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Saturday, August 03, 2013

The Moderns

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec:
Deux femmes dansant au Moulin-Rouge
oil on cardboard, 1892
Prague National Gallery
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Trying to group the visual artists proves sometimes difficult. Is Goya an Old Master, or a Modern? Is Pollock a Modern or a Contemporary? I would consider Modern Art more or less starting at Barbizon and ending after WWII: the Moderns have questioned all achievements of Old Masters - the Contemporaries have questioned all achievements of Moderns. It's very simplistic what I'm saying here,  but I need this very rough reasoning in order to allow easier browsing throughout my blog.



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