Modernism

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13 videos
8 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)

Velasco, The Valley of Mexico

VIDEO 5:25 minutes
José María Velasco, The Valley of Mexico from the Santa Isabel Mountain Range (Valle de México desde el cerro de Santa Isabel),1875, oil on canvas, 137.5 x 226 cm (Museo Nacional de Arte, INBA, Mexico City) Speakers: Dr. Lauren ...

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)

Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss

VIDEO 5:28 minutes
Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss, 1916, limestone, 58.4 x 33.7 x 25.4 cm (Philadelphia Museum of Art) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Braque, The Portuguese (quiz)

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Kandinsky, Improvisation 28 (second version), 1912

VIDEO 5:15 minutes
Vasily Kandinsky, Improvisation 28 (second version), 1912, oil on canvas, 111.4 x 162.1 cm (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Oppenheim's Object Quiz

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Kahlo, The Two Fridas (quiz)

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Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series (*short version*)

VIDEO 5:20 minutes
Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series, 1940-41, 60 panels, tempera on hardboard (even numbers at The Museum of Modern Art, odd numbers at the Phillips Collection) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series (*long version*)

VIDEO 11:25 minutes
Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series, 1940-41, 60 panels, tempera on hardboard (even numbers at The Museum of Modern Art, odd numbers at the Phillips Collection) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

Lam, The Jungle (quiz)

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Duchamp, Fountain

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

Duchamp, Fountain

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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 ...

Mies van der Rohe, Seagram Building (quiz)

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Frankenthaler's The Bay (quiz)

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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

Smithson, Spiral Jetty (quiz)

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