The 20th century left a big mark in art.
Surprisingly, against the background of the newly invented cinematography, painting did not lose its positions at that time, but on the contrary it developed rapidly.
Artists lived an active creative and social life, gathered in groups and circles, organized painting schools and opened the way for new directions in art.
Perhaps the most famous "non-standard"Artists of the 20th century were Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Both were born in Spain at the turn of the 19-20 centuries and absorbed the spirit of change embodied in boundless creative freedom. After decades, their work is still full of unsolved symbols and riddles, which causes a contradictory reaction among the public.
Pictures of both Spanish geniuses strikinglyDiffer from the canons of traditional painting, which allows uninitiated viewers to bring them closer to a conventional kind of art "not of this world." However, the creative methods of Dali and Picasso characterize them as people who have a unique view of the world, which is reflected in the famous canvases.
Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso receivedClassical art education, but already in the years of study, they surprised teachers with a non-standard approach to painting. Both artists stood at the origins of modernist trends in art and, traveling through Europe, acquired more and more supporters in bohemian circles. Experimenting with color, shape, perspective, Picasso, along with Georges Braque, became the ancestor of Cubism, and Dali not without justification declared: "Surrealism is me".
Pablo Picasso began his career as aA portrait painter, working in a classical style, but soon declared the pointlessness of the transmission in the picture of the visible, real world. Hence his attempts to look at the subject from different angles, depicting in the picture all its facets at the same time. This is the calling card of Cubism - a lot of faces and angles of view on still life and even a portrait, which is why it's not immediately possible to guess the image portrayed behind the cumbersome geometric figures. The artist as if hinting to the viewer that the inner essence is always hidden behind the heap of outer shells.
Salvador Dali went further away fromThe reality of the traditional, highlighting its inner world. That is why his paintings are full of dream images and reflections of the artist's complexes and fears. Endowed with phenomenal erudition, Dali coded in his canvases biblical and mythological motifs, in many ways rethinking the traditional point of view on eternal subjects.