Learn About 50 Most Famous Paintings in 10 Minutes

Picasso posing as a ballerina

Learn About 50 Most Famous Paintings in 10 Minutes.

Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edouard Manet,  Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Leonardo da Vinci.

Art Movement, 19th & 20th Century

Art movement can be defined within these few fundamental points:-

  1. Style in art with a specific common philosophy or purpose.
  2. Artists in group conform to the objectives and generate creative ideas
  3. Happens during restricted period of time. Be it month, years or decades.
  4. It evolves over time, in consecutive manner, that are experimental or innovative.
  5. Accomplished by pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm.
  6. Each movement derives an important development or break-through in modern art.

Impressionism is one of the art movement I would like to learn more about. There are also many art movements from 16th century onwards. Some are uncommon. I shall list below the popular art movements of 19th & 20th century.

  1. Romanticism, c. 1750s–1890s
  2. Realism, c. 1850s–1900s
  3. Modernism, c. 1860s-ongoing
  4. Symbolism 1860s-1880s
  5. Impressionism, c. 1860s–1920s
  6. Pointillism, c. 1880s–1910s
  7. Post-Impressionism, c. 1880s–1900s
  8. Expressionism, c. 1890s–1930s
  9. Neo-Classicism, c. 1900s–ongoing
  10. Fauvism, c. 1900–1910
  11. Picasso‘s Blue Period, c. 1901–1904
  12. Picasso’s Rose Period, c. 1904–1906
  13. Picasso’s African Period, 1906–1909
  14. Cubism, c. 1906–1919
  15. Futurism, c. 1909–1916
  16. Dada, c. 1916–1922
  17. Surrealism, c. 1920s–1960s
  18. Abstract expressionism
  19. Pop Art
  20. Body Art
  21. Classical Realism
  22. Late modernism
  23. Minimalism
  24. Neo-Expressionism
Picasso posing as a ballerina
Picasso posing as a ballerina

Aelita Andre, Has She Paints Like Picasso?

The art news came yesterday evening, broadcasting on television about a 4-Year-old girl who takes NYC art world by storm. And what has surprised me is not her art talent, but the sales that she received from 3 art paintings hanging at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, New York. Artist named, Aelita Andre, an Australian toddler, has become famous overnight.

How much is her paintings received? Within a week, three buyers has already paid a ‘hefty’ sum of US$27,000. Naming it it contemporary abstracts, the paintings are some splatter work. With each art piece priced to about US$9,000. Frankly speaking, I don’t see the point of worth in her art valuation based on a few influence that are factual.

Firstly, both her parents are artists, whom has provided her a strong background and education to groom this toddler to be artistic. Secondly, she is only 4 years old. Expectation from most parents, with little girl of this tender age, will be hoping their child’s art work showcasing in an elementary school exhibition. But not for young artist, Aelita Andre, giving her solo show at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, New York.

So what worth being paid for these 3 art paintings which, if you believe the hype, is the highest value in age versus art skill proportionality?

This is a totally absurd, as some may have thought. I’m not to criticizing on her artwork; I love art, and it isn’t dead, but its patrons are brain-dead. To add on to the art valuation received, it is no doubt more than enough to stock up 1 year of premium quality milk powder to nourished her creativity.

Unlike the Chinese, there is a proverb that goes ‘hit while the iron is hot’. Indeed, there are good at speculation, and it has proven in every art auction. Just look at recent Christie’s auction “Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale)” held in HongKong, less than 2 weeks ago. Most of the buyers and artists are from China.

The well-known Chinese contemporary artist, Zeng Fanzhi, with his featured paintings entitled “The Leopard“, has fetched a value of about US$4.7 million. And all proceeds will generously contribute to the non-profit organization The Nature Conservancy.

So as for her colorful paintings considered an artwork of child prodigy, with the help of speculation by the news media? Or maybe it turn out to have mutual benefits for both Agora Gallery in Chelsea and her future fame in the art industry? Has she paints like Picasso, or did Picasso paint like a 4-year-old?

source: NBC New York, 4-Year-Old Girl Takes NYC Art World By Storm