Assemblance, a modern journey | Group Exhibition:
21 April – 20 May 2017
at Absolut Art Gallery, 19 Ryneveld Street, 1st floor gallery, Stellenbosch
Modern art was a response to the subjective, factual nature of the industrial age. Artists sought to express themselves through their art. An expression of their perspective, emotions and soul.
A trademark of the industrial revolution was urbanisation. As more people made their way into the city in search of jobs, life as they knew it would also change. New forms of leisure and enjoyment became a major influence in modern art. Art was no longer academic or reserved only for the rich and famous. People started making art about things that interested them – people, places and abstract ideas.
Image: Norman Catherine