Modernism

Collection Description

“Modernism” is a loosely defined term referring to a wide range of artistic movements beginning in the late nineteenth century. Common to most of these movements was a rejection of historicism in favor of materials, forms, and techniques that seemed suited to an era of mass industrial production, rapid communication and travel, and political upheaval. The Wolfsonian’s collection contains many items associated with self-consciously Modernist movements, including Viennese Secession graphic design, Italian Futurist “air paintings,” Czech and Soviet Constructivist book covers, and Bauhaus furniture.

Armchair
Normandie
Coffee cup: gourd
Mostra delle opere dell'architetto futurista comasco Sant'Elia: Como, Broletto, 14 settembre-3 ottobre 1930-VIII | Mostra Sant'Elia
Prima mostra di aeropittura dei futuristi, Balla, Ballelica, Benedetta, Diulgherof, Dottori, Fillia, Oriani, Prampolini, Bruna Somenzi, Tato, Thayaht: Omaggio Futurista al Transvolatori | First exhibition of aeropittura by Futurists, Balla, Ballelica, Benedetta, Diulgherof, Dottori, Fillia, Oriani, Prampolini, Bruna Somenzi, Tato, Thayaht: Futurist homage to the aviator
Madonna di Loreto, 1932: A. G. Ambrosi Futurista, Espos. Inter. d'Arte Sacra di Padova, propr. comm. Caproni
Door handle with washers
Coffee cup with saucer: gourd
Cup: teacup and saucer
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 13 [Published by the Collection Committee 13]
Serving Tray: Manhattan
Fireplace from the Th. G. Dentz van Schaick family home, Frederiksplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Zephyr, model no. 304-P40