What we're about

What does fauvism mean and what is conceptual art all about? Speaking art seems like a discipline in itself and if you are new to the art world, you probably have a ton of questions, especially about each movement in art and the different types of art. Whether you're looking for inspiration on how to complete the 20 art style challenge, or you are confused with Expressionism v. Impressionism or Baroque v. Rococo, Artland’s online glossary is designed to explain simple art terminology. Here, we provide you with the top terms of art movements and styles.
Abstract Expressionism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#AbstractExpressionism) Art Noveau (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#ArtNoveau) Avant-garde (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Avantgarde) Baroque (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Baroque) Classicism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Classicism) Conceptual Art (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Conceptual) Constructivism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Constructivism) Cubism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Cubism) Dada / Dadaism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Dada) Expressionism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Expressionism) Fauvism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Fauvism) Futurism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Futurism) Impressionism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Impressionism) Installation Art (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#InstallationArt) Land Art / Earth Art (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#LandArtEarthArt) Minimalism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Minimalism) Neo-Impressionalism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#NeoImpressionalism) Neo-Classicism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Neoclassicism) Performance Art (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#PerformanceArt) Pointillism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Pointilism) Pop Art (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#PopArt) Post-Impressionism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#PostImpressionism) Rococo (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Rococo) Surrealism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Surrealism) Suprematism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movements-and-styles/#Suprematism)Abstract Expressionism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movement-expressionism/)
The designation Abstract Expressionism encompasses a wide variety of American 20th century art movements, and is usually characterized by large abstract painted canvases. Also known as The New York School, this movement in abstract art includes sculpture and other media as well. The term Action painting is associated with Abstract Expressionism, describing a direct and highly dynamic kind of art that involves the spontaneous application of vigorous, sweeping brushstrokes and the effects of dripping and spilling paint onto the canvas.
Art Nouveau
A decorative style that flourished between 1890 and 1910 throughout Europe and the U.S. Art Nouveau, also called Jugendstil (Germany) and Sezessionstil (Austria), is characterized by sinuous, asymmetrical lines based on organic forms. Although it influenced painting and sculpture, its chief manifestations were in architecture and the decorative and graphic arts, aiming to create a new style, free of the imitative historicism that dominated much of 19th century art movements and design.Avant-garde

In French, avant-garde means “advanced guard” and refers to innovative or experimental concepts, works or the group or people producing them, particularly in the realms of culture, politics, and the arts.


Similar to Expressionism v. Impressionism (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movement-impressionism/), Baroque v. Rococo can confuse people. The term Baroque, derived from the Portugese ‘barocco’ meaning ‘irregular pearl or stone’, is a movement in art and architecture developed in Europe from the early seventeenth to mid-eighteenth century. Baroque emphasizes dramatic, exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted, detail, which is a far cry from Surrealism, to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur. Classicism

The principles embodied in the styles, theories, or philosophies of the different types of art from ancient Greece and Rome, concentrating on traditional forms with a focus on elegance and symmetry.

Conceptual art

Conceptual art (https://magazine.artland.com/conceptual-art/), sometimes simply called conceptualism, was one of several 20th century art movements that arose during 1960s, emphasizing ideas and theoretical practices rather than the creation of visual forms. The term was coined in 1967 by the artist Sol LeWitt, who gave the new genreits name in his essay “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” in which he wrote, “The idea itself, even if not made visual, is as much a work of art as any finished product.”

Developed by the Russian avant-garde around 1915, constructivism is a branch of abstract art, rejecting the idea of “art for art’s sake” in favor of art as a practice directed towards social purposes. The movement’s work was mostly geometric and accurately composed, sometimes through mathematics and measuring tools.


An artistic movement begun in 1907 by artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque who developed a visual language whose geometric planes challenged the conventions of representation in different types of art, by reinventing traditional subjects such as nudes, landscapes, and still lifes as increasingly fragmented compositions. Spice your 20 art style challenge up with Cubism as you try and replicate Picasso.
Dada / Dadaism

An artistic and literary movement in art formed during the First World War as a negative response to the traditional social values and conventional artistic practices of the different types of art at the time. Dada artists represented a protest movement with an anti-establishment manifesto, sought to expose accepted and often repressive conventions of order and logic by shocking people into self-awareness.

Want to know more? Read our full article on dadaism. (https://magazine.artland.com/what-is-dadaism/)
Expressionism v. Impressionism, a common comparison. Expressionism is an international artistic movement (https://magazine.artland.com/art-movement-expressionism/) in art, architecture, literature, and performance that flourished between 1905 and 1920, especially in Germany and Austria, that sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality. Conventions of expressionist style include distortion, exaggeration, fantasy, and vivid, jarring, violent, or dynamic application of color in order to express the artist’s inner feelings or ideas.
Coined by the critic Louis Vauxcelles, Fauvism (French for “wild beasts”) is on of the early 20th century art movements. Fauvism is associated especially with Henri Matisse and André Derain, whose works are characterized by strong, vibrant color and bold brushstrokes over realistic or representational qualities.
Fairly unique among different types of art movements, it is an Italian development in abstract art and literature, founded in 1909 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, aiming to capture the dynamism, speed and energy of the modern mechanical world.


