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The Greatest Works of Famous Modernist Art

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List of famous Modernism artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The Modernism movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular Modernism art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of Modernism artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine Modernism art. In the chance that pictures of these historic Modernism works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information.

List is made up of many different pieces, including American Gothic and Dam.

If you want to know, "What is Modernism art?" or "What are examples of Modernism art?" then this list will answer your questions.
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  • American Gothic
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    American Gothic is a painting by Grant Wood in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood's inspiration came from what is now known as the American Gothic House, and his decision to paint the house along with "the kind of people I fancied should live in that house." The painting shows a farmer standing beside his spinster daughter. The figures were modeled by the artist's sister and their dentist. The woman is dressed in a colonial print apron evoking 19th-century Americana, and the couple are in the traditional roles of men and women, the man's pitchfork symbolizing hard labor, and the flowers over the woman's right shoulder suggesting domesticity. The plants on the porch of the...  more
    • Artist: Grant Wood
    • Subject: Midwestern United States, Farmer
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Modernism
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    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Art Form: Mixed media
    • Period / Movement: Fauvism, Modernism
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    • Artist: Paul Klee
    • Subject: Goldfish
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Modernism
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  • Revolution des Viadukts
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    Revolution des Viadukts is a 1937 painting by Swiss artist Paul Klee....  more
    • Artist: Paul Klee
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Modernism
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