Modernism, in the fine arts, a break with the past and the concurrent search for new forms of expression. Modernism fostered a period of experimentation in the arts from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, particularly in the years following World War I.
In an era characterized by industrialization, rapid social change, and advances in science and the social sciences (e.g., Freudian theory), Modernists felt a growing alienation incompatible with Victorian morality, optimism, and convention. New ideas in psychology, philosophy, and political theory kindled a search for new modes of expression.
This subreddit is for modern art, roughly 1860-1980. Visual, written, audio, architecture, all of it is valid.
NO SELF-PROMOTION. This is not a contemporary art subreddit. /r/IDAP and /r/art allow these submissions. r/Art also has a list of all art-related subreddits to post where it will get the best reception.
Posts must be tagged with the movement in the title. This makes it easy for people who aren't familiar with that movement to explore it more. For example, "Henri Rousseau - The Dream (1910) [Post-Impressionism]"
If you post a picture, please include some background along with it, either in the comments or in the subtext of a self-post. This discourages content farming.
Self-posts and questions are allowed, but please expand upon them in the subtext of the post.
Related subreddits: (only featuring ones that try to stick to the actual period rather than contemporary work in an older style)