Trends in Latin American art


Collecting art is a practice that is increasing every day throughout the world, thanks to the modality that is currently offered to collectors and art buyers through the sale of artworks online.

When purchasing artworks, you have probably asked yourself:

How can some works be related to others? Or how will a work look together with others, stylistically speaking?

This situation is made easier for you if you have knowledge or information about the artistic trends -also known as artistic avant-garde or artistic movements- that emerged at the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century, which have set guidelines in the modern and contemporary art world.

Angélica Ramírez. Aceptación.

Just as an artist is trained by appreciating the works of the masters of universal art, a collector or buyer of artworks is also trained by knowing, distinguishing, and appreciating the different trends in art.

The artistic trends respond to a certain period and share formal, technical, conceptual, ideological, and programmatic characteristics under which a group of artists meets, whose movements have been baptized with the suffix “ism”, being very diverse and short-lived, since in their desire for innovation one trend succeeded the other, although in some cases they even coexisted.

Ender Rodríguez. Erótica novia del ECCE

In each of these trends, artists have emerged who continue to be recognized no matter how distant they are in time and geographical space. These trends were characterized by their irreverent, transgressive spirit, of social criticism, of rupture in relation to the prevailing artistic tradition at the time, by their desire for innovation, originality, and experimentation.

Next, I will give you a list of some of the most relevant isms or artistic tendencies of modern and contemporary European and North American art: Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Abstractionism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism or Informalism, Optical Art, Kinetic art, Pop art, Hyperrealism, Minimalism, Conceptualism and Action art.

Pristowscheg. Composición Nro 4. De la serie The Break.

 These artistic trends have had such an impact that they continue to influence artists today, in some cases consciously and in others unconsciously. If you want to know more about the formal, conceptual, and technical characteristics of the artistic trends that have influenced or been adopted, reinterpreted and recreated, with their own ingredients, by the Latin American artists represented in Arte Original, we invite you to visit our next articles where you will find the information you need to conscientiously acquire truly unique artworks.

Written by José Gregorio Noroño, curator at Arte Original.

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