I’ve bI’ve been playing around with an app called Fotor Photo Editor (art options), where they take your photo and change to whatever art filter you choose. The only downside is the file sizes are less than 1 MB, so hopefully, I can find an App with a higher resolution.
Below is the Lion Fish photo I started with, and if you scroll down, you will see the generated artwork.
I crouched down and took an upshot of the Lion Fish to get the reflection at the top of the saltwater tank.
This art style is Dadaism, which I didn’t know was a thing. According to google Dadaism was developed in reaction to World War I; the Dada movement consisted of artists who rejected the logic, reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society instead of expressing nonsense, irrationality, and anti-bourgeois protest in their works.
This style is called Color Fantasy. I tried looking it up, and google gave me the I Don’t Know shrug. Best guess is it’s anything that is fantasy with bold colors.
Next up is Fauvism, the style of les Fauves (French for wild beasts), whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the realistic. This style would blend into French Impressionism and Cubism.
I would argue that this image is not a style of art but an art medium, it’s labeled
Pastel. Pastel is just a type of paint, like oil painting or watercolors. It looks French Impressionism to me, but I don’t have a degree in art so what do I know 🙂 .
Now we move into Pop Art, and I can see this next to a Can of Soup..
Last is Surrealism, which looks like the Fauvism style this app generated. Surrealism developed in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and was largely influenced by Dada. The movement is best known for its visual artworks and writings and the juxtaposition of distant realities to activate the unconscious mind through imagery. Think melting clocks and man with a green apple face, and you got Surrealism.