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Wassily Kandinsky
Kleine Welten VII, 1922
Color lithograph
10-3/4 x 9-1/8 inches

MODERNIST PRINTS: 1900-1955

February 13 – May 8, 2014

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

Modern art distinguishes itself from other periods by its ability to embrace