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.

Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 18 [Published by the Collection Committee 18]
Study for The Robottomless Pit, Homo Mechaniens from Whence & Whither?
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 8 [Published by the Collection Committee 8]
Bathing from a Raft
Study I for Whence & Whither?
Sconce, two-light
Pattuglia d'Acrobazia:  Prima Mostra Nazionale d'Arte Futurista, Roma
ONB Biella
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 16 [Published by the Collection Committee 16]
Teapot, model no. 13944, Hallesche Form, 1929, with decoration Goldringe
Traffic Control
Tato raccon Tato da Tato: [20 anni di futurismo]
Antipasto service: stylized animals motif