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.

Donna con Pettine [Woman with Comb]
Energy Manifestation #8
Lianen [Liane], No. 380
ReD: revue svazu moderní kultury Devetsil
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 4 [Published by the Collection Committee 4]
Tape dispenser
Danzatrici [Dancers]
Maquette: Globular Stage for Puppets
Design drawing for the January calendar leaf for L. van Leer & Co., 1936
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 3 [Published by the Collection Committee 3]
Coffee cup with saucer: gourd
Table lamp