Art Movements

Discover the art movements at the forefront of the contemporary art world. Learn about the most influential art movements throughout history along with the artists who pioneered them. Ranging from photography to painting, from sculpture to installation, find art movements that shine a light on some of the most exciting emerging and established artists working today.

Top Art Movements

Explore some of the most popular and enduring art movements of recent times. From the lasting reign of abstract expressionism, to the constant innovations of pop art, art movements are forever driven by a fresh outlook, original processes and new approaches. Follow our Guide to the Feminist Art Movement and discover contemporary feminist artists to watch, whilst learning at the history of feminist art throughout the decades.

Art Movements you won’t want to miss

Living through one of the most pivotal points in recent history for the future of the arts, find out how times of difficulty have actually fuelled groundbreaking art movements in the past. Art of Adversity: 5 Art Movements which Emerged During Times of Difficulty engages with the realities of the present day whilst highlighting the events that led to movements such as the Renaissance, dadaism, social realism and more. Discover the art movements at the forefront of the contemporary art world. Learn about the most influential art movements throughout history along with the artists who pioneered them. Ranging from photography to painting, from sculpture to installation, find art movements that shine a light on some of the most exciting emerging and established artists working today.

Top Art Movements

Explore some of the most popular and enduring art movements of recent times. From the lasting reign of abstract expressionism to the constant innovations of pop art, art movements are forever driven by a fresh outlook, original processes, and new approaches. Follow our Guide to the Feminist Art Movement and discover contemporary feminist artists to watch, whilst learning at the history of feminist art throughout the decades.

Art Movements you won’t want to miss

Living through one of the most pivotal points in recent history for the future of the arts, find out how times of difficulty have actually fuelled groundbreaking art movements in the past. Art of Adversity: 5 Art Movements which Emerged During Times of Difficulty engages with the realities of the present day whilst highlighting the events that led to movements such as the Renaissance, dadaism, social realism, and more.

5 Things to know about Cubism

After the creation of the Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso, Cubism is characterised by its abandonment of classical perspective, fragmentation of forms and the independence of the foreground and background. The artist seeks to represent a three-dimensional object that can be observed from every angle on a two-dimensional surface.

A Brief History of Pointillism

Following the Impressionist period, a new movement came onto the scene - Pointillism! Also called Neo-Impressionism or Divisionism, it appeared in the 19th century thanks to the impetus of Georges Seurat and his contemporary, Paul Signac. Read on to discover the peculiarities of this movement and the great artists who embodied it.

What is Abstract Minimalist Art?

Learn about the origins, significance and pioneers of Abstract Minimalist Art.

Abstract Art: Examples Throughout History

Discover examples of Abstract Art throughout history, including works by the most famous artists of the 20th-century.

Is it Fan Art?

A look into the history of fan art, its ties with pop art, and its legacy; spanning from the paintings of Andy Warhol, to the celebrity portraits found in the National Portrait Gallery.

Who’s Who in American Art?

Discover who’s who in American art with this short but comprehensive guide to a few of our curators' favourite contemporary American artists.

A Guide to the Feminist Art Movement’s History & Contemporary Impact

The Feminist Art movement emerged in the early 60s during the Second Wave of Feminism. Feminist artists worldwide set out to re-establish the founding pillars and reception of contemporary art. The movement inspired change, reshaped cultural attitudes and transformed gender stereotypes in the arts.

What is Fauvism?

Fauvism is an art movement that was established towards the beginning of the 20th century. Characterised by its bold colours, textured brushwork and non-naturalistic depictions, the Fauvist style marked a seminal moment in the early 20th century.

What is Art Deco?

What is Art Deco and how can we define it today? A century on, explore the origins and hallmarks of the Art Deco movement in Rise Art's guide.

What is Bokeh?

Learn more about bokeh – an increasingly popular concept in photography – with expert insights on the Rise Art blog. Read more about fine art online.

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