Cross Cultural Trends

Art trends Art trends Introduction The list of five trends and art forms that have originated in another country and diffused into American culture are Dadaism, impressionism, Harlem renaissance, neoclassical painting and expressionism.
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Dadaism reached United States in the 1950s but originally came from Europe as reaction to World War I and a movement to reject any form of structure and rationality in art. It sought the free form and more egalitarian approach in art. It also sought to break away from the traditional art and make an art out of everyday things (Smithsonian, nd).
Impressionism also came from France and also came into being as a departure from the rigor of rules of academic painting. Artists from the United States who studied and stayed in France such as Mary Cassatt brought the Impressionist art in the United States in the 1860s where it was readily accepted (Arthistory, nd)
Harlem Renaissance on the other hand is an art movement led by Langston Hughes in the United States during the civil rights movement that aimed to promote Afro American art and literature. It included paintings, drawings, music poem that included the works of Langston Hughes (Hughes, nd) which is now integrated in the American culture particularly among the Afro-American population.
NeoClassical art also known as the academic approach in painting originating in Greece and Rome where the strict rules of order and reason in rendering the art is followed (www.visual-arts-cork.com, nd). This approach originated in Europe but was later adopted not only in the United States but elsewhere in the world due to its methodological approach and beauty in rendering art.
Expressionism is the use of light and shapes in forming artworks in a variety of color came to United States from Europe and eventually became a part of its mainstream art.
Conclusion
One of the trends/art forms that has directly affected me is Dadaism. Dadaism has affected me because it widened my perspective in art. Through Dadaism, I realized that everything around us can become objects of art if we are creative enough to transform them
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