Relation To Graphic Design

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Modern art and Contemporary art are often thought be of the same meaning but it is not true. Modern art pertains to a period of art making that ran from approximately 1890 - 1960. Modernism included movements such as Surrealism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Pop Art Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Dada, Cubism and many other art movements that fit in and around these main movements. (clear)

Contemporary Art is used to describe recently made artworks. Meaning to say, works made in the last 10 - 20 years. Contemporary artworks use a variety of materials and techniques but often use new technology such as the computer and software. (clear)

These movements were all influenced by a variety of factors from Asian art to African art. Artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edvard Munch, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky etc. would be therefore considered "Masters of Modernism" as they were the top contributors in these art movements. (clear)

In this essay, I will write down my research of my findings of the relation between modern art and graphic design. (clear)

Art movement (Art Deco)

Art Deco History can be evidenced back to the early 20s, however the actual term, 'Art Deco', was first coined in 1968 in a book titled: Art Deco of the 20s and 30s by Bevis Hillier. (clear)

The atmosphere during the 20s was enthusiastic and the prospect seemed positive. World War I had ended and the economy was thriving throughout the world. The boisterous twenties shepherded in a spirit of playfulness, extravagance and a sense of sovereignty and optimism. (clear)

Jazz music was all the rave, women had won the right to ballot and the flapper further absolve women. (clear)

The Industrial Age was in full shift and machinery was swiftly refining the class of life. This was the age that launched the printing press, the radio, the high-rise building and streamlined transportation. (clear)

There was a sense of exhilaration and anticipation in the air, a time of looking foward a future bursting with possibilities. And it was throughout this commotion of interest that the Art Deco style began to materialize. (clear)

An showcase was held in Paris in the year 1925, called Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes. It captivated all of the well-known designers, craftsmen, architects and French Artists of the era and presented their works. Although the assortment of works did not all have a communal visual, the Art Deco style is in fact somewhat diverse, with influences from Bauhaus, Neo-Classicism, Modernism, Futurism, Cubism and Art Nouveau. (clear)

The showcase in Paris contained the works of French artists. The Art Deco movement was a large-scale, with rich origins in other European countries such as, India, South Africa, Latin America, East Asia, Egypt, Australia, United States, Mexico and Cuba. The 'look' of Art Deco is often...

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