A-Level: Sample set of works for Modernism in Europe

This is an example of a set of works that can be used for the period of Modernism in Europe (1900-39).

The links associated with the objects listed below have been curated by Smarthistory, and include museum pages and other resources that we think are particularly helpful.

(SP) denotes specified painters

(SS) denotes specified sculptors

Painting of modern, urban life

Robert Delaunay, Homage to Blériot

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street, Berlin

Hannah Höch, Cut with a Kitchen Knife 

Works influenced by the “primitive”

Georges Braque, Large Nude (SP)

Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss (SS) 

The female figure

Suzanne Valadon, The Blue Room

Alberto Giacometti, Woman with her Throat Cut


Maurice de Vlaminck, Portrait of Derain

Constantin Brancusi, Portrait of Mlle. Pogany (SS)

Landscape painting

Georges Braque, Houses at L’Estaque (SP)

Joan Miró, Catalan Landscape—The Hunter

Still life in painting

Georges Braque, Bottle, Glass, and Newspaper (SP)

Emil Nolde, Masks

Human figure in sculpture

Henri Matisse, The Serpentine

Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Constantin Brancusi, The Sorceress (SS)

Commercial or public architecture

Auguste Perret, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Walter Gropius, Fagus Factory

Domestic architecture

Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye

Gerrit Rietveld, Schröder House

Cite this page as: Smarthistory, "A-Level: Sample set of works for Modernism in Europe," in Smarthistory, August 17, 2017, accessed May 27, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/a-level-sample-works-modernism/.