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Artistic Movement

Artistic Movement

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explain what makes an art movement and how to understand differences between movements.

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Notes on "What is a Movement?"

Image Credits

Elevation of the Cross; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_068.jpg, Masaccio Trinity Fresco, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Masaccio,_trinit%C3%A0.jpg, Allegory of the Oubreak of War; Public Domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Los_horrores_de_la_guerra.jpg , School of Athens; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sanzio_01.jpg, Hiroshige and Van Gogh, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hiroshige_Van_Gogh_1.JPG

Terms to Know
Artistic Movement

A tendency or style in art involving the pursuit of a shared philosophy or goal, for a finite period of time.

Comparison and Contrast

Looking at two works of art at the same time and thinking about how they are different and how they are similar.


The historical, social, political, religious, or geographical situation that informs the creation of works of art.

Formal Analysis

Understanding works of art by consideration of their physical, or formal qualities. Formal analysis often involves comparison and contrast.