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20th Century Art: The Visual Encyclopedia of Art Scala Group

20th Century Art: The Visual Encyclopedia of Art

Scala Group

Published December 16th 2012
ISBN : 9781566499828
Paperback
256 pages
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The 20th Century in art began in 1907 with Picasso s Les Demoiselles d Avignon. At about the same time, the first avantgarde movements began: Cubism, Expressionism, Abstract Art, Futurism and Dadaism opened the doors to new expressive possibilities. By the early 40 s the center of art had moved fro Paris to New York where action was the protagonist of Pollock s art. On one hand artists delved into the popular reality of the consumer society and on the other they pursued sophisticated results that were sometimes quite distant from the public: Pop Art, Conceptual Art and Minimalism.