Styles of art forging in modern times
2021-11-17 13:16:11Styles of art forging in modern times

Forging has practically no stylistic restrictions. The choice of orientation depends on the wishes of the customer and the design of the interior, exterior or surrounding landscape. Since all art forging in art is individual, some may reflect characteristics of different styles. Opinions about whether a particular product belongs to a particular style may vary. We do not assume the role of experts, but only help to get an idea.

There is always a misunderstanding of terms. For example, the term "style". If we are talking about the directions of the historical style, then they refer to certain stages in the history of art, when a unique artistic system was formed, covering various types of art and visual creativity. There are no controversial points, since art critics have analyzed in detail what techniques are inherent in this or that style. And it will be completely incorrect and illiterate to illustrate the trends of the historical style with the works of modern blacksmiths that do not meet any criteria of the declared style.

How to define the style of forging in the present?

We do not pursue the goal of reasoning about styles in art. There are dedicated resources for this. Our task is to show the buyer: "We can make a design in this style ...". Or vice versa, for the buyer to say to the designer: "I would like a gate in such and such a style or such a theme ...". And so that they can understand each other at least approximately.

It is necessary to understand that when they say, for example, "Baroque", then, strictly speaking, it means "a characteristic feature of European culture of the 17-18 centuries, the center of which was Italy. Of course, in the full sense of the word, Artdeco works of the 21st century cannot be completely baroque if it is not a reproduction. We talk about how today elements are borrowed from the past and new ones are invented, for example, steampunk or high-tech.

At the same time, of course, one must admit that every artist has the right to experiment with elements of different styles. At the same time, it must be admitted that not all styles are historical; in our modern world, quite a lot of stylistic directions have been created, which have found their name, vocation and continuation in the use of not only the exterior, but also the interior.

A few examples of art forging styles

There are no stylistic restrictions in modern art forging. The special features of a forged object are determined by the customer's taste preferences.

AR-DECO - the geometric version of the Art Nouveau style - individual features:

  • Strong vertical lines with rounded corners;
  • Decorative zigzags, circles, triangles;
  • Eclecticism and Futurism.

GOTHIC The Gothic style of forging is characterized by the following features:

  • Majesty;
  • Lightness and transparency of the image;
  • Pattern geometry;
  • General tendency of the composition upward;
  • A large number of vertical elements: sharp tops and peaks, trefoils.

BAROQUE Features:

  • Luxury, splendor and sensuality of forms;
  • An abundance of intricate and intricate patterns and ornaments;
  • The pomp and grandeur of the image;
  • Grace and chic;
  • A typical element is a curl; Flower baskets, spirals, scrolls, leaves, garlands are often used.

AMPIR has the following features:

  • Severity and simplicity of forms are combined with elegance;
  • Plant motives;
  • Straight and smooth stems;
  • Geometric elements;
  • Circles, rectangular meanders, wreaths, elongated volutes.

AVANT-GUARD style is characterized by the following features:

  • Non-standard - the absence of clichés and stereotypes;
  • Severity;
  • Functionality;
  • Inconsistency in the contrast of shapes, lines, textures and sizes.

ENGLISH or VICTORIAN has individual characteristics:

  • Combination of strict and conservative traditions with elegance;
  • Simple shape with graceful details;
  • Perfect combination with wood.

VOSTOCHNY has the following features:

  • Bright colors rich in details and accents;
  • Streamlined shapes.

The EUROPEAN style includes several national trends.

Fachwerk (Germany) has the following distinctive features:

  • Rustic and folk motives are used in the decor;
  • Moderate eclecticism.

Chalet (Switzerland) is distinguished by the presence of elements of rural culture; it is a synthesis of nobility and simplicity.

Country (England) is distinguished by comfort, simplicity and restraint, close interaction of metal and wood; rustic decorative motives.

Provence (France) is distinguished by romance, brightness and luxury. The style is dominated by light pastel colors, an abundance of decorations and floral patterns.

CLASSIC The essence of classicism is expressed in the following characteristics:

  • Harmony and balance of the composition;
  • Conciseness and restraint of forms;
  • Symmetry;
  • Typical elements: vines, curls, flowers, wreaths, peaks, reliefs.

LOFT has the following features:

  • progressiveness;
  • minimalism;
  • urban motives;
  • artistic rudeness.

MINIMALISM has the following individual characteristics:

  • Brevity;
  • Minimal decorative effect or its complete absence;
  • Simplicity of forms, rejection of any complexity.

MODERN has the following characteristics:

  • A combination of many styles and trends - polystyle;
  • Amorphous and asymmetrical pattern;
  • Smoothness of lines;
  • Harmony of all details;
  • The predominance of natural and plant motifs, exotic flowers are especially popular: irises and orchids.

NEOCLASSICISM has individual characteristics:

  • Aesthetics, practicality and durability;
  • Restraint and elegance;
  • A minimum of decorative elements.

POST-MODERNISM is expressed in the synthesis of many styles and cultures, in the use of modern technologies and materials, a typical element is an allusion - a stylistic figure that contains an indication of any cultural phenomena of the past, present or future.

RENAISSANCE (Italian) has the following differences:

  • Perfect lines and design;
  • Symmetry of the ornament;
  • Sharp center from which elements diverge;
  • Harmony and proportionality of details;
  • Typical elements: curls, spirals, eights;
  • The use of antique motives.

ROCOCO has the following features:

  • Lightness, grace, playfulness and frivolity of forms;
  • Grace of lines;
  • Decorativeness comes first;
  • Asymmetry of patterns;
  • The main element of the ornament is rocaille, shaped like a curl of a shell.

ROMANIC STYLE is distinguished by the following properties:

  • Solidity, solidity and monumentality;
  • Simplicity of form;
  • Density and symmetry of the pattern;
  • Semicircular arches;
  • The typical element is volute.

EKLEKTIKA is a collective synthetic style. It is characterized by the use of elements of different styles. Historical eclecticism prevails in European art of the 19th century: it combines features of new interpretations of historical styles - for example, neo-baroque, neo-gothic, pseudo-Russian style.

In our time, eclecticism absorbs many not only historical, but also modern styles. It's an interesting mix of old and new.

The most important style elements in artistic forging:

  • Synthesis of motives of old and new styles
  • Saturation of details.


As you can see, this is not the end of the list of historical styles that have found their affection and have taken root not only in this or that era, but also in modern times. Using the concept of stylistic direction, you can create a single combination of perfection in a residential building or an office building. The creation of the landscape, exterior and interior in the same artistic style and direction will indicate the taste of the owner, which the owners of the estates have been striving for for more than one century.