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The artistic movements of modern art to know

With the passage to the XXth century, modern art takes off. Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Malevich, the Delaunays, and all the others constitute a teeming avant-garde, which is divided into numerous artistic movements during the first half of the century. Experiments are multiplying thanks to painters who always venture further into the unknown ... To find your way among all the artistic trends that punctuate the history of modern art, Artsper offers you a summary this week!



Cubism


It appeared in 1907, and cubism is the first movement to no longer offer a simple imitation of reality. Cubist artists were inspired by forms of primitive art, which then experienced a resurgence of interest. Now the volume in all it,s dimensions decomposes and reassembles. Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, and Fernand Léger are the main representatives.


Gino Severini, 1919, Bohémien Jouant de L'Accordéon (The Accordion Player), Museo del Novecento, Milan


Futurism


Born in Italy in 1909, Futurism is inherited from Cubist forms and thought. It affects literature, painting as well as sculpture. Fascinated by movement, modern society, and machines, futurists like Boccioni, Russolo, or Marinetti try to break them down and represent them on the canvas.


Umberto Boccioni, 1913, Dynamism of a Cyclist (Dinamismo di un ciclista), oil on canvas, 70 x 95 cm, Gianni Mattioli Collection, on long-term loan to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice


Geometric abstraction