Henry Asencio, 1972 | Abstract Realism painter
American painter Henry Asencio has emerged as one of the most intriguing young artists working today. His work blends the classical ideals of figurative painting with a unique style. Merging introspection and visual spectacle, Asencio's personal investigations of the figure, spirituality and abstraction possess the power to transform todays ideals of elegance and sensuality. Abstract expressionism or Abstract realism Asencio's work cannot be categorized by style or semantics.
Art Nouveau: Night’s Rest (1899) Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau is a movement that modernized art, trying to escape the historical styles that was popular. Many artists drew inspiration from both organic and geometric forms, making elegant designs that flowed and had natural forms and more angular contours. This is a pin because it displays the flow popularized in the movement in the dress. The lady’s form is organic and has a very elegant feel. It has moved away from the historical styles.
Mandora (1909-1910)Georges Braque Cubism - Analytic Cubism lead to modern art's most extreme change from traditional representation. It removed perspective and realism. Choosing to represent the forms and space for bodies. The art allowed flow and space to blend the foreground to the background . This pin demonstrates cubism as it loses it dept perspection and becomes abstract. It doesn’t retain a form and space has filled and flood the page. There is organized chaos.
Girl with a Mandolin, Artist: Pablo Picasso, Date of work: 1910, Art movement: Cubism (slightly abstract and fragmented to a low degree, the image is still easily identifiable. In this artwork, although it looks like a fragmented image, a clear image is still seen.)
The "Pop Art Love" Sculpture by Robert Indiana is display at Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. The art piece is an example of pop art. It displays the a bold, vivid and complementary colours and a simple design. 'Love' is an 'everyday', basic word that the audience is familiar with.
Luxe, Calme et Volupte, Artist: Henri Matisse, Date of work: 1904, Art movement: Fauvism (using harsh colours, final image looks flat. This work uses multiple colours. Although the colours are not blended, it still produces harmony and it gives a very serene, relaxing emotion. Also, it lacks dimension.)
M-Maybe, c.1965, Roy Lichtenstein Pop's reintroduction of common imagery, with objects and people of everyday life, elevating pop culture to the fine art. By paintings mass culture objects and media stars, the Pop art movement blurred the fence between "high" art and "low" culture. The concept that art may be inspired from any source. This pin is a part of the movement because it simplifies a woman to basic colours, using the comic like stylings that is recognizable to the mass public.
One and Three Chairs, Artist: Joseph Kosuth, Date of work:1965, Art Movement: conceptualism (art that is made with non traditional materials. In this display, there are 2 chairs that are not painted or made with the everyday art mediums.)
Aucassin and Nicolette, Artist: Charles Demuth Date of work:1921, Art Movement: precisionism (artists of this movement used geometric structures, clear outlines, and minimal detail. This work shows very straight lines throughtout, including the sky; which lacks dimension. The buildings look very plain as well.)
Haystacks, Artist: Claude Monet, Date of work: 1891, Art Movement: impressionism (works that include thin, but visible brush strokes with the main focus of this movement is not detail, but of light. In this painting, fine strokes of paint is observable and it has a realisic lighting.)
Hunting Birds at Night, Artist: Jean-François Millet, Date of work: 1874, Art Movement: Realism (Expresses ideas realistically, without artificial or supernatural elements. In this artwork, it seems to have a very natural atmosphere and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary.)