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Modernism

1870 — 1960
Victory Boogie Woogie, 1944

World wars and the rejection of tradition

A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.

Symbolism

1880-1910

Out with the old, in with the sexy

Art Nouveau

1890-1910

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

Vienna Secession

1897-1905

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

Fauvism

1900-1910

Realism as a weapon

Social Realism

1900-1950

A more authentic, anxious, and grotesque reality

Expressionism

1905-1933

Blood, speed and violence.

Futurism

1909-1944

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

Cubism

1910-1930

Taking refuge in the square.

Suprematism

1913-1924

Dada is anti-dada!

Dada

1916-1924

The art of the perfectly straight line

De Stijl

1917-1931

An explosion of black culture in America

Harlem Renaissance

1918-1936

Art should only serve society.

Constructivism

1919-1935

Geometry, ornamentation, and lots and lots of money

Art Deco

1920-1940

Art without reason, aesthetics or morality

Surrealism

1924-1965

Colonialism vs Tradition

Hanoi School

1925-1981

For those who didn't like the Modern

Post Modernism

1940-

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

Abstract Expressionism

1940-1960

What you see is what you see

Minimalism

1950-2000

Open the rocks to discover the fruit inside

Shona Sculpture

1960-

Art as history, protest and education in the DRC

Zaire School of Popular Painting

1975-2010