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Modernism

World wars and the rejection of tradition

Victory Boogie Woogie, 1944
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World wars and the rejection of tradition

Movements of Modernism

Early Modernism

Early Modernism

Tradition be damned.

1800-1950
Symbolism

Symbolism

A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.

1880-1910
Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau

Out with the old, in with the sexy.

1890-1910
Vienna Secession

Vienna Secession

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

1897-1905
Fauvism

Fauvism

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

1900-1910
Social Realism

Social Realism

Realism as a weapon

1900-1950
Expressionism

Expressionism

A more authentic, anxious, and grotesque reality

1905-1933
Futurism

Futurism

Blood, speed and violence.

1909-1944
Cubism

Cubism

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

1910-1930
Suprematism

Suprematism

Taking refuge in the square.

1913-1924
Dada

Dada

Dada is anti-dada!

1916-1924
De Stijl

De Stijl

The art of the perfectly straight line

1917-1931
Constructivism

Constructivism

Art should only serve society.

1919-1935
Art Deco

Art Deco

Geometry, ornamentation, and lots and lots of money

1920-1940
Surrealism

Surrealism

Art created without reason, aesthetics or morality.

1924-1965
Hanoi School

Hanoi School

Colonialism vs Tradition

1925-1981
Post Modernism

Post Modernism

For those who didn't like the Modern.

1940-
Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism

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

1940-1960
Minimalism

Minimalism

What you see is what you see

1950-2000

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