On the other side of the Expressionism v. Impressionism comparison, Impressionism is 19th-century art movement, associated especially with French artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, who attempted to accurately and objectively record visual ‘impressions’ by using small, thin, visible brushstrokes that coalesce to form a single scene and emphasize movement and the changing qualities of light. Being anti-academic in its formal aspects, the impressionists responded to traditions that had recently excluded them from the government-sponsored annual exhibitions called Salons by creating independent exhibitions outside of the established venues of the day.
Installation art
Installation art is movement in art, developed at the same time as pop art in the late 1950s, which is characterized by large-scale, mixed-media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a temporary period of time. Often, installation art involves the creation of an enveloping aesthetic or sensory experience in a particular environment, often inviting active engagement or immersion by the spectator. Land art / Earth art

Land art, also known as Earth art, Environmental art and Earthworks, is a simple art movement that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, characterized by works made directly in the landscape, sculpting the land itself into earthworks or making structures in the landscape using natural materials such as rocks or twigs. It could be seen as a natural version of installation art. Land art is largely associated with Great Britain and the United States, but includes examples from many countries. Minimalism (https://magazine.artland.com/minimalism/)

Another one of the art movements from the 1960s, and typified by works composed of simple art, such as geometric shapes devoid of representational content. The minimal vocabulary of forms made from humble industrial materials challenged traditional notions of craftsmanship, the illusion of spatial depth in painting, and the idea that a work of abstract art must be one of a kind. Neo-Impressionism

A term applied to an avant-garde art movement that flourished principally in France from 1886 to 1906. Led by the example of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, who also pioneered pointillism, the Neo-Impressionists renounced the spontaneity of Impressionism in favor of a measured and systematic painting technique grounded in science and the study of optics.


Almost the opposite of pop art in terms of inspiration, this style is one that arose in the second half of the eighteenth century in Europe, drawing inspiration from the classical art and culture of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, which is not uncommon for art movements.

Performance art

A term that emerged in the 1960s to describe different types of art that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous or scripted. Performance challenges the conventions of traditional forms of visual art such as painting and sculpture by embracing a variety of styles such as happenings, body art, actions, and events.

Pointillism is a technique of painting developed by French painters Georges-Pierre Seurat and Paul Signac, it is characterized by works made of countless tiny dots of pure color applied in patterns to form an image. Pointillism rose to prominence in the mid-1880s, and was active until the turn of the century

Pop Art

The pop art movement emerged in the 1950s, composed of British and American artists who draw inspiration from ‘popular’ imagery and products from popular and commercial culture, as opposed to ‘elitist’ fine art. Pop art reached its peak of activity in the 1960s, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of everyday life in such forms as mechanically reproduced silkscreens, large-scale facsimiles, and soft pop art sculptures. This could make for a unique addition to your 20 art style challenge attempt.
Post-Impressionism is a term coined in 1910 by the English art critic and painter Roger Fry to describe the reaction against the naturalistic depiction of light and color in different types of art movements like Impressionism. Led by Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat, who all developed a personal, distinctive style, were unified by their interest in expressing their emotional and psychological responses to the world through bold colors and expressive, often symbolic images.
Rococo is a movement in art, particularly in architecture and decorative art, that originated in France in the early 1700s. Rococo art characteristics consist of elaborate ornamentation and a light, sensuous style, including scroll work, foliage, and animal forms.


Founded by the poet André Breton in Paris in 1924, Surrealism was an artistic and literary movement which was active through World War II. The main goal of Surrealism painting and Surrealism artworks was to liberate thought, language, and human experience from the oppressive boundaries of rationalism by championing the irrational, the poetic and the revolutionary.

Found to be a relatively unknown member of the different types of abstract art movements, outside of the art world that is. A term coined by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich in 1915 to describe an abstract style of painting that conforms to his belief that art expressed in the simplest geometric forms and dynamic compositions was superior to earlier forms of representational art, leading to the “supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts.”

Upcoming events (5)

Transformative Trip To India With A Free Stopover in Dubai!

Dulles International Airport


I took this trip 3 years ago (yep...that's me on the pics there :) and I had a truly transforming experience! Now I would like to share it with friends and likeminded people.

This is an unique all-inclusive land tour which takes you to the most exotic locations of India like Taj Mahal, Delhi, Jaipur and ... you get a free 3-night stay in Dubai! This is not your usual touristy stuff though! Along with the full enjoyment of touring you will learn ways to change your life and master the world’s easiest & most effective system of success.

