Monday, December 17, 2018

Small Galleries Do Big Things

In the 20th century, both in the United States and in Europe, art has faced a new topic: the modernization of extra large art. The result of art modernization is the generation of modern art.

     The revolution began in Europe. At the beginning of this century, when American artists were still advocating the use of realistic means to paint Americans, and when the eight-man school shook American abstract art with a sketchy documentary, modern art was beginning to dawn in Europe. Before the "Eight People's Painting Exhibition" in 1998, there was already a modern style in European painting: bestiality and Cubism. Picasso's famous Cubist debut, "the young woman of Avignon"(Fig. 32), was completed in 1900. Of course, the foundations of American art and European art are very different, The emergence of European modernist art is because the Impressionism and post-impressionism of the last century have paved the way for it: Impressionism began to crowd out the "accurate modeling" that has always been valued in black and white art traditions by emphasizing the light color of the picture. This excavates the traditional "corner". With this opening gap, the innovation of Western art will be overwhelming, and it will flow down in the direction of "contempt for modeling" very quickly. In this direction, European art began to explore and create with various new techniques of deformation, decomposition, and even abandonment. Thus, in the first decade of this century, Europe emerged as a bestial, Cubist, and, later, futuristic and abstract. In less than 15 years, a new art form, contemporary art, has appeared in Europe.

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