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Home / The 19th Century was a Major Breakthrough for the Fine Art Industry

The 19th Century was a Major Breakthrough for the Fine Art Industry

The 19th Century was a major breakthrough for the fine art industry. The artists of the time paved the way for modern art, starting with realism and progressing toward impressionism. During that time, France was considered the core beacon of art, where many world-famous artists, including the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet, gained recognition.

The world of art saw many transitions and movements in the 19th Century. While realism and impressionism were at the forefront, the symbolism movement gained rapid popularity that sought to reject realism and impressionism. Rather than depicting a visual and concrete world, this movement portrayed emotions and thoughts with mystical and spiritual elements. And then there was surrealism which used the subconscious mind to portray art in its purest form.

Some of the most famous works of art on display include the Le Grand Canal by Claude Monet, currently displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA. Then there’s Cafe Terrace at Night by Van Gogh, located at the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands at the time of writing.

Fine art of the 19th Century left behind a legacy of freedom. The freedom to express thoughts and emotions through art ultimately laid the foundation for modern art.

19th-century art left strong cultural influences on the world of art as a whole. Emphasizing individuality, emotions, and even the supernatural, the artwork of that time transcended all boundaries.

Fine art pieces from the 19th Century is are priceless and became the foundation for contemporary art. But the inventive aesthetic and free-spirited work the world saw during this period is still enjoyed to this day. These well-preserved pieces of art are and will remain an inspiration for aspiring artists of today.

ARTIST: Claude Monet, Van Gogh

FINE ART MOVEMENT: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

ARTWORK: le Grand Canal, Venice, Italy 1908, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, Cafe Terrace at Night by Van Gogh held at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands