Browse by Art Style
Abstract-Expressionism Abstract-Expressionism paintings are characterized by a raw and impulsive nature, with an emphasis on non-geometric design, where an artist’s expression is through the use of bold form and color.
Academic-Classicism Academic-Classicism paintings have a highly detailed and finished art style, with use of historical or mythological subjects. Named after the European Art Academies of the 19th century where many renowned artists painted.
Art Nouveau Art Nouveau paintings utilize intricately detailed patterns of curving lines, with an emphasis on richly ornamental and asymmetrical designs, to express themes filled with symbolism. This art style was popular in early 1900's.
Baroque Baroque paintings emphasize the use of strong contrasts of light and shadows, with a sense of movement that enhances the dramatic and grandiose effect of the paintings. This style was popular in the 17th century.
Cubism Cubism paintings are characterized by the interpretation of the subject matter in a fragmented, abstract form. Objects are broken up, analyzed, & assembled again by the artist in an abstracted, bold art style.
Cubism/Constructivism Cubism/Constructivism paintings depict a highly abstract, non-representational interpretation of subject matter, using geometric and spatial features in an ordered and often minimal fashion. This style was popular in the early 1900's.
Expressionism Expressionism paintings emphasize the interpretation of themes through the expression of the inner state and emotions of the artists. The art tends to distort reality through exaggeration, bold brush strokes, and color.
Fauvism Fauvism paintings use intense, bold colors in a very spontaneous manner, with an emphasis on expressive brushwork and flat composition. The name is derived from the French word fauve, meaning “wild beast”.
Folk Art Folk Art paintings are characterized by the artistic expression and interpretation of subject matter using a wide range of objects, reflecting the traditional cultural values of the common people of a nation or region.
High Renaissance High-Renaissance paintings depict the expression of ideals, such as humanism and visual harmony. There is an emphasis on Greek and Roman classical forms and religious subject matters.
Humorous Humorous paintings are characterized by the use of themes that are amusing and laughable. Varying use of brushstroke intensity and colors add to the bold statement made by these humorous paintings.
Impressionism Impressionist paintings emphasize the use of swift, thick brushstrokes and the use of strong, primary colors to stimulate reflected light and capture the overall impression produced by a subject.
Mannerism Mannerism paintings depict a European art movement that stressed a composition of art utilizing strong emotion and religious subject matters, with the use of highly detailed figures in complex poses.
Neoclassicism Neoclassicism paintings depict the influence of ancient Greece and Rome, with a strong emphasis on traditional classic forms. Portrays pride, courage, sacrifice, and love of country, using finely detailed brushstrokes.
Northern Renaissance Northern Renaissance paintings are prevalent in the countries located north of Italy, predominately centered in Germany and the Netherlands. This art style is characterized by its finely intricate details.
Orientalism Orientalism paintings reflect the cultures from the Orient, with an emphasis on Near and Far Eastern themes, harem girls, and sheiks. The art depicts opulence and exotic subjects using rich colors.
Pointillism Pointillism paintings utilize tiny, contrasting color dots that blend together to create an artistic composition that makes objects and scenes more lifelike, with a patterned surface.
Post-Impressionism Post-Impressionism paintings depict a bold manner of painting using intense, textured color application with thick brushstrokes. There is a strong emphasis on expression, structure, and form.
Poster Art Poster Art paintings are characterized by the use of vintage advertising posters, which are predominately inspired by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. This art style was made famous in the early 1900's
Pre-Raphaelites Pre-Raphaelites paintings utilize bright colors to achieve depth and brilliance, with an emphasis on accuracy of details. Inspired by subjects that were derived from bible stories, medieval tales, mythology, and nature.
Realism-Impressionism Realism-Impressionism paintings are characterized by its realistic nature, coupled with an impressionistic interpretation of the subject matter. This art style was made famous from the mid 19th century.
Realism-Naturalism Realism-Naturalism paintings depict an art style that is highly realistic in nature, with an emphasis on re-creating subjects as objectively and accurately as possible. This art style was made famous from the mid 19th century.
Rococo Rococo paintings portray the carefree life of the aristocracy, with an emphasis on love and romance. The name is derived from a combination of the French "rocaille", or shell, and the Italian "barocco", or Baroque art style.
Symbolism Symbolism paintings are characterized by the use of symbols as abstracted representations to express the truths or generalizations regarding human existence. This art style was made famous in the late 19th century.
Ukiyo-E Ukiyo-e paintings are inspired by Japanese printed art to express the culture of Japan and their people in everyday life. The name translated to English means “pictures of the floating world”.
Victorian-Neoclassicism Victorian-Neoclassicism paintings are characterized by its highly romantic nature and the influence of historical and mythological themes on its subject matter. Art was inspired by Classical Greece and Roman architecture.