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We are all inclined to be quick with the verdict that 'things do not look like that'. We have a curious habit of thinking that nature must always look like the pictures we are accustomed to. We are all inclined to accept conventional forms or colours as the only correct ones.


Subjective term referring to very small space, thin line or close register. The meaning depends on who is using the term and in what circumstance.
Hand-Enhance
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The subjective effect produced by a line depends on its orientation : the horizontal line corresponds to the ground on which man rests and moves, to flatness, it possesses a dark and cold affective tonality similar with black or blue, ...

"Even more subjective than the Fauves, they [the Germans] sought Durchgeistigung or the charging of everything with spiritual significance, with soul, their fervent nationalism and self-consciously anti-French bias…" ...

In the late 19th century, writer Lafcadio Hearn went to A SUBJECTIVE live in Japan. Although he eventually became a Japanese VIEW OF REALITY citizen, his amazement over cultural differences never ceased.

naturalism Representational art in which the artist presents a subjective interpretation of visual reality while retaining something of the natural appearance or look of the objects depicted.

(1905 - 1945) Expressionism is an artistic style in which the artist attempts to depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in him.

Between 1960 and 1970 Abstract Expressionism had waned, emerging directions such as Formalism, Color Field painting, Fluxus, Happenings, Minimalism, Pop Art, and Op art had decidedly swerved the focus of the avant-garde away from subjective expressionism toward a more objective geometric precision ...

While postwar street photographers on the East Coast were transforming documentary photography into a subjective experience of the contemporary world, photographers in other parts of the country were expanding the f/64 tradition to accommodate their own personal creative spirit.

The provocative rhetoric and the bold ideological orientation of Immendorff's Rechenschaftsberichte gives way to a subjective perspective of involvement, which from 1978 onwards can be observed throughout his wish and reality epic of his Café Deutschland series.

A term that had become so liable to subjective interpretation was bound to attract criticism. During this century it has been challenged chiefly on the following points. (1) There is no such thing as a self-sufficient historical period.

Enter Edouard Manet in 1860 along with the French Impressionists, whose revolutionary subjective style of painting ushered in the era of Modern Art.

When so little is known about an artist, the science of artistic attribution becomes a weaving of a few threads of hard historical data with the fabric of informed but subjective interpretive analysis based upon a shared sense of the artist’s style, technique, composition, and subject matter.

"Of all the world's markets, the art market is perhaps the most intrinsically subjective. No one calculates the price of a painting by tallying the time it took and multiplying that by the artist's hourly rate.

About Cahana's work, Barbara Rose, the art historian writes: "To create a universal message that communicates a subjective emotional experience is the task of the true artist.

This is the opposite of the typical panoptic model that emphasizes the subjective effects of imagined scrutiny and "permanent visibility" on the observed, but fails to explore the subjectivity of the observer.

Symbolism rejected objectivity in favor of the subjective, and turned away from the direct representation of reality in favor of synthesis of many different aspects of it, aiming to suggest ideas by means of ambiguous yet powerful symbols..

Goethe seeks to derive laws of color harmony, ways of characterizing physiological colors (how colors affect us) and subjective visual phenomena in general. Goethe studies after-images, colored shadows and complementary colors.

Expressionism is the tendency of an artist to distort reality for an emotional effect; it is a subjective art form. The term often implies emotional angst - the number of cheerful expressionist works is relatively small.

A literary and artistic movement of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, aimed at asserting the validity of subjective experience as a countermovement to the often cold formulas of Neoclassicism; characterized by intense emotional excitement and depictions of powerful forces in nature, ...

Fantastic
Sometimes used to indicate an imaginative, subjective world of inner expression that transcends mere fantasy or science fiction. The paintings of Richard Dadd (English, 1817-1886) and Kenny Scharf (American, 1958-), are often described as fantastic in this sense.

A subjective art form, Expressionism is characterized by symbolic colours, distorted forms, a two-dimensional careless manner, and larger-than-life imagery. Acting as the opposite of Impressionism, it aims to reflect the artist's psyche rather than the reality of the outside world.

In order to represent such subjective and symbolic aspects of their subjects, artists often paid less attention to capturing precise facial features than to developing new compositional devices, employing non-naturalistic color, ...

The kind of "realism" sought after in Chinese painting is not an objective reflection of the existence of an object as perceived through the sense of sight, but rather is an expression of a subjective kind of recognition or insight.

The hallmark of the style is the attempt to capture the subjective impression of light in a scene. The core of the earliest Impressionist group was made up of Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Art is about learning to see the world, and in the process, realising just how conceptualised and subjective our interpretations can be.

Its typical trait is to present the world from an utterly subjective perspective, radically distorting it for emotional effect, and to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express the meaning of "being alive" as an emotional experience rather than a physical reality.

Nabis From the Hebrew word for "prophet." A group of French painters active in the 1890s who worked in a subjective, sometimes mystical style, stressing flat areas of color and pattern. Bonnard and Vuillard were members.

Any change made by an artist in the size, position, or general character of forms based on visual perception, when those forms are organized into a pictorial image. Any personal or subjective interpretation of natural forms must necessarily involve a degree of distortion.
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One main issue aesthetics attempts to resolve is how to define beauty. Is beauty inherent in the object or is it subjective, defined by the observer? Careful consideration of aesthetics have always been an integral part the finest paintings in history. See also fine art.

expressionism
A movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Expressionism seeks to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting reality for emotional effect to evoke moods or ideas.

"The artist's especially adroit manipulation of chiaroscuro as pertains to fur is a cri de coeur for the viewer to consider the artist's feline subjects objectively, rather than subjectively viewing them as objects."
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Expressionism - Post-World War I artistic movement, of German origin, that emphasized the expression of inner experience rather than solely realistic portrayal, seeking to depict not objective reality but the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in the artist.

Expressionism - a cultural movement beginning in Germany at the start of the 20th century, beginning in poetry and painting, later appearing in architecture, music, literature, film, dance, theatre. An avant garde phenomenon, reacting to earlier trends in art, it sought an entirely subjective ...

" As with other expressionistic groups in Germany, the Blue Rider painters were individualistic, interested in psychology, highly emotional and "passionately subjective." They chose the blue rider image because they associated it with a spiritual non-figurative mystical art of the future.

He co-founded the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel. He is now seen as one of the leading figures of Kinetic Art. As a performance artist, his goal is to involve the spectator in a planned experiment, eliminating the possibility for their subjective responses.

The literary branch can be traced back to Baudelaire and Rimbaud. The principal philosophy of the movement was that ideas could be expressed symbolically and so a direct or 'objective' transcription of the chosen subject could be replaced with a more subjective interpretation.

They chose to look inwards to discover a form of ‘self-expression' that offered them an individual voice in a world that they perceived as both insecure and hostile. It was this more subjective search for a personal emotional truth that drove them on and ultimately paved the way for the ...

It was also to some extent a reaction against the Enlightenment and against 18th-century rationalism and physical materialism in general. Romanticism emphasized the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, ...

Just as an example, St Matthew - depicted by two different artists in two different ways can be found in the Coronation and Ebbo Gospels. The St. Matthew in the Coronation Gospels is an objective, clear and somewhat realistic work. The St. Matthew in the Ebbo Gospels however is a very subjective, ...

Objective forms which were thought to have universal meaning were preferred over the subjective or the individual. The art is often very reductive as well, paring the artwork down to its basic elements. New media were often used.

See also: See also: Painting, Expression, Roman, Movement, Sculpture

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