As rightly said by T. Harv Eker:
“If you want to change the fruit, you have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you have to change the invisible.”

This Trip will help you unlock the power of your brain and will bring a massive change in your life.


In India:
✓ Tour to the charismatic Golden Triangle i.e. Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur.
✓ 7 days stay in Elegant 5-star hotels with modern facilities.
✓ Daily Lavish Buffet Breakfast at hotels.
✓ Fresh & Lip-Smacking delectable variety of Indian cuisine at Lunch & dinner.
✓ Travel by comfortable, safe, modern, air-conditioned transport.
✓ Entry tickets to all monuments to avoid standing in long queue.
✓ Experienced, Knowledgeable, Friendly English-speaking guides.
✓ Fulfilled Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaars in Delhi.
✓ Meditation Session(s) to relax your mind and remove all the stresses.
✓ Workshop(s) & special session(s) to secret success mantra.

In Dubai:
✓ Meet & assist at the airport
✓ 03 Nights’ accommodation in 4* hotels
✓ 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners
✓ Dhow Cruise
✓ Desert Safari
✓ Half Dubai City Tour
✓ All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.


✓ Apply the money rules the rich and successful people use to accelerate their wealth.
✓ Understand how - and why - people are programmed for success, mediocrity, or failure.
✓ Reset your "Financial Blueprint" to a higher level of wealth and achievement.
✓ Master how to improve your relationships & health.
✓ Learn how to eliminate stress & anxiety through meditation.

* The meditation & Transformative sessions are not related to any religion or spirituality. The transformative sessions establish right level of thinking & actions that guarantee success.

Price per person $1299 if sharing a room. If you don't have a travel buddy, we offer share match. Single supplement $599.

Secure Payment Link for Deposit: https://py.pl/bbn8t

Airfare is not included, but we have contracted fares. For a quote Direct message at https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062
Or if you have questions about hotels, tours, inclusions, etc

Main Group Hosting https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266789581/
Our Website with more info

Meetup on The Orient Express Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul!!

The Orient Express...you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure! Of course with the opulence too!

You will visit Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul.

Covid: Originally this adventure was May 2020. We moved to Sep 2021 with the info that Vaccine being widely deployed and available for general public. We are now taking deposits on Sept departure. NOW is the time to firm up your attendance and take care of deposit.

Got general or specific questions on the trip? Send me a message.

For Deposit PM to Anna directly. She takes care of all the deposits as well as flights, hotels and etcetera.

This trip brings back the romance and adventure of train travel, along with the mystery of new cities and countries. Brought back in a special way; adding value and removing inflated expense of excessive opulence by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror elements of the original Orient Express route from Paris to Istanbul.

The trip starts in Paris and has a full two days there. Also staying two full days in Vienna, 1 3/4 days in Budapest, with full days in Venice, Prague, and two full days in Istanbul. Included: guided tours in each city, at least one meal a day, museum entrances, wine tasting and much more!

In addition, many other options and extras are included. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities, while still being guided and helped with all the arrangements. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories...without being stuck with the "one size fits all" tour formula.

The Orient Express was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel, built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus.

The original name became synonymous with intrigue and was a showcase of luxury with comfort at a time when traveling was still rough and dangerous. The route changed many times and was eventually shortened to Bucharest, and later to Budapest as the endpoint. And again shortened to either Venice or Vienna. By 2007 The Orient Express was only Paris to Strasbourg, and in 2009 stopped service altogether. With the train cars being updated all along they way too. So the real Orient Express is but a memory.

With this trip, we visit more cities, with guided tours included in each, a meal a day, as well as all transfers and hotels with concierge quality service. Give in to the lure of the rails with adventure, tempered with value resulting in memories of a lifetime.

EVERY aspect of this trip is epic. Visit picturesque and storied cities. Enjoy four night trains and experience the enchantment of the rails. We are even staying in the original destination of Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul with it's grandeur and opulence.

* 4 night trains with sleeping compartment accommodations
* 6 nights in 4-star or higher hotels with best central locations
* all transfers
* guided tours in each city
* entrance to museums in each city
* at least one meal a day
and more...

The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit. Fully refundable to 90 days before the event. Final payment due 60 days before

$500 deposit plus the $2,990 final payment = $3,490 total cost.
Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.
Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !!!

Main group hosting https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266194400/
RSVP there for discussions.

Urban Sketching in DC

Kogod Courtyard (at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portait Gallery)

Bring your sketchbook, pens, pencils, inks and watercolors to join sketching friends.

Urban Sketching in DC

Kogod Courtyard (at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portait Gallery)

Bring your sketchbook, pens, pencils, inks and watercolors to join sketching friends.

Photos (498)