Baroque
Baroque (from Italian. Barocco - strange, bizarre) - from the end of the XVI to the middle of the XVIII centuries. was the mainstream dominating in Europe and America. A…

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Ar brut
Ar brut (French Art brut - rough, raw art) is a trend in European art of the mid-twentieth century, the founder and leader of which was the French artist Jean…

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Verism
Verism (from Italian. Il verismo, from the word vero - true, truthful) is a realistic trend in Italian fine art of the late 19th century. The term originated in the…

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“Puss in Boots” by Kalmakov

Decadence

Decadence (from French decadence or from Latin decadentia – decadence) is a direction in literature and art of the late XIX – early XX centuries, characterized by resistance to public “philistine” morality, a cult of beauty as a self-sufficient value, which often goes along with the aesthetization of sin and vice, dual experiences of aversion to life and skillful enjoyment of it. Decadence is one of the central concepts in the criticism of F. Nietzsche’s culture, which linked decadence to the increasing role of the intellect and the weakening of the original life instincts, “the will to power”. The decadence period is saturated with hopelessness, disappointment, a decline in vitality and aesthetics.

The concept of decadence first appeared in France in the 18th century, and was associated with the names of the writers Charles Louis de Montesquieu and Desiree Nisard, it was a sign of new artistic trends that rejected positivist doctrines in art, an illusory academism. The creators thereby wanted to overcome the crisis period by creating new aesthetic and ethical values, which proceeded from the foundations of a completely new “philosophy of life”, which resurrected both irrational principles and the criteria for the unity of the world, in this aspect decadence resonates with symbolism. Continue reading

Neo-impressionism
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.…

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Classicism
Classicism (derived from the Latin classicus - exemplary) is an artistic style and aesthetic trend in European literature and art of the 17th - beginning of the 19th centuries, one…

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Cubofuturism
Cubofuturism is a trend in the art of avant-garde in the early twentieth century, combining the achievements of Italian futurists and French cubists. In the visual arts, cubofuturism arose on…

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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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