Modernism

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.

Signage: Numeral 4
Design drawing for the January calendar leaf for L. van Leer & Co., 1936
Architettura futurista
Block: lion's face
Escutcheon, Post [mail slot]
Man with bowed head swinging rod
Vase
Lily Cup Cabinet
Creamer: recessed and raised dot motif
Fotodinamismo futurista: sedici tavole | Futurist photodynamism: sixteen plates
Compote: floral motif
Digital clock: Zephyr
La limonata è una bibita gradevole, agevola la digestione, conferisce materiali vitaminici all'organismo
Armchair
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 9 [Published by the Collection Committee 9]