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The Fauves created paintings that seem to celebrate the pleasures of painting as much as the pleasures of life.
The Futurists called for the destruction of museums, libraries, and cultural monuments and glorified modern technology and the speed of automobiles, trains, and airplanes.
Kirchner’s claustrophobic city scene reflects on a culture where everything is for sale.
Kirchner defines his city with only the figures: there is not a building in view.
A visit to Paris, after preparing a study for this painting, changed Carrà’s whole approach for the final canvas.