|About the Book|
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.