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Modernism

21 articles
8 videos
4 skills
Diverse artists with a common dedication to innovation came to be discussed as the avant-garde. Subdivisions include Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Expressionism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, performance art, and earth and environmental art. Many of these categories fall under the general heading of modernism. © 2013 The College Board

Manet, Olympia

VIDEO 7:14 minutes
Édouard Manet, Olympia, oil on canvas, 1863 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker   Édouard Manet brought to Realism his curiosity about social mores. However, he was not interested in mirroring polite ...

Monet, Gare St. Lazare

VIDEO 5:36 minutes
Claude Monet, Gare St. Lazare, 1877 (Musee d'Orsay)

Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

VIDEO 7:45 minutes
Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907 (Museum of Modern Art)

Gustav Klimt, The Kiss

VIDEO 3:57 minutes
Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907-8, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 180 x 180 cm (Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna)

Braque, The Portuguese (quiz)

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Oppenheim's Object Quiz

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Duchamp, Fountain

VIDEO 3:12 minutes
A conversation between Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker in front of: Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917/1964, porcelain urinal, paint, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Lam, The Jungle (quiz)

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de Kooning's Woman I

VIDEO 3:40 minutes
Willem de Kooning, Woman I, oil on canvas, 1950-52 (MoMA) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker

Mies van der Rohe, Seagram Building

VIDEO 9:09 minutes
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Seagram Building, 375 Park Avenue, New York City (1958) Speakers: Dr. Matthew Postal, Dr. Steven Zucker. Note: In the video we call Le Corbusier a French architect, but he was born in Swizerland and became a ...

Smithson, Spiral Jetty

VIDEO 3:45 minutes
Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970 (Great Salt Lake, Utah) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Shana Gallagher-Lindsay http://www.smarthistory.org/earth-artsmithsons-spiral-jetty.html

Frankenthaler's The Bay (quiz)

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