Originally Posted by HerrBremerhaven
Indeed, and this is why I am deeply suspicious of '-isms'. They are rebellions against, and attempts to structure, rather than an attempt to be true to a vision. The term 'impressionists' was (as far as I recall) originally an insult, while Fauves, Dadaists, Futurists and Modernists were essentially bandwagons.
Photography, since the Linked Ring and Camera Work (with its poisonous, pretentious hangers-on) has sometimes outdone painting as a source of worthless sell-righteousness.