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Expressionism and Fauvism

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The two modern art movements i will be discussing is Expressionism and Fauvism. Edvard Munch is best known for his expressionism artworks one being “the scream”.Henri Émile Benoît Matisse known for both his use of colour and his fluid for his fauvism artworks, one artwork most known for “woman with a hat”.Expressionist artists typical trait is to present the world from a subjective perspective.They have sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than reality. The Fauve painters were the first to break with Impressionism as well as with older, traditional methods of perception. Their spontaneous, often subjective response to nature was expressed in bold, undisguised brushstrokes and high-keyed, vibrant colors directly from the tube.

Edvard Munch’s The Scream may be the most iconic human figure in the history of Western art.Created in 1893 Its androgynous, skull-shaped head, elongated hands, wide eyes, flaring nostrils and ovoid mouth have been engraved in our minds when we think of the word scream.Also Inspired one of America's greatest horror movie series “Scream”, Edvard Munch's artworks figure on the bridge—who may even be symbolic of Munch himself—feels the cry of nature, a sound that is sensed internally rather than heard with the ears with the use of unnaturally harsh colours. Munch used a mixture of media in his works of art. The two versions of The Scream studied here were found to include oil paints and oil paints thickened with beeswax and also oil crayons containing beeswax and Japan wax, as well as casein pastels, a paraffin wax crayon and at least one gum-bound paint. "The Scream" was a result of the anxiety and fear he felt on a day while walking with two friends. The serene atmosphere, which he had hoped to enjoy, was suddenly interrupted by changes in the sky, caused by the setting sun


 The expressionism period was a movement to invoke emotions through art work. Though reviled by art critics and considered too radical in their time, artists like Munch and even Vincent Van Gogh paved the way for Expressionism and the even more progressive modern art movements of the twentieth century. feelings of the artist were powerfully conveyed in his work, and now find a meeting place with the ongoing needs of viewers. This is why Expressionist art is so unique and distinctive as it can tell a whole different story, and show so many different deep emotions and feelings in one painting. Expressionism is one of the most popular types of art in the later 19th and the 20th centuries. It shows an individual, impulsive, self-expressional piece of art.Edvard Munch used a range of expressive colours like Reds, dark blues, and oranges. The sky is filled with fiery reds and oranges. This could represent the anger, frustration in the artist life. The ocean is filled with cold blues and greens. This could symbolise depression despair and misery in Edvard Munch’s life.In The Scream Munch stirs up emotions through his heavy brush work and the use of unnatural colors. The use of red orange or warm colors in the sunset seems to make them advance or stand out. The thick swirling lines of the sunset and the river create the sanitation of movement. Munch relies on atmospheric perspective to create the illusion of depth. The warm colors in the sunset stand out while the cool colors of the river seem to go backwards. The shapes in The Scream are earthy, objects found in nature, but Munch has distorted this objects to echos causes by the sunken head.


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