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Art of the Western World

Into The Twentieth Century (#108)

Part I: With modernity came new energy and forms in Viennese building and painting. Paris saw the emergence of the Fauves, and of Picasso and Cubism. Kandinsky and others experimented with color abstraction. Part II: Modernism spawned not only Cubism, but also the abstract and the surreal. Le Corbusier and Wright applied the abstract principles to buildings. Dada responded to the devastation of WWI with nihilism; surrealists Dali, Magritte, and MirĂ³ showed Freudian influence. [58 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Magnificent masterpieces of the Western world are presented in their cultural and historical settings. From the classical tradition to modern art, each artistic movement is interpreted through its major paintings, sculptures, and works of architecture. Comments from internationally known art experts and critics assist in understanding and appreciation of the works.
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