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.

Pattuglia d'Acrobazia:  Prima Mostra Nazionale d'Arte Futurista, Roma
Dish: abstract stars and sun motif
Lamp: bullet design
Lily Cup Cabinet
Sorvolando Sabaudia | Flying over Sabaudia
Maquette: Globular Stage for Puppets
San Sepolcro Duce Duce Duce from the the Vita di Marinetti [Life of Marinetti] service
Lamp: bullet design
Teapot, model no. 13944, Hallesche Form, 1929, with decoration Goldringe
Model for an interior element: stylized female figure with birds
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 9 [Published by the Collection Committee 9]
Abstract design on grid
Sugar bowl