What is Realism
  Native/Folk Art This is easy to recognize but difficult to define. Native art is made by painters without formal schooling in art, but what they lack in conventional expertise (with respect to perspective and representational style), they make up for with freshness and simplicity.
Dogs Realism Some artists favor the portrayal of things as thet appear and subject matter such as wildlife, the human figure, or a seascape can be a moving experience.
  Impressionism Impressionists often paint outdoors and on the site instead of a studio. They attempt to capture the overall feeling of the scene (an impression) rather than reproducing it in all the detail.
  Expressionism Loose brushwork of the impressionists style - almost primitive in nature. The key is the expression of emotion. Energetic brush strokes and vivid colors impact these artworks.
  Cubism Cubism has had a huge impact on art history. The root of the very word Cubism "cube", describes its general idea: an object is depicted by breaking it down into essential shapes.
  Surrealism Said to have originated from a psychology of Freud's studies, these artists paint a distinction between the unconscious and concious realms of the mind. They incorporate images from dreams, imagination, and free-association.
  Pop In the 1950s, a few artists began to recognize the impact of the contemporary American culture. Andy Warhol, for one, was creating the art based on elements of commercial and graphic arts imagery.
Snow Minimalism Minimalism began in the 1960s in reaction to the subjective art movement, Expressionism. Emphasizing the bare minimum, this art is generally non-representational and non-symbolic. The key is pure simplicity; breaking down a work of art into its minimum components.
  Abstract Art This art describes a broad category in which forms and figures are not depicted realistically, and some examples may not depict anything recognixable at all.