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Modernism

World wars and the rejection of tradition

Symbolism, Modernism

Symbolism

A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.

1880-1910
Art Nouveau, Modernism

Art Nouveau

Out with the old, in with the sexy

1890-1910
Vienna Secession, Modernism

Vienna Secession

"To every age its art. To art its freedom."

1897-1905
Fauvism, Modernism

Fauvism

"A pot of paint has been flung in the face of the public"

1900-1910
Social Realism, Modernism

Social Realism

Realism as a weapon

1900-1950
Expressionism, Modernism

Expressionism

A more authentic, anxious, and grotesque reality

1905-1933
Futurism, Modernism

Futurism

Blood, speed and violence.

1909-1944
Cubism, Modernism

Cubism

"We only wanted to express what was in us..."

1910-1930
Suprematism, Modernism

Suprematism

Taking refuge in the square.

1913-1924
Dada, Modernism

Dada

Dada is anti-dada!

1916-1924
De Stijl, Modernism

De Stijl

The art of the perfectly straight line

1917-1931
Harlem Renaissance, Modernism

Harlem Renaissance

An explosion of black culture in America

1918-1936
Constructivism, Modernism

Constructivism

Art should only serve society.

1919-1935
Art Deco, Modernism

Art Deco

Geometry, ornamentation, and lots and lots of money

1920-1940
Regionalism, Modernism

Regionalism

Finding a way back home

1920-1960
Surrealism, Modernism

Surrealism

Art without reason, aesthetics or morality

1924-1965
Hanoi School, Modernism

Hanoi School

Colonialism vs Tradition

1925-1981
Abstract Expressionism, Modernism

Abstract Expressionism

It's not a picture, it's an event

1940-1960
Minimalism, Modernism

Minimalism

What you see is what you see

1950-2000
Next Era
Contemporary Art, Timeline of Art

Contemporary Art

Globalism, introspection and tail-swallowing

1960-2020

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