Know your terms!

Know your terms!

Today, we delve into the fascinating world of art movements, exploring four influential styles: Expressionism, Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism.


Expressionism is like a rollercoaster for your emotions. It's all about throwing traditional rules out the window and embracing artistic expression's raw, wild side. Expressionism is like abstract art on steroids with twisted forms and vibrant colours.

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Impressionism is the art movement that says, "Life is too short for perfection—let's embrace the spontaneous!" Impressionist artists tossed aside the rulebook of detail obsession and focused on the play of light and colour. Imagine Monet and his pals painting at super-speed, trying to catch that perfect glimpse of sunshine or a fancy tea party. Impressionism is art with a touch of "carpe diem."

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Popularised by Pablo Picasso (who was said to have taken a lot of influence from African art), cubism takes objects and slices, dice, and rearranges them. Forget about traditional perspectives and this is a visual explosion of geometric shapes, fragmented forms, and a twisty sense of reality. It's like seeing the world through kaleidoscope goggles—shapes and angles galore!

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And finally,


Last but certainly not least, we have Surrealism—a movement that loves to tickle the funny bone and bend reality like a playful contortionist. Picture melting clocks, floating apples, and bowler hats on clouds. Surrealism turns everyday objects into extraordinary and unexpected wonders. It's art with a "who needs logic anyway?" attitude.

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