70s Art Styles

1970s art styles

The long-standing tradition of male artists suffered the sharpest blow ever in this breakthrough age, as creativity was no longer restrained by the domination of its male creators. The 1970s artists’ bodies served as the new canvas due to their strong yearning and the necessity to break away from traditional canvas manufacturing.


To date, only a few female artists have been recognized. All of this changed because of Judy Chicago, whose famous inquiry over the lack of modern female masters became the headline of an essay.

the most important 1970s art styles

land art

With the advent of land art, nature became more than simply a background; it became yet another surface into which creatives buried the concerns of formal art creation.


Feminist art took a strong stride forward among the intensity of anti-war rallies, civil and LGBT rights acts, and the arrival of the Women’s Liberation movement.


Even though this Japanese proto-conceptual trend was founded in 1954 and lasted into the 1980s, much of its significant work was created in the 1970s. The group’s purpose was to break away from traditional art creation.

performance ART

Performance art in the period was tighter, completely demolishing traditional assumptions about time, space, place, and topic.

important 1970s artists

Betye Saar (1926 – Present)

Lynda Benglis (1941 – Present)

other important artists

Amid the political and social upheaval, it spawned a new economic catastrophe. Famous 1970s artists reflect their era in their work. Other notable artists include: Judy Chicago (1939 – Present) Chuck Close (1940 – 2021) Barbara Kruger (1945 – Present)