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Formalism First Pops Its Head Onto The Scene With Georges Braque And Picasso

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piet mondriangeorges braquealexander calderI.FORMALISM.Formalism first pops its head onto the scene with Georges Braque and Picasso. Working closely for some years, these two revolutionary artists draw away from Impressionism and create a new movement known as Cubism. Here modern art leaps away from content and into formalism, a new concept many new artists toy with. With Braque and Picasso at the reins, Cubism becomes very popular. New artists toy with these formalist concepts, from Analytic Cubism to Synthetic Cubism. While Picasso is the more household name these days, history book rarely remember the part played by Georges Braque in the creation of Cubism. If we look at the two pieces ...view middle of the document...

By incorporating movement and three dimension space into his work, he came up with an entirely new style. Mobiles also worked to capture the essence of the point of departure, although through movement instead of line or shape.Formalism has influenced art since Cubism, and while content has returned to art, the principles of form have remained. Said to be hand in hand with Modernism, Formalism promotes a deeper understanding of art for the sake of art.allan kaprowshozo shimamotojean tinguelyII.ART AS HAPPENINGS (PERFORMANCE ART)Allan Kaprow, at the beginning of art as happenings, said that since Jackson Pollock, art had come to a new intersection. He said that art was destined to become more like a performance. He began his own adventures with this theory by staging "live art", art/performances that had no intended product. The Courtyard, an example of Kaprow's work, was very symbolic and used many consumer leftovers, another aspect of Performance art that Kaprow had predicted (the...

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