Evolution of Fine Art
Art is no longer like it was thousands of years ago. It has now moved forward from the primitive period and into something that is more sophisticated. Mind you, the work from the Renaissance days is still popular, but artistic styles like Byzantine, Early Christian, Gothic, Rococo, Baroque and Baroque are responsible for making the modern art we know and love in today’s world.
Mid-19th Century to the Early 20th Century
Modern Art was born during the search for endless possibilities and new standards. This was Art’s way of coping with the ever so changing world. Concepts like Cubism, Impressionism, Dadaism, Expressionism, Surrealism and Fauvism became more popular than ever before. Not to mention the fact that artists during those times were highly regarded. Take Pablo Picasso as an example – today Picasso is considered one of the co-founders of the Cubist movement.
The Last Part of the 20th Century
Relativism was introduced during the latter half of the 20th century. This form of art involves the point of view that there is only relative value and no absolute truth which is skewed to the differences in perception. This is where the period of Contemporary Art first started. This form of art developed into a more stylish form, normally known as fine art.
Fine arts were mainly created for aesthetic purposes. Before, there were five greater art areas – sculpture, painting, architecture, music and poetry. Today, fine arts can be categorized into performing art and visual art. Visual art, in today’s world, may refer to print making, design, ceramics and crafting. Performing arts involves using the body and/or voice to express something. Dance and theatre arts are two of the oldest forms of performing arts. Modern technology plays a major role in fine arts advancing to the next level.
Today, “artists” can make use of video, cameras and editing devices in order to develop a modern form of visual arts. High resolution lenses help the artist achieve a more compelling image. With the introduction of 3D technology, one could only wonder where art as we know it is going to go. One thing is for sure – the art of tomorrow will improve, just as it has been for centuries.
There are modern gadgets available that bring out the best of quality in fine art. In fact, those modern gadgets have captured a lot of attention. Art as we know it today may end up changing in the future, but art is obviously able to adapt to any circumstances and that makes art relevant to the world forever.