Neo-impressionism – (French neoimpressionisme) – a kind of post-impressionism; the artistic direction in painting that arose in France around 1885, the main theorist and inspirer of which was Georges Seurat.
Developing the artistic and aesthetic principles of late impressionism, which showed an increased interest in optical phenomena in nature, neo-impressionists sought to bring to a logical conclusion the empirical findings of their predecessors based on scientific achievements, to convey with the help of pictorial techniques all the wealth of optical effects.
The main pictorial method of the new trend was divisionism – a system based on the purposeful decomposition of a complex color tone into pure colors, which were applied to the canvas with separate strokes. Based on divisionism, Seurat and Signac developed an unusual writing technique – pointillism, which consisted in the fact that paints were applied to the canvas in the form of small dots and squares Continue reading
Art Nouveau (from the French art nouveau, literally – new art) is the name of the modern style common in many countries (Belgium, France, England, the USA, etc.). The most famous artist in this area of painting: Alphonse Mucha.
Art Nouveau is a style that arose in the years 1880-1900. Well, if you are already quite accurate, this is one of the directions of Art Nouveau, and the most decorative and ornamental.
The interior in the Art Nouveau style involves a natural combination of various textures, materials and types of decoration. Here are intertwined (often in the literal sense of the word) metal and stone, glass and wood, mirrors and stained-glass windows. And it is precisely the stained glass windows of Art Nouveau that most likely owes its origin. The thing is that this is the name of the Parisian store, which opened at the end of the 19th century Siegfried Bing. In one of its sections, the owner presented contemporary art: glass of famous French and Japanese masters and colorful stained-glass windows. Continue reading