Thursday, 15 March 2018

THEME: Illustrate an -ism

Right around the time René Dubuffet coined the word "collage" from coller, to glue, in his native French, there was an explosion of "-isms" in the art world. After centuries with mostly only classicism and realism, all of a sudden there was impressionism, postimpressionism, fauvism. cubism, constructivism, surrealism, futurism, vorticism, modernism, expressionism, primitivism, abstract expressionism, postmodernism, photorealism—obviously just a partial list, and the list goes ever onward. Fortunately, I suppose, there's never been a collagism. As for those who try to make Dada into Dadaism... they just don't get it, do they? =smile=

But you don't have to restrict yourself to art movements. Or made-up art movements, either. There's also spiritualism and alcoholism and pessimism and nihilism and all those philosophical and religious "-isms” and...

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