Modernism in art

Modernism in art; Modernist artists
A comprehensive guide to websites

See also: Contemporary Artists and Abstract Art


Essays on Modernism by Professor Whitcombe. The Roots of Modernism

Art for Art’s Sake
Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe

Futurism. Futurist Manifestos

Videoed talks and lectures on modernist works of art and artists, from Art Babble.

Journals *

The Modernist Journals Project
The Modernist Journals Project is a major resource for the study of  modernism in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. Their primary mission is to produce digital editions of culturally  significant magazines from around the early 20th century and make  them freely available to the public.


Voice of the Shuttle modernist literature resources on the internet.


Modern art, Wikipedia entry.

A Modernism website by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Voice of the Shuttle modernist literature resources on the internet.

Modernism, Modernity. A journal.

Modernist Studies Association

Modernist artists (early twentieth century or contemporary artists) *

Cézanne, Paul *

Paul Cezanne, an online gallery.

Paul Cézanne. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paul Cézanne. Paintings by Cézanne at Wikimedia Commons.

Paul Cezanne Maison et arbes
Paul Cezanne Maison et arbes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matisse, Henri *

Matisse websites, a list.

Matisse, Henri. Henri Matisse

Matisse: Life and Painting
An in-depth study of the life and painting of Henri Matisse with over 500 high resolution images.

Henri Matisse Online

Henri Matisse, The Dance (second version), 190...
Henri Matisse, The Dance (second version), 1909 Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Miró, Joan *

Miró, Joan. Joan Miro. The Guggenheim Collection
Features the biography, works, and suggested readings.

Joan Miro. The National Gallery of Art

Joan Miro. Tate Gallery, London

Joan Miro. Joan Miro Online. Artcyclopedia

Joan Miro. Pilar & Joan Miro Foundation of Mallorca, Spain

Picasso, Pablo *

Pablo Picasso websites.

Picasso. The Official Site

Movements within modern art

Modern and Contemporary Art by Artists and/or Movements.
A web directory from Voice of the Shuttle.

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Oil on Canvas (244 ...
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Oil on Canvas (244 x 234 cm). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Museums *

Tate Modern

The Museum of Modern Art

Pop art, Wikipedia entry.

The Andy Warhol Museum

Portland Art Museum – The Clement Greenburg modernist collection.

Postmodernism *

Postmodernism, Wikipedia entry.

The Foundation for Digital Culture
Links to Websites: Postmasters Gallery, Rhizome, Floating Point Unit, ArtDirt, The Thing.

Keith Haring. Keith Haring website.

The Roland Penrose Collection, Farley Farm, U.K.

Russian modernist art *

Russian avant-garde art. Web pages.

Russian avant garde literature, poetry, art, culture.
Surrealist artists and writers

WebMuseum. Surrealist background.

Twentieth-Century Art *

20th Century Art Resources, an art history web resource directory by Chris Whitcombe.

UbuWeb is a collaboratively curated website which includes thousands of historic and contemporary avant-garde texts, sound recordings, moving images and related curatorial and analytic commentary. Founded in 1996 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith, it has grown to be a vast educational resource, providing online access to an obscure yet vital aspect of the cultural record that would be, in many cases, otherwise lost.

The Western Round Table on Modern Art, Proceedings
The Western Round Table on Modern Art met in San Francisco, April 8, 9 and 10, 1949. The object of the Round Table was to bring a representation of the best informed opinion of the time to bear on questions about art today (1949). A set of neat conclusions, as to the outcome of the conference, was neither expected nor desired. Rather, it was hoped that progress would be made in the exposure of hidden assumptions, in the uprooting of obsolete ideas, and in the framing of new questions. Participants included Gregory Bateson, Kenneth Burke, Marcel Duchamp, Darius Milhaud, Arnold Schoenburg and Frank Lloyd Wright. Site hosted by UbuWeb.