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As the European public grew increasingly hard to scandalize, Duchamp crossed the Atlantic to stir up more trouble.
Kirchner’s claustrophobic city scene reflects on a culture where everything is for sale.
“Wearing” would be much too strong a word for this woman’s relationship to her shirt.
Jawlensky rejected the principles of his arts education in order to embrace Expressionism at its most extreme.
The architectural forms of a dream are constructed as a stage set, ready to be taken apart and reconfigured.
Matisse borrows brushwork technique from his pal Signac—but don’t call him a Pointillist just yet.
Kirchner defines his city with only the figures: there is not a building in view.
Picasso loved the magic of illusionism—but here, he shatters it.
You know that painting from third grade your mom won’t take off the fridge? This is different. Mostly.
Though its languid poses reference Titian, this was regarded as the most radical painting of its day.