Assignment 5

Obed Ledezma

Art History 3311


Professor Marianna Trofimova


Today I learn in class about the twentieth century. The 20th century brought a large change within the art world that shifted the art world and influenced such mediums like architecture, graphic design, and painting. Many new and emerging designers were given new opportunities to spread their work and their own special brand of creativity throughout this era . Starting with Art Nouveau and how it was the introduction of many new styles that were nature based and used many curved lines that brought up many artists who would later on become major forces in the art the movement like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Another artist and architect by the name of Lloyd Wright influenced the 20th century. Wright, an architect was extremely talented when it came to the concept of organic architecture. Mr. Wright saw space as his design area and used it with his influence from Japanese to create pieces of art. He used rectangular zones and asymmetrical spatial organization, which would later be adopted by other designers within the art world. He also had an interest in graphics, fabrics, glass stained windows, furniture and wallpapers. This is why he was on the forefront of the movement and is still today a major component of 20th century artists.

The Glasgow school was a collaboration of artists of both genders. The artists were able to and developed their own specific style of work within the Nouveau era and create uniquely lyrical original and symbolically complex works. The artists used geometric styles by tempering floral and curvilinear elements with strong rectilinear structures of design. Two sisters that go by the Macdonald sisters who took their strong religious beliefs and used their love of symbolism and fantasy within their architectural structures, which were described as “fairyland fantastical and feminine with a melancholy disquietude.” There are many other artists like Peter Behrens, Talwin Morris, Jessie Marion King and others who were also leaders in the movement. Art Nouveau and its focus on new art brought out many artists that became monumental within the art world.

Art Deco was an art movement that started in the 1900s and ultimately ended in the 1940s. Art Deco derives and started in Paris, France. Art Deco is described as luxurious, glamorous, exuberant, and faithful when it came to the social and technological progress. AM Cassandre was an artist that lived within the art deco movement and was apart of it as well. He is the creator of the Normandie. One of his most notable works of art. The Normandie was a promotional poster for a ship that got AM recognition. The reason why he received recognition was because of the style of this poster. The ship in the poster was drawn from a worm’s eye view that makes the ship appear vast and big like most ships are and also because of the usage in color that creates contrast with the ship and sky.

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa born on the 24th of November on 1864 was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator whose involvement in the colorful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent, affairs of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau period. He is known for his Painting the Moulin Rogue because of the colors and the moment that he captured in the painting. Also because of how well he was able to capture it.