Western artistic production was often marked by its ability to cross national boundaries in style and message, although elements of national traditions were also retained.
Whether it is from cave paintings, dance, music, the high definition artworks, the history of Western art has come a long way. Significantly, the Western art movement has seen a bouquet of phases; ranging from the Prehistoric, Ancient, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Early Modern, and Modern Age, all with their conglomeration of historic nuances and intrigues in sculptor, painting, literature, etc.
In effect, Western art production is reputed for its susceptibility to cross-fertilize ideas across national boundaries without undermining its inherent elements of originality and aesthetic quality.
A number of grand and breathtaking paintings have been drawn by renowned Western artists and these paintings have become the attraction of all eyes for centuries and decades, prime amongst which are the Mona Lisa or La Gioconda (c. 1503-06) by Leonardo da Vinci, the Starry Night (1889) by Vincent van Gogh, The Scream (1893) by Edvard Munch, Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) by Johannes Vermeer, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886) by Georges Seurat, Guernica (1937) by Pablo Picasso, the Kiss (1907-1908) by Gustav Klimt, and of course American Gothic (1930) by Grant Wood, amongst so many others.
The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci itself despite being shrouded in a number of speculations and uncertainties; has nevertheless been the cynosure of all eyes for centuries now. While some have argued that the identity of the subject and the reason for her alluring smile remains an enigma to date. Some have permutated that the subject is a painting of da Vinci’s mother or even himself in a concealed manner.
From the second half of the 19th Century to the 20th Century, Modern Western Art Modern has been characterized by an eclectic bouquet of art from various parts of the world. These Modernist movements majorly include Neo-Impressionism, Symbolism, the Nabis, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, the Ashcan School, Suprematism, Constructivism, Orphism, Metaphysical painting, de Stijl, Purism, Dada, Surrealism, Social Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Op art, Minimalism, and Neo-Expressionism amongst others. These movements have further helped shape modern Western art.
In the year 1890, the most popular quote of the Symbolism Movement’s artistic principle was proclaimed by Maurice Denis the theoretician thus
Remember that a picture—before being a war-horse, a nude, or an anecdote of some sort—is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order.
However, the modern-day Twenty-First (21st) Century Western art consists mainly of a blend of Western and other cultural art. It denotes a seeming paradigm shift from the past while also maintaining certain inherent features of Western art.
In the area of painting and wall art, the narrative is the same. The modern twenty-first-century art with respect to wall art; curates the current world development into attractive wall art you can hang on your wall.
Western Art has come a long way with a rich history in its wake. Elephant Stock photo gallery has curated these exciting histories in wall art forms for your relishing delight. Look through the gallery for more exciting wall art depicting western wall art.