Hard edges painting
Hard edges painting (from the English hard edge) is the direction of abstract painting of the 2nd half of the 20th century, in which color spots are separated by hard…

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Underground
Underground (from the English underground - underground, underground) is a series of artistic trends in contemporary art that oppose themselves to mass culture and the mainstream. The underground rejects and…

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Kitsch, kitsch
Kitsch, kitsch (from German kitsch - bad taste) is a term denoting one of the most odious phenomena of mass culture, a synonym for pseudo-art, in which the main attention…

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Luigi Ontani

Anachronism

Anachronism (from the Greek. Ana – back and hronos – time), another name – hyper-Mannerism – one of the directions of postmodernism, offering an author’s interpretation of the art of the past. Anachronism arose in the late 1970s. in Italy, later in France. Masters of Anachronism: Carlo Maria Mariani, Omar Galliani, Luigi Ontani, Stefano di Stacio, Ubaldo Bartolini, Antonio Abbate, Jean Garuy.

As a result of the denial of modernism (i.e., the avant-garde trend in art), postmodernism proclaimed its goal to return to the old, pre-modern forms, historical traditions and styles of the centuries-old culture. In search of new forms, postmodern artists mix artistic styles and languages ​​of different eras and cultures, creating on this basis an individual mythology correlated with the personal experience of the author. Often such borrowings are witty when the artist, appealing to a variety of picturesque quotes and references, comes up with a kind of hypothetical culture and, according to the given rules, “creates” its images. Continue reading

Minimalism
Minimalism (came from the English. Minimal art - minimal art) is an artistic movement proceeding from a minimal transformation of materials used in the process of creation, simplicity and uniformity…

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Metaphysical paintin
Metaphysical painting - (from the Greek meta - after and phisika - nature, metaphysics - the science of spiritual phenomena inaccessible to experienced knowledge, the transcendental principles of the world)…

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Metarealism
Metarealism (came from the Greek meta - between, after, through, and gealis - material, real) is the realism of many realities connected by the continuity of metabolic transformations and state…

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Empire
Empire (from the French. Empire - empire) - a style in architecture and decorative art that arose in France at the beginning of the 19th century, during the First Empire…

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