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Top 10 Art Styles in the World

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

Cultural diversity evolving since the past is clearly evident and reflected through distinctive art styles representing the extension and flourishment of human lives. We have been hearing numerous art styles for a long with unanswered questions - how do they differ and how they emerged to turn instrumental in enriching the melange of the art world. Below are the 10 different significant art styles which came into view after the renaissance that put forward a new perception of art to the world.

1) Divisionism:-

Divisionism is the late nineteenth-century painting

technique founded by George Seurat in 1884. This style is associated with

dots and patches of contrasting colors which are blended in such a way

that when seen from a distance, the retina perceives them as fluid

brush strokes. As the word itself describes the style: division, yet it is united

through a distant vision. Seurat founded this style on the basis of scientific

theories of colors by Ogden Rood and Charles Blanc. After digging himself

into research in the hope of finding his own art style, he discovered the fact

that certain colors when used side by side reflected more luminously

which he called chromoluminosity- the perfect amalgamation of light

and color. This gave emergence to a new art form.

2) Abstract Art :

Abstract Art is non-identical art which means visual arts,

pulling a depiction away from any literal, representational reference points.

Abstract art is a free form of art that can be created in the form of any

visual which comes in a mind. Some abstract art can be confusing as it does

not describe any picture into it. An abstract is about form, color, line,

texture, pattern, composition, and process.

3) Modern Art :

Modern art came into existence in the 19th and 20th centuries. This

form of art usually done by re-imagining or re-creating arts in new forms.

Movements of modern art like Fauvism, Expressionism, and Colour Field

painting were the first to exploit color in a major way. This style of writing

is expressed by his/her thoughts to make it a modernist style of painting

into it.

4) Impressionism Art :

This art showcased the realistic approach to the world

by fleeting impressions of their surroundings—which, often, were found

outside. Painterly brushwork is perhaps Impressionism’s most recognizable


5) Cubism Art :

Cubism art was started by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in

19th century. This form of art can be deconstructed in such a way that it

can view from different angles. This art forms two-dimensionally canvases

with the help of geometric shapes to realign it and make it a simple yet

unique style of art.

6) Surrealism Art :

Surreal art refers to a wired or strange style of art. These

arts generally create real characters but they are placed in an unrealistic

situation. This style of art is explored in the unconscious mind as a way of

creating art, resulting in dreamlike, sometimes bizarre imagery across

endless mediums.

7) Pop Art :

Pop art emerges in the 1950s in the United States and has reached

its peak everywhere around the world. This form of art is been loved by all

age groups. As it was popularly in media, advertising, and comic books. It

also draws attention by inspiring from that era, providing fun and color.

8) Contemporary Art :

Contemporary art is basically a new formation of art

which can be adopted by taking a sample from the last 6-7 months.

Contemporary art forms are simplistic and straightforward. Shifting your

glance towards art style like contemporary would tell you a different story


9) Fantasy Art:

Fantasy art is closely related to primary and illustrator artist.

Adults and children alike love fantasy art as it’s all about escaping into

magical, mythical lands. Fantasy arts brings some emotional moments after

seeing the art.

10) Graffiti Art :

Graffiti art refers to street art. It also includes the slogan, visual

arts of giving any social message. These arts always give social messages

which give people looking at it every time. A more complex style is wild

style, a form of graffiti usually involving interlocking letters and connecting



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