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Death and Life, Gustav Klimt

Death and Life

Gustav Klimt, 1910-1915
Doves No. 2, Hilma af Klint

Doves No. 2

Hilma af Klint, 1915

Abandon love, abandon aestheticism, abandon the baggage of wisdom, for in the new culture, your wisdom is ridiculous and insignificant. I have untied the knots of wisdom and liberated the consciousness of color!

From Cubism and Futurism to Suprematism

Kazimir Malevich, 1915
Glider Containing a Water Mill in Neighboring Metals, Marcel Duchamp

Glider Containing a Water Mill in Neighboring Metals

Marcel Duchamp, 1913-1915
Group IX, No. 3, The Dove, Hilma af Klint

Group IX, No. 3, The Dove

Hilma af Klint, 1915
Group IX/SUW, No. 17. The Swan, No. 17, Hilma af Klint

Group IX/SUW, No. 17. The Swan, No. 17

Hilma af Klint, 1914-1915
Group IX/SUW No. 8, The Swan, No. 8, Hilma af Klint

Group IX/SUW No. 8, The Swan, No. 8

Hilma af Klint, 1915
Group IX/SUW, The Swan, No. 1, Hilma af Klint

Group IX/SUW, The Swan, No. 1

Hilma af Klint, 1915
Group IX/SUW No. 12, The Swan No. 12, Hilma af Klint

Group IX/SUW No. 12, The Swan No. 12

Hilma af Klint, 1915
Group IX/UW No. 25, The Dove, No. 1, Hilma af Klint

Group IX/UW No. 25, The Dove, No. 1

Hilma af Klint, 1915
Hercules and the Hydra, Franz Stuck

Hercules and the Hydra

Franz Stuck, 1915
In Advance of the Broken Arm, Marcel Duchamp

In Advance of the Broken Arm

Marcel Duchamp, 1915
Jack of Hearts, Olga Rozanova

Jack of Hearts

Olga Rozanova, 1912-1915
King of Clubs, Olga Rozanova

King of Clubs

Olga Rozanova, 1912-1915
Idylls of the King: Farewell, fair Lily, Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

Idylls of the King: Farewell, fair Lily

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, 1913-1915
Le Cafe, Pierre Bonnard

Le Cafe

Pierre Bonnard, 1915
Sculptural Construction of Noise and Speed, Giacomo Balla

Sculptural Construction of Noise and Speed

Giacomo Balla, 1914-1915
Lighthouse, Marsden Hartley

Lighthouse

Marsden Hartley, 1915
Litzlberg on the Attersee, Gustav Klimt

Litzlberg on the Attersee

Gustav Klimt, 1914-1915
Loveday and Ann: Two Women with a Basket of Flowers, Frances Hodgkins

Loveday and Ann: Two Women with a Basket of Flowers

Frances Hodgkins, 1915
Marie Laurencin, Cecilia de Madrazo and the Dog Coco, Marie Laurencin

Marie Laurencin, Cecilia de Madrazo and the Dog Coco

Marie Laurencin, 1915
Berlin Series No. 47, Marsden Hartley

Berlin Series No. 47

Marsden Hartley, 1914-1915
Berlin Series No. 50, Marsden Hartley

Berlin Series No. 50

Marsden Hartley, 1914-1915
Berlin Series No. 49, Marsden Hartley

Berlin Series No. 49

Marsden Hartley, 1914-1915
Pier and Ocean (Composition No. 10), Piet Mondrian

Pier and Ocean (Composition No. 10)

Piet Mondrian, 1915
Portrait of Edith Schiele with Striped Dress, Sitting, Egon Schiele

Portrait of Edith Schiele with Striped Dress, Sitting

Egon Schiele, 1915
Portrait of Edith, The Artist's Wife, Egon Schiele

Portrait of Edith, The Artist's Wife

Egon Schiele, 1915
Portrait of Emma Schmidt-Müller, Ferdinand Hodler

Portrait of Emma Schmidt-Müller

Ferdinand Hodler, 1915
Queen of Spades, Olga Rozanova

Queen of Spades

Olga Rozanova, 1914-1915
Red Cross Egg, Peter Carl Fabergé

Red Cross Egg

Peter Carl Fabergé, 1915
Red Cross Train Passing a Village, Gino Severini

Red Cross Train Passing a Village

Gino Severini, 1915
Self-Portrait, Florine Stettheimer

Self-Portrait

Florine Stettheimer, 1915
Still Life with Bottles and Pitcher, Giorgio Morandi

Still Life with Bottles and Pitcher

Giorgio Morandi, 1915
Stillleben mit Gitarre, Liubov Popova

Stillleben mit Gitarre

Liubov Popova, 1914-1915
Study of a Nun, Gwendolen Mary John

Study of a Nun

Gwendolen Mary John, 1915
Suburban Train Arriving in Paris, Gino Severini

Suburban Train Arriving in Paris

Gino Severini, 1915
Supremus No.50, Kazimir Malevich

Supremus No.50

Kazimir Malevich, 1915
The Artist's Mother, Umberto Boccioni

The Artist's Mother

Umberto Boccioni, 1915

Total fusion in order to reconstruct the universe making it more joyful

The Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe

Giacomo Balla, Fortunato Depero, 1915
The Nativity, for Liturgy, Natalia Goncharova

The Nativity, for Liturgy

Natalia Goncharova, 1915
The Poet Reclining, Marc Chagall

The Poet Reclining

Marc Chagall, 1915
Traveling Woman, Liubov Popova

Traveling Woman

Liubov Popova, 1915
Tree of Knowledge No. 5, Hilma af Klint

Tree of Knowledge No. 5

Hilma af Klint, 1913-1915
Two Spanish Girls, Marie Laurencin

Two Spanish Girls

Marie Laurencin, 1915
Untitled, Liubov Popova

Untitled

Liubov Popova, 1915
Untitled (Street Band), Marcel Janco

Untitled (Street Band)

Marcel Janco, c. 1915
Vive la France, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Vive la France

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1914-1915

Futurist poets, painters, sculptors, and musicians of Italy! As long as the war lasts let us set aside our verse, our brushes, scapels, and orchestras! The red holidays of genius have begun!

War, the World's Only Hygiene

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1915

Just a word, and the word a movement.

1st Dada Manifesto

Hugo Ball, 1916
Anthill, Marianne von Werefkin

Anthill

Marianne von Werefkin, 1916
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