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De Stijl
A Dutch art movement advocating pure abstraction and simplicity- form reduced to the rectangle and other geometric shapes, and color to the primary colors, along with black and white.
A very intellectual German school of art and design whose aesthetic was a fervent utopianism, based upon ideals of simplified forms and unadorned functionalism, and a belief that the machine economy could deliver elegantly designed items for the masses.
The supreme reality is in pure feeling that belongs to no singular object. Therefore, art must remain abstract.
Abstract sculpture constructed from industrialized materials/ avant-garde sculpture in service of the Soviet state.
Socialist Realism
Official style in the arts in the Soviet Union from 1932 until the decline of Communism in the 1980s. The style was a conservative, figurative, and narrative one, meant to be accessible to all viewers, and never to deviate from the Party view.
total merger of art and industry
Distinctly American subject matter. Especially highlights the Midwest and a simple people who are independent and individual.
Harlem Renaissance
rebirth of black culture
Social Realism
art with a political/social motivation, evoke emotions to promote change and reform.
Works Progress Administration
New Deal program that hired artists to capture the Depression.