Thus the parameters of Impressionism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism, and so on. cannot be maintained very much past the time of their invention. Increasing international interplay throughout this time saw an equivalent influence of different cultures into Western art. Thus, Japanese woodblock prints had an immense affect on impressionism and subsequent improvement. Later, African sculptures had been taken up by Picasso and to some extent by Matisse. Similarly, within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the West has had huge impacts on Eastern art with originally western ideas like Communism and Post-Modernism exerting a robust influence. The nature of art and related ideas, similar to creativity and interpretation, are explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.

Strong incentives for perceived originality and publicity additionally encouraged artists to court docket controversy. Théodore Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa (c. 1820), was partially a political commentary on a recent occasion. Édouard …

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