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Industrial Revolution

Early Modernism
Tradition be damned.

Early Modernism, Industrial Revolution
The Frightful Musicians, James Ensor

The Frightful Musicians James Ensor, 1891

Flatiron Building, Neoclassicism

Flatiron Building Daniel Burnham, 1902

Femme assise au bouquet de feuillage, Jean Metzinger

Femme assise au bouquet de feuillage Jean Metzinger, 1905

Woman Leaning on Her Hands, Henri Matisse

Woman Leaning on Her Hands Henri Matisse, 1905

Charing Cross Bridge, André Derain

Charing Cross Bridge André Derain, 1905 – 1906

Le Bonheur de Vivre, Henri Matisse

Le Bonheur de Vivre Henri Matisse, 1906

Childhood Group IV, Hilma af Klint

Childhood Group IV Hilma af Klint, 1907

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Pablo Picasso

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon Pablo Picasso, 1907

Music (Sketch), Henri Matisse

Music (Sketch) Henri Matisse, 1907

The Large Figure Paintings, No. 5 Group 3, Hilma af Klint

The Large Figure Paintings, No. 5 Group 3 Hilma af Klint, 1907

Diane Hunting, Marie Laurencin

Diane Hunting Marie Laurencin, 1908

Group of Artists, Marie Laurencin

Group of Artists Marie Laurencin, 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

The Dessert: Harmony in Red, Henri Matisse

The Dessert: Harmony in Red Henri Matisse, 1908

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

L'Electricité Natalia Goncharova, 1910

Nude Girl, Gwendolen Mary John

Nude Girl Gwendolen Mary John, 1909 – 1910

The City Rises, Umberto Boccioni

The City Rises Umberto Boccioni, 1910

Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor), Wassily Kandinsky

Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor) Wassily Kandinsky, 1910

Bride with Fan, Marc Chagall

Bride with Fan Marc Chagall, 1911

Composition 5, Wassily Kandinsky

Composition 5 Wassily Kandinsky, 1911

Gray Tree, Piet Mondrian

Gray Tree Piet Mondrian, 1911

Romantic Landscape, Wassily Kandinsky

Romantic Landscape Wassily Kandinsky, 1911

Watercolor 6, Wassily Kandinsky

Watercolor 6 Wassily Kandinsky, 1911

A Water Carrier and a Coachman, Marc Chagall

A Water Carrier and a Coachman Marc Chagall, 1912

Improvisation 28 (second version), Wassily Kandinsky

Improvisation 28 (second version) Wassily Kandinsky, 1912

Landscape, 47, Natalia Goncharova

Landscape, 47 Natalia Goncharova, 1912

Nude, Piet Mondrian

Nude Piet Mondrian, 1911 – 1912

Composition 6, Wassily Kandinsky

Composition 6 Wassily Kandinsky, 1913

Composition 7, Wassily Kandinsky

Composition 7 Wassily Kandinsky, 1913

Composition in Blue Gray and Pink, Piet Mondrian

Composition in Blue Gray and Pink Piet Mondrian, 1913

Composition in Grey Blue, Piet Mondrian

Composition in Grey Blue Piet Mondrian, 1912 – 1913

Composition No. 3, Piet Mondrian

Composition No. 3 Piet Mondrian, 1912 – 1913

Femme debout à la capeline, Marie Laurencin

Femme debout à la capeline Marie Laurencin, 1913

Mlle Pogany, Version 1, Constantin Brancusi

Mlle Pogany, Version 1 Constantin Brancusi, 1913

Nude, Marc Chagall

Nude Marc Chagall, 1913

The Reader, Marie Laurencin

The Reader Marie Laurencin, 1913

Composition No. 6, Piet Mondrian

Composition No. 6 Piet Mondrian, 1914

Composition No. 9, Piet Mondrian

Composition No. 9 Piet Mondrian, 1913 – 1914

Oval Composition with Light Colors, Piet Mondrian

Oval Composition with Light Colors Piet Mondrian, 1913 – 1914

Pier and Ocean, Piet Mondrian

Pier and Ocean Piet Mondrian, 1914

The Philosopher's Conquest, Giorgio de Chirico

The Philosopher's Conquest Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

The Song of Love, Giorgio de Chirico

The Song of Love Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

Turin Spring, Giorgio de Chirico

Turin Spring Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

Two Sisters with a Cello, Marie Laurencin

Two Sisters with a Cello Marie Laurencin, 1913 – 1914

Altarpiece No. 1 Group X, Hilma af Klint

Altarpiece No. 1 Group X Hilma af Klint, 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. 49, Marsden Hartley

Berlin Series No. 49 Marsden Hartley, 1914 – 1915

Next Movement
Symbolism, Modernism

Symbolism

A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.

1880 – 1910

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