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20th-Century Art

Western historical periods often come to be characterized by particular continuities: traditions and innovations in styles, ideas, and aesthetic concerns. The Italian Renaissance, for example, is associated with the development of a philosophy that places humanity at its center with the body as its measure of reason and perfection.

But the art of the twentieth century is unlike that of other times and places. Its particular and fundamental characteristics are not based on some set of Continued ...>


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Acconci, Vito
Anderson, Laurie
Antoni, Janine
Bacon, Francis
Barney, Matthew
Basquiat, Jean-Michel
Beecroft, Vanessa
Bellows, George
Beuys, Joseph
Billingham, Richard
Bing, Xu
Blake, Peter
Bornstein, Kate
Bourgeois, Louise
Breton, Andre
Bul, Lee
Burman, Chila Kumari
Calder, Alexander
Chagall, Marc
Chapman, Jake and Dinos
Cheang, Shu Lea
Christo
Clemente, Francesco
Close, Chuck
Cornell, Joseph
Dali, Salvador
Darger, Henry
de Kooning, Willem
Diebenkorn, Richard
Douglas, Stan
Duchamp, Marcel
Emin, Tracey
Ernst, Max
Escobar, Marisol
Freud, Lucian
Ruruhashi, Teiji
Gilbert and George
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix
Graham, Dan
Gu, Wenda
Guangyi, Wang
Guerrilla Girls
Haring, Keith
Hatoum, Mona
Hershman, Lynn
Hirst, Damien
Hockney, David
Horn, Rebecca
Hume, Gary
Iwai, Toshio
jodi.org
Johns, Jasper
Kahlo, Frida
Kazuhiko, Hachiya
Kelley, Mike
Kelly, Ellsworth
Khakhar, Bhupen
Kiefer, Anselm
Klee, Paul
Kollwitz, Kathe
Kosuth, Joseph
Kruger, Barbara

Kusama, Yayoi
Lafia, Marc
Leger, Fernand
Lewis, Wyndham
LeWitt, Sol
Lialina, Olia
Ligon, Glenn
Lijun, Fang
Lin, Maya
Mapplethorpe, Robert
Matisse, Henri
McCarthy, Paul
Messager, Annette
Miro, Joan
Mondrian, Piet
Moore, Henry
Mori, Mariko
Morris, Robert
Nauman, Bruce
Noguchi, Isamu
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Oldenburg, Claes
Ono, Yoko
Orlan
Paik, Nam June
Paolini, Giulio
Picasso, Pablo
Pierson, Jack
Piper, Adrian
Pollock, Jackson
Prince, Richard
Rae, Fiona
Rauschenberg, Robert
Ray, Charles
Riley, Bridget
Rivera, Diego
Rodon, Francisco
Rothko, Mark
Schiele, Egon
Serra, Richard
Shonibare, Yinka
Smith, Kiki
Smithson, Robert
Spiegelman, Art
Sprinkle, Annie
Survival Research Laboratories
Takahashi, Tomoko
Taylor-Wood, Sam
Tinguely, Jean
Tiravanija, Rirkrit
Tosa, Naoko
Viola, Bill
Walker, Kara
Warhol, Andy
Wearing, Gillian
Weiner, Lawrence
Whiteread, Rachel
Yongping, Huang
Yuskavage, Lisa
Zittel, Andrea


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