Poster Prints – Modern Art

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Poster Prints – Modern Art

The modernist movement, as written according to perspective of art historians, began during the 19th century and pertains to a generalized period where artists and philosophers began to question traditional forms and chose to break from it. It was also said as the period of active independence from traditional, historical, classical and realist forms and subjects to focus instead on experimentation with line, pattern, color and flatness. The modernist movement was also greatly influenced by sociological, artistic and technological revolution that occurred in Europe and the United States from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, including the Industrial Revolution.

Some modern art works are better known than others due to reproductions and poster printing. Today, museums and print shops continue to print posters of these popular artworks. Below are some of the most popular artists and art of modern period.

• Jackson Pollock- Jackson Pollock is considered to be the leading proponent of the American Modernist Movement in the United States. Through his “dripped paintings”, the artist historically broke from the conventions of traditional painting in America to introduce the modern movement of Abstract Expressionism. His revolutionary painting style was to drip loads of paint from the can onto the canvas in a wildly abstractive manner, sometimes letting them coagulate in thick pools. Some of his popularly reprinted paintings include; No. 1, Lavender Mist, 1950 and Convergence, 1953.

• Henry Matisse- Henri Matisse, 20th century French painter and sculptor founded together with André Derain, the Fauvist movement. His work, distinctly characterized by bold and violent use of color in everyday objects and still life, earned him and his movement the term of les fauves or “the wild beasts”. The artist was earlier influenced by the pigmented, outdoor painting style of the French Impressionists painters including Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Gustave Courbet.Some of his popularly reprinted paintings include; The Red Studio, 1949 and Dance I, 1963.

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