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Fauvism and Expressionism (1900–1935)
CharacteristicsHarsh colors and flat surfaces (Fauvism); emotion distorting form ArtistsMatisse, Kirchner, Kandinsky, Marc HistoricallyBoxer Rebellion in China (1900); World War (1914–1918)
Cubism, Futurism, Supremativism, Constructivism, De Stijl (1905–1920)
CharacteristicsPre– and Post–World War 1 art experiments: new forms to express modern life Artists:Picasso, Braque, Leger, Boccioni, Severini, Malevich Historically:Russian Revolution...
known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded,...
was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in...
was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely-abstract works.
was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of the German Expressionist movement. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose...
He is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
was a major 20th century French painter and sculptor who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed the art style known as Cubism.
was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of Cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly...
was an Italian painter and sculptor. Like other Futurists, his work centered on the portrayal of movement (dynamism), speed, and technology. He was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
was an Italian painter and a leading member of the Futurist movement. For much of his life he divided his time between Paris and Rome. He was associated with neo-classicism and the...
Russian painter and art theoretician, born of ethnic Polish parents. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the Avant-garde Suprematist movement.