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Expression, for me, does not reside in passions glowing in a human face or manifested by violent movement. The entire arrangement of my picture is expressive.

Notes of a Painter Henri Matisse, 1908

Paddy Flannigan, George Bellows

Paddy Flannigan George Bellows, 1908

Psyche Panel 1 — Eros is Struck by Psyche's Beauty, Maurice Denis

Psyche Panel 1 — Eros is Struck by Psyche's Beauty Maurice Denis, 1908

Psyche Panel 2 — Zephyr Transporting Psyche to the Island of Delight, Maurice Denis

Psyche Panel 2 — Zephyr Transporting Psyche to the Island of Delight Maurice Denis, 1908

Psyche Panel 3 — Psyche Discovers that Her Mysterious Lover is Eros, Maurice Denis

Psyche Panel 3 — Psyche Discovers that Her Mysterious Lover is Eros Maurice Denis, 1908

Psyche Panel 4 — The Vengeance of Venus, Maurice Denis

Psyche Panel 4 — The Vengeance of Venus Maurice Denis, 1908

Psyche Panel 5 — Jupiter Bestows Immortality on Psyche, Maurice Denis

Psyche Panel 5 — Jupiter Bestows Immortality on Psyche Maurice Denis, 1908

Psyche Panel 6 — Psyche's Kin Bid Her Farewell, Maurice Denis

Psyche Panel 6 — Psyche's Kin Bid Her Farewell Maurice Denis, 1908

Psyche Panel 7 — Cupid Carrying Psyche Up to Heaven, Maurice Denis

Psyche Panel 7 — Cupid Carrying Psyche Up to Heaven Maurice Denis, 1908

Peasant War print 2: Raped, Käthe Kollwitz

Peasant War print 2: Raped Käthe Kollwitz, 1907 – 1908

Seated Figure, Right Hand on Ground, Henri Matisse

Seated Figure, Right Hand on Ground Henri Matisse, 1908

Self Portrait, 1908, Marie Laurencin

Self Portrait, 1908 Marie Laurencin, 1908

Staffelsee Lake, Bavaria, Gabriele Münter

Staffelsee Lake, Bavaria Gabriele Münter, 1908

The Dessert: Harmony in Red, Henri Matisse

The Dessert: Harmony in Red Henri Matisse, 1908

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

The Kiss Gustav Klimt, 1907 – 1908

Peasant War print 7: The Prisoners, Käthe Kollwitz

Peasant War print 7: The Prisoners Käthe Kollwitz, 1908

The Seven-Pointed Star No. 1, Hilma af Klint

The Seven-Pointed Star No. 1 Hilma af Klint, 1908

The Soul of the Rose, John William Waterhouse

The Soul of the Rose John William Waterhouse, 1908

Village Street, Gabriele Münter

Village Street Gabriele Münter, 1908

Woods Near Oele, Piet Mondrian

Woods Near Oele Piet Mondrian, 1908

A Corner Of The Artist's Room, Paris, Gwendolen Mary John

A Corner Of The Artist's Room, Paris Gwendolen Mary John, 1907 – 1909

Äitini, My Mother, Helene Schjerfbeck

Äitini, My Mother Helene Schjerfbeck, 1909

Allegro, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Allegro Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, 1909

Angels (Paradise), Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Angels (Paradise) Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, 1909

Denise at Her Dressing Table, Mary Cassatt

Denise at Her Dressing Table Mary Cassatt, 1908 – 1909

Dune 1, Piet Mondrian

Dune 1 Piet Mondrian, 1909

Dune 2, Piet Mondrian

Dune 2 Piet Mondrian, 1909

Dune 3, Piet Mondrian

Dune 3 Piet Mondrian, 1909

Fairy Tale, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Fairy Tale Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, 1909

Fallen Leaves, 落ち葉 (Ochiba), Hishida Shunsō

Fallen Leaves, 落ち葉 (Ochiba) Hishida Shunsō, 1909

Fishing, Natalia Goncharova

Fishing Natalia Goncharova, 1909

Futurist Manifesto (Print), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Futurist Manifesto (Print) Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1909

Glass, Mikhail Larionov

Glass Mikhail Larionov, 1909

Portrait of Alexander Sakharoff, Alexej Von Jawlensky

Portrait of Alexander Sakharoff Alexej Von Jawlensky, 1909

Réunion à la campagne, Marie Laurencin

Réunion à la campagne Marie Laurencin, 1909

Riot in the Galleria, Umberto Boccioni

Riot in the Galleria Umberto Boccioni, 1909

Schynige Plate, Ferdinand Hodler

Schynige Plate Ferdinand Hodler, 1909

Self-portrait at the Dressing Table, Zinaida Serebriakova

Self-portrait at the Dressing Table Zinaida Serebriakova, 1909

Starry Sky, Attempt, Wenzel Hablik

Starry Sky, Attempt Wenzel Hablik, 1909

The Baker, Mikhail Larionov

The Baker Mikhail Larionov, 1909

The Dark Mountain, No. 1, Marsden Hartley

The Dark Mountain, No. 1 Marsden Hartley, 1909

The Dark Mountain, No. 2, Marsden Hartley

The Dark Mountain, No. 2 Marsden Hartley, 1909

The Flatiron, Edward J. Steichen

The Flatiron Edward J. Steichen, 1904 – 1909

Literature has exalted pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We exalt aggressive action, a feverish insomnia...The world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed.

The Futurist Manifesto Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1909

The Mother, Umberto Boccioni

The Mother Umberto Boccioni, 1909

The Sin, Franz Stuck

The Sin Franz Stuck, 1909

The Theatre Box, Félix Vallotton

The Theatre Box Félix Vallotton, 1909

Walk on the Beach, Joaquín Sorolla

Walk on the Beach Joaquín Sorolla, 1909

Waves - Creative Force, Wenzel Hablik

Waves - Creative Force Wenzel Hablik, 1909

Woman looking into a mirror, Constantin Brancusi

Woman looking into a mirror Constantin Brancusi, 1909

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