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Art Revolution by Lisa Cyr

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CHAPTER 1

transcending boundaries

The Modern Art movement was, by far, the most significant example of artists pushing beyond limitations, challenging the existing paradigm to discover a new language in which to communicate and define their existence in history. For the first time, representational, narrative-based art and its ideas were put into question. The monolithic, slice-of-life concept of picture-making was no longer the norm. New approaches in handling space and form, independent of nature, were being discovered. Painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, inspired by the groundbreaking work of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, took a leading role in the redefinition of art and the making there of. From 1908 to 1914, the two ...

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