Orientalism is a whole complex of ideas, images and techniques that took shape in the works of West European artists of the 19—20th centuries under the influence of the legends about East and Eastern literature, personal travels and scientific works and, finally, under the direct influence of oriental fine art.
The Arte Povera movement (literally poor art ) originated in Italy in the 1960s. Though it only lasted for a few years, it became the most notable art movement in the post-war Europe. The Arte Povera artists brought new methods and materials to the space of museums and galleries, combining the natural and symbolic, the sensual and conceptual in their sculptures and installations. One can…
Since the moment when photography saved artists from the need to compete in the art of realistic depiction of reality, painting has gradually begun to get rid of subject forms. And when the creators were finally able to abstract from objects or images in their paintings at the beginning of the last century, the abstract art emerged.