Modern Art

The third installment of our modern times series is all about the Modernist art movement of the 20th century. Politics, globalization, and industrialization all contributed to the revolutionary works of all our favorite painters, authors, and architects- from Picasso to Gertrude Stein.
1:30 – Contextualizing modernism

3:59 – Modernist movements, from impressionism to surrealism

24:46 – Historical roots of abstract art

30:30 – Modern conditions driving abstraction in art

35:33 – Why people dislike modern art

39:47 – The aura and experience of modern art; the benefits

44:51 – Modern architecture

52:59 – Ideas from our listeners

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