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Early Modernism

1870 — 1900

Tradition be damned.

The Frightful Musicians

James Ensor, 1891

Flatiron Building

1902

Femme assise au bouquet de feuillage

Jean Metzinger, 1905

Woman Leaning on Her Hands

Henri Matisse, 1905

Le Bonheur de Vivre

Henri Matisse, 1906

Charing Cross Bridge

André Derain, 1905-1906

Childhood Group IV

Hilma af Klint, 1907

The Large Figure Paintings, No. 5 Group 3

Hilma af Klint, 1907

Music (Sketch)

Henri Matisse, 1907

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Pablo Picasso, 1907

Group of Artists

Marie Laurencin, 1908

Diane Hunting

Marie Laurencin, 1908

Seated Figure, Right Hand on Ground

Henri Matisse, 1908

Self Portrait — 1908

Marie Laurencin, 1908

The Dessert: Harmony in Red

Henri Matisse, 1908

The City Rises

Umberto Boccioni, 1910

Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor)

Wassily Kandinsky, 1910

Nude Girl

Gwendolen Mary John, 1909-1910

Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art — Part 1

Wassily Kandinsky, 1910

A first encounter with any new phenomenon exercises immediately an impression on the soul.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art — Part 2: About Painting

Wassily Kandinsky, 1910

L'Electricité

Natalia Goncharova, 1910

Gray Tree

Piet Mondrian, 1911

Romantic Landscape

Wassily Kandinsky, 1911

Watercolor 6

Wassily Kandinsky, 1911

Composition 5

Wassily Kandinsky, 1911

Bride with Fan

Marc Chagall, 1911

Nude

Piet Mondrian, 1911-1912

Improvisation 28 (second version)

Wassily Kandinsky, 1912

Landscape, 47

Natalia Goncharova, 1912

A Water Carrier and a Coachman

Marc Chagall, 1912

Nude

Marc Chagall, 1913

The Reader

Marie Laurencin, 1913

Composition in Grey Blue

Piet Mondrian, 1912-1913

Composition No. 3

Piet Mondrian, 1912-1913

Femme debout à la capeline

Marie Laurencin, 1913

Composition in Blue Gray and Pink

Piet Mondrian, 1913

Composition 7

Wassily Kandinsky, 1913

Composition 6

Wassily Kandinsky, 1913

Two Sisters with a Cello

Marie Laurencin, 1913-1914

Composition No. 9

Piet Mondrian, 1913-1914

Oval Composition with Light Colors

Piet Mondrian, 1913-1914

Turin Spring

Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

Composition No. 6

Piet Mondrian, 1914

Pier and Ocean

Piet Mondrian, 1914

The Song of Love

Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

The Philosopher's Conquest

Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

Tree of Knowledge No. 5

Hilma af Klint, 1913-1915

Berlin Series No. 49

Marsden Hartley, 1914-1915

The Poet Reclining

Marc Chagall, 1915

Altarpiece No. 1 Group X

Hilma af Klint, 1915
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A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.

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