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Modernism

1870 — 1960
Victory Boogie Woogie, 1944

World wars and the rejection of tradition

Symbolism

A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.

1880-1910

Art Nouveau

Out with the old, in with the sexy

1890-1910

Vienna Secession

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

1897-1905

Fauvism

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

1900-1910

Social Realism

Realism as a weapon

1900-1950

Expressionism

A more authentic, anxious, and grotesque reality

1905-1933

Futurism

Blood, speed and violence.

1909-1944

Cubism

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

1910-1930

Suprematism

Taking refuge in the square.

1913-1924

Dada

Dada is anti-dada!

1916-1924

De Stijl

The art of the perfectly straight line

1917-1931

Harlem Renaissance

An explosion of black culture in America

1918-1936

Constructivism

Art should only serve society.

1919-1935

Art Deco

Geometry, ornamentation, and lots and lots of money

1920-1940

Regionalism

Finding a way back home

1920-1960

Surrealism

Art without reason, aesthetics or morality

1924-1965

Hanoi School

Colonialism vs Tradition

1925-1981

Post Modernism

For those who didn't like the Modern

1940-

Abstract Expressionism

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

1940-1960

Minimalism

What you see is what you see

1950-2000

Shona Sculpture

Open the rocks to discover the fruit inside

1960-

Zaire School of Popular Painting

Art as history, protest and education in the DRC

1975-2010

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