Edvard Munch, the Norwegian ‘Symbolist’ artist and printmaker was born on December 12, 1863. Lucian Freud held his first solo art exhibition at the Lefevre Gallery, in 1944. His earlier works were considered ‘Surreal,’ because of his unusual compositions, depicting plants, animals, and people. During 1949-54, he changed his style of painting, now concentrating more on portraits and nudes, using impasto. One such masterpiece of this metamorphosed style is “Girl with a White Dog.” To prevent colors from blending with each other, Freud would use alternate brushes for different colors, or would clean up his brush after each stroke. Today, Freud is identified as the greatest ‘Figurative’ painter of modern times.
An artistic and literary movement formed in response to the disasters of World War I (1914-18) and to an emerging modern media and machine culture. Dada artists sought to expose accepted and often repressive conventions of order and logic, favoring strategies of chance, spontaneity, and irreverence. Dada artists experimented with a range of mediums, from collage and photomontage to everyday objects and performance, exploding typical concepts of how art should be made and viewed and what materials could be used. An international movement born in neutral Zurich and New York, Dada rapidly spread to Berlin, Cologne, Hannover, Paris, and beyond.
The Renaissance saw the rise of masterÂ artists who created a great number of the world’s mostÂ famous paintingsÂ including The Last Supperâ€ and “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci, andÂ Primaveraâ€ by Sandro Botticelli. Other famous artists of the Renaissance include Raphael, Michelangelo, Van Eyck, and Titian.
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