While the modern lifestyle is based around simplicity and clean lines, modern art can take on many different forms. The styles which comprise modern art include expressionism, impressionism, formalism, cubism, surrealism, pop art and abstract expression.
Modern art dates back to mid 19th century with influential artists such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keefe each leading the way with a unique style that created a new movement in the art world.
Andy Warhol, an American artist, is often considered a leading figure in pop art. His work combines artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement. One of Warhol’s most famous pieces of art was the Campbell’s Tomato Soup Can. He also painted many other iconic American objects including Coca-Cola bottles, dollar bills and celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
Salvador Dali was a Spanish surrealist painter best known for his bizarre images in his work. One of his most notable works is The Persistence of Memory which displays what he called “hand painted dream photographs” which includes melting watches and decay implied by swarming ants.
Claude Monet, a French artist, was a key Impressionist figure and is famous for the many landscape and leisure activities of Paris he depicted in his paintings. His work extended from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century. Towards the end of his career, Monet focused almost exclusively on the picturesque water-lily pond that he created on his property in Giverny.
Art is not limited to a paintbrush or charcoal; it takes on many forms. We are exposed to art everyday probably without always realizing it. Everything from advertisements to the decor in our homes takes on some form of artistic expression. Capturing both imaginative style and functionality, the Modern Fan collection by Fanimation delivers the unique appeal most modern art lovers seek.
Fanimation’s newest introductions are the perfect addition for your modish room:
The Wylde: Decorate your living space in style with The Wylde! This three-bladed, sleek looking fan is featured in satin nickel with reversible cherry/walnut blades or matte white with white blades. Available with or without a light, The Wylde is also Eco friendly with its DC Motor.
The Avaston: Put a new twist on your ceiling fan in your modern styled room with The Avaston. This three-bladed fan is sure to draw attention to your contemporary style in either oil-rubbed bronze with cherry blades or satin nickel with walnut blades. The Avaston is both stylish and functional.
The Jennix: Going green has never looked so good as it does with The Jennix! The Jennix boasts a DC motor which allow this fan to consume up to 70 percent less energy. The sleek lines of the blades make this three-bladed ceiling fan an exceptional piece to add to your contemporary decor.