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List of famous Modernism paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Modernism period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Modernism paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Modernism period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

List contains pieces like American Gothic and Der Goldfisch.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Modernism paintings?” and “What are examples of Modernism paintings?”
American Gothic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Modernism Paintings
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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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Dam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Modernism Paintings
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Artist: Robert Rauschenberg

Genres (Art): Abstract art

Art Form: Painting, Printmaking

Period / Movement: Modernism

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

Subject: Goldfish

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Modernism

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Revolution des Viadukts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Modernism Paintings
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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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