Modernism

28 articles
13 videos
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 parlor ...

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 ...

Sullivan, Carson, Pirie, Scott Building

ARTICLE
Essay by Dr. Margaret Herman

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

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

Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye

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Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, 1929

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

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

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 ...

Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden

ARTICLE
Essay by Danielle Shang

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

Venturi, House in New Castle County, Delaware

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Essay by Dr. Matthew A. Postal

Basquiat, Horn Players

ARTICLE
Essay by Dr. Jordana Moore Saggese