Famous Modernism Artwork

Updated October 13, 2018 3.6k views 7 items

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.

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American Gothic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Modernism Artwork
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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 on Wikipedia

Artist: Grant Wood

Subject: Midwestern United States, Farmer

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Modernism

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Dam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Modernism Artwork
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Artist: Robert Rauschenberg

Genres (Art): Abstract art

Art Form: Painting, Printmaking

Period / Movement: Modernism

Der Goldfisch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Modernism Artwork
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Artist: Paul Klee

Subject: Goldfish

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Modernism

Artist: Henri Matisse

Art Form: Mixed media

Period / Movement: Fauvism, Modernism