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Art movements at the end of 19th century

Updated: Nov 26, 2019

Impressionism - 1874; Remarkable for its brush strokes and for the use of light in paintings. Painters then showed different angles and motion in their works .

Art Nouveau - 1880; This movement was characterised by floral themes and was mainly present in furniture design and architecture. Jugendstil - was the German term for Art Nouveau or Youth Style.

Divisionism - 1880; It was characterised by the use of colors as separate dots or horizontal marks. Pigments weren’t mixed, though the viewer had to imagine every combination of colors.

Pointillism - 1880; This movement derived from Divisionism, its particularity representing the use of dots but not necessarily in separate colors. Small dots were painted following a pattern to depict the final image.

Arts and Crafts - 1880; Had a strong influence in designing fabrics, architecture, furniture and gardening. This movement was described by simple forms, medieval, romantic and traditional styles.

The Nabis - 1890; It was a group of art students led by Paul Serusier who painted realistic, symbolic to abstract paintings represented by beauty apart from the one which was found in nature. They extended their ideas into applied arts too, like screens, murals, posters, book illustrations, theater design.

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