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.

Coffee cup with saucer: gourd
Madonna di Loreto, 1932: A. G. Ambrosi Futurista, Espos. Inter. d'Arte Sacra di Padova, propr. comm. Caproni
Bottle: Surreal tableau
Armchair with ashtrays
Banister: straight and spiral motif
Numero unico
Aeropoeti, aeropittori di guerra: Gruppo futurista Savare`, movimento letterario artistico futurista iniziato a Monselice dal pittore, scultore Corrado Forlin e dal pittore Italo Fasullo il 12 7 36  XIV (nel nome del glorioso poeta futurista Savar� Caduto
Abstraction: futuristic cityscape
Banister: straight and spiral motif
Sintesi Fascista [Fascist Synthesis]
Banister: dog motif
Storytone Piano
La Susanna di Munari [Susanna of Munari]