Abstract Art Posters DefinitionSource(Google.com.pk)
Abstract atr posters:
By definition, a poster is a big section of printed paper. This can be hung up on a wall or can hang down from a ceiling or put up on a board. Poster art involves the use of both or either text and graphics. Posters that employ only one of the two as content are also not unusual. Posters that use only text, however, were most common in the age of the monarchy as these were used to make royal announcements.
Today, there are many reasons to make posters. An art poster may be the printed reproduction of a famous work of art. Such posters may also be vintage posters and such posters, like any prints would be very expensive. A vintage poster art print can be an advertisement of an old product. For instance, such a poster could include a specific ad campaign launched by a soda company. An art education poster on the other hand would be about a particular academic or educational issue. Such posters have practical rather than artistic value and naturally command a lower price. In fact, most posters have practical value unless in demand by a collector or someone who enjoys keeping stock poster art.
As far as sizes go, the most popular poster size is roughly two feet by three feet. However some posters can be much larger as in the kind of posters that are used on billboards around India. Smaller posters are also a popular form of advertisement in India but these are known as flyers rather than as posters.
It was the major development in art poster printing techniques and the invention of lithography and chromolithography printing techniques that prompted the production of affordable posters. These techniques grew popular in nineteenth century Europe and many famous artists created posters at that time. Jules Cheret, one of the most respected artists of that time was known for making posters for various functions and events. Jules’ work could be an art show poster on one day, and he would work on advertisement posters for exhibitions or theatre performances the next.
Gradually, over time, the demand for such posters grew to such an extent that the industry of poster-making attracted several artists and painters in search of more lucrative work. Posters then became a common sight in Paris. Each artist would have a special style and eventually theater personalities and other clients started choosing artistic poster styles according to their taste and consequently offered their business to select artists. In that era in Europe, posters soon became equated with graphic art. However, poster art did not see the same fate in the United States of America. There, posters were still viewed as mainly a means of advertisement. European posters of that great era are now in great demand and fetch huge sums in a collectors’ market.
The Cubist art movement began in Paris around 1907 with Picasso’s ground breaking painting Demoiselles D'Avignon and the works of Georges Braque.
They rebelled against established ways of painting and represented three-dimensional subjects from several different points of view simultaneously so they became fragmented and redefined. Other major exponents of Cubism included Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia, Jean Metzinger, Marcel Duchamp and Fernand Leger.
Cubism can bee seen evolving in the late work of Cézanne in which he painted sill lives from slightly different points of view. Picasso and many artists of the time were also influenced by African tribal masks which are highly stylised, but nevertheless present a vivid human image. The object in these paintings became increasingly fragmented and the paintings themselves became increasingly abstract.
Cubism was the starting point for much abstract art including Constructivism and Neo-Plasticism. It also however, opened up almost infinite new possibilities for the treatment of reality in art, including the used of everyday objects in paintings and sculpture.