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.

What is a Triptych?

A triptych is an artwork made up of three pieces or panels. Learn more about what makes a triptych and see contemporary examples in Rise Art's blog.

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 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.

Reisha Perlmutter: The Power of Intimacy

Reisha Perlmutter’s paintings are poetic explorations of the female body’s relationship with water. Few artists can parallel Reisha’s ability to portray both stillness and movement so fluently, to hold onto a transient moment and instil it with a sense of permanence. Understanding the female body in a renewed and considered way, Reisha’s art captures scenes of great intimacy and freedom.

Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele | Masters of Sex and Death

Because it’s valentine's what better opportunity is there to discuss the riveting and nonconformist love lives of some of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, who's desperately passionate, expressionist work pushed the boundaries of art and depicted the human figure as never before.

LGBT Artist Power Couple | Gerda Wegener and Lili Elbe

As part of LGBT History Month we’re celebrating the achievements of artist couple Gerda Wegener and Lili Elbe, whose story was popularised by Tom Hooper's Oscar-nominated film, The Danish Girl (2015). Gerda and Lili were pioneers of gender performance, and together they challenged the boundaries of gender identity - in art as much as in life.

Fauvist Artists & their 21st Century Successors

Read Rise Art's spotlight on five contemporary artists whose work evokes the liberal use of colour and disregard for realism of the 20th century Fauves.

Early days of Photography: 5 sharp women

Since the beginning of photography, women have made significant contributions to the medium. Rise Art introduces five of them.

A dark fascination with taxidermy

'Stateless' by Alma Haser is a poignant series of portraits of stuffed migratory birds. But the Rise Art artist is not the only one who has explored the enchanting possibilities of taxidermy. Find out who else is at it and why...