A tendency or a style in art that shares common timeline, artistic ideals and approach constitute an art movement. There are no strict rules for a particular art movement; however, they can be slightly distinguished from one another. Let’s have a look at three of the major art movements which existed in the history.


A distinctive genre of art of the late 50s and 60s, Pop art has been seen in a lot of superhero images, retro advertisements and comic art. It is characterized by bold bright colours, distinctive collage imagery, innovative techniques and mixed media. It also often includes sattire or irony related to the time it existed.

Campbell’s Tomato Juice Box, 1964

Using the techniques and style of pop art, Andy Warhol made easily recognizable and visually stimulating consumer goods and ad imagery for advertising.

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Choosing colours carefully, Roy Lichtenstein created comic art that became popular in the 1950s. Colours are clearly distinguished when seen from a distance.

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Kuggen is a building designed by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor and owned by a real estate building in Sweden. The walls of this building are an amazing example of the famous pop art movement which includes bold colours. The walls of this building have shades of red and green colour executed in glazed terracotta.

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Whether evident in art, architecture or interiors, this style of art constitutes art, technology and modernism. It follows the ideology that a form must be applied because of its function and not because of its visual appeal. This style features ornamentation, balanced forms and abstract shapes. Having balanced compositions, bauhaus art combines flat background with overlapping shapes depicting dimensionality.

The Bauhaus college, Germany designed by Walter Gropius

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The catalogue Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar published in 1923 to accompany this first public showcase. This catalogue put the Bauhaus idea on paper for the first time.

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Art by Josef Albers was often seen in rectilinear patterns along with primary colours.

Working Title/Artist: Cabinet on base Department: Modern Art Culture/Period/Location: HB/TOA Date Code: Working Date: ca. 1939 photography by mma, transparency #c5504 scanned and retouched by film and media (jn) 7_2_04

Bauhaus style is evident in various daily life usages since its very purpose was to incorprate art into life including furniture, interior design, architecture and what not.

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In a world of chaos and clutter, minimalistic and simple ideas engage people more. Achieving excellence in minimalism is a great skill. Using simple forms and having minimum elements to produce work in a harmonious way is the base of minimalism. It makes the style less chaotic and less cluttered exposing the identity eliminating the non-essential elements.

The Marriage of Reason and Squalor by Frank Stella is often associated with minimalism and is characterized by thick black lines painted with thin stripes of canvas in symmetrical rectilinear patterns focusing attention to its visuals.

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Walls of Apple Park office: The walls of Apple Park office are one of the great examples of minimalism. A beautiful headquarters stands out an extraordinary example in today’s world.

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Rainbow Pickett, colourful six trapezoid installation by Judy Chicago is another example of minimalism.

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