Modern Art Movement

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Modern Art
Modern Art is a term given after the succession of certain styles and movements in the art domain "which dominated Western culture from 19th Century up until the 1960's." Such movements are Impressionism, Cubism, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Futurism, Pop Art and Op Art. Link


Definition: "an early 20th-century style and movement in art, especially painting, in which perspective with a single viewpoint was abandoned and use was made of simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and, later, collage."

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Harlequin with Guitar Improvisation

Credits: 1)Juan Gris; 2)Pablo Picasso; 3)Juan Gris; 4)Andrew Dasburg.


Definition: "Of or relating to an early 20th-century modernist school of architecture and design noted for its use of rectilinear forms, plain unadorned surfaces, and techniques and materials associated with industrial production." (Definition)

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Definition: "a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images."

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Credits: 1)Salvador Dali; 2)Vladimir Kush; 3)Vladimir Kush; 4)Rafal Olbinski.


Definition: "an artistic movement begun in Italy in 1909 that violently rejected traditional forms so as to celebrate and incorporate into art the energy and dynamism of modern technology. Launched by Filippo Marinetti, it had effectively ended by 1918 but was widely influential, particularly in Russia on figures such as Malevich and Mayakovsky."

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Abstract Speed The Milliner

Credits: 1)Umberto Boccioni; 2)Filippo Tommaso Marinetti; 3)Giacomo Balla; 4)Gino Severini.

Op Art

Definition: "a form of abstract art that gives the illusion of movement by the precise use of pattern and color, or in which conflicting patterns emerge and overlap. Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely are its most famous exponents."

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Square The Milliner

Credits: 1)Bridget Riley; 2)Victor Vasarely; 3)Richard Anuszkiewicz; 4)Jean-Pierre Yvaral.

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