presentation purpose classified into the color of paint. This made the art of impressionism grew to the
painting of pictures rather than the traditional way of drawings.
Primitivism is an art made by someone who has no formal training which has influenced the
growth of street art, restoration of modern western culture and provided a platform for expression of
discontent with the convention of western art and promotion of new art styles (Sherman,pg.92). This
has helped in communicating the idea of modern European civilization in a simple direct way. The
other character is expressionism which uses people as the subject of representation have total use of
reality and not objectivity and this helped in expressing western typical problems in the 20
Expressionism usually links emotional between the viewer and artwork. Impressionism music focuses
on conveying the moods and emotions of the subject aroused rather than detailed tone picture, this is
mostly represented by short, lyrical pieces. Among the composers of this style was Debussy who had a
great profile of impressionism between (1890-1920). Expressionism was a feature of the high level of
dissonance with extreme contrasts of dynamics and constant texture changes.
This style is characterized by melodies and harmonies with leaps, a remarkable icon in this
style was Arnold Schoenberg. Primitivism too employed use of melodic and harmonic counters in
their styles, it involved the composition of cultural affairs by untrained personnel in a performance like
the songs of seasonal work and duties. A central figure in this style is Bartok’s Mikrokosmos- Songs
of Harvest the main difference between the three styles was the source and the style of composer,
impressionisms having its source as moods and emotional while expressionism had nationalistic
mainstream and involved people as the main subject of expression and primitiveness was expressing
discontentment of modern society in comparison to traditional cultures.
This style has got some characteristics to share, they all evolved in older movement sand
usually retains aspects of old days culture with some changes credited to the styles by some artists but