Spotlight: 20th-century art
The 20th century was a very rich period from an artistic point of view. From Expressionism and Cubism to Abstraction and Surrealism, there was something for everyone to discover. It is not easy to understand all the movements that took place in Europe back then! If you want to know more about the captivatingly colourful works of Sonia Delaunay or the characteristics of the Dada movement, not forgetting the Bauhaus or the sources of inspiration for Cubism, you've come to the right place. We'll tell you all about it in our new playlist!

Modern art has always been an ambiguous term. In this video we’ll review what exactly Modern Art means and examines key art movements within this period. We’ll experience iconic works like Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ and witness how artists from Manet to Pollock challenged conventions during this century-long period. We’ll discover the key traits of Modern Art period, including the break from tradition, innovative use of materials, and the pursuit of abstraction, as we trace the impact of historical context on these artistic revolutions.

Content produced by: Behind the masterpiece

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On the agenda
video - 30:10
What Does Modern Art Mean?
By: Behind the masterpiece
video - 5:41
Expressionism: Art and Artists
By: Accessible art history
video - 3:18
By: Centre Pompidou
video - 9:17
The Case for Abstraction
By: The Art Assignment
video - 2:23
Bauhaus: Design in a Nutshell
By: OpenLearn from the Open University
video - 4:15
What is Dada?
By: National Galleries of Scotland
podcast - 59:08
Rene Magritte & surrealism’s daddy, Giorgio de Chirico – The Song of Love 1914
By: Art Slice
video - 7:59
Frida Kahlo’s Art in 8 Minutes: What Makes it So Special? 👩
By: Curious Muse