Got Style? 4 Different Types of Art Styles to Try

Got Style? 4 Different Types of Art Styles to Try

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2. Abstract Art

The Tate Art Institution defines abstract art as, “art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.”

Abstract art requires immense creativity and originality in order to create abstraction that’s both interesting and skilled. Anyone can make a mess and call it abstract, but not everyone’s abstract are resonates e others besides the creator.

Many of Jackson Pollock’s work is considered to be abstract like his 1952 painting titled Convergence. Cy Twombly’s 1962 piece called Leda and the Swan is another famous abstract piece.

This is quite a free and varied art style since it relies solely on the imagination and inventiveness of the artist and their creative expression. There are no rules with abstraction, so it allows artists to be free from convention and create exactly what they want.

3. Impressionism

Impressionism emerged in the 19th century and is characterized by:

  • Depictions of the world via small and light brushstrokes
  • Lighter colors
  • Capturing distinct snapshots (impressions) of moments in time.

Claude Monet is probably the most well-known impressionist artist of all time with his most famous impressionist works featuring landscapes, natural beauty, gardens, and more.

Women in the Garden (1866), Boulevard des Capucines (1873), Woman with a Parasol (1875), and Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies (1899) perfectly capturing the impressionist style and the soft, natural beauty that Monet sought to capture.

4. Photorealism

As you could potentially guess from the name, photorealism is art (usually painting or sculpture) that appears as realistic as a photograph would. Artists study photographs of places, people, and events to create works that perfectly recreate that picture.

They can spend hours and days creating these pieces in ord

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