Georges Braque (1882-1963)
Title: Violin and Candlestick
Material: oil on canvas
Measurements: 24 in. x 19 3/4 in.
The power of Analytic Cubism is in its simplicity.
Very mathematical, the methods of abstraction does not rely on intangible spir
Title: Madame Matisse- Green Stripe
Material: Oil on Canvas
Fauvism is characterized by experimental expressiveness of color and quick gestural
brushstrokes that emphasizes energy and feeling
Use of saturated and complementary col
While the Fauvism was in France, in Germany a new idea of expression appeared from
the group called The Bridge.
The members of The Bridge expressed desire for lost human spirituality, looked at the
modern European civilization as constricted a
The Blue Periods paintings appear to be about Picasso himself.
During the Blue Period, Picasso slowly emerges out from his traditional modes to more
experimental and inventive paintings.
Title: La Vie
77 x 51
Inspired by the abstr
Cezanne claimed that his paintings are construction after nature, not an copy of it.
He simplified his observation into basic shapes- cylinder, cone, and sphere.
He then carefully constructed the painting piece by piece, emphasizing the visual logic of
In Germany, another diverse artists, mostly of immigrants from Russia, formed a group
called The Blue Rider (after blue knight Saint George of Moscow). Unlike Primitivism,
The Blue Rider artists found spiritualism in an art of abstraction.
Franz Marc (188
In 1891 Gauguin settles in Tahiti in south Pacific (off the coast from Australia), and
begins painting the natives in search of primitive life.
Title: The Siesta
Date: ca. 1892-94
Material: Oil on canvas Measurements: 35 x 45
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Title: Composition VIII
Material: oil on canvas
Measurements: 55 x 78 5/8
Cubism and its extensions
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 18811973)
Born and raised in Spain, moved to Paris, France in his early 20s.
It is safe to
Vincent Van Gogh
Title: The Night Caf
Date: 1888 Measurements: 28 x 36
Vincent van Gogh
Title: Large Plane Trees
Date: 1889 Material: oil on canvas Measurements: 29 x 36
Around Van Goghs time, European explorers were in contact with Japan.
Turn of the 20th Century
After Manet to the initial exploration of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists searched for
an individual unique approaches to painting.
Four major artistsCezanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, and Gauguin depart from tradit