The Birth of Modernism: How the Science of Aesthetics Created One of the Most Popular Periods of Art

  • Barbara LarsonEmail author
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Despite contemporary post-modernist decades the still relatively recent paintings of Whistler, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner remain in the ascendant in popularity. We think of these artists as Modern, but just when and how did Modernism in art come about?


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  1. 1.Department of ArtUniversity of West FloridaPensacolaUSA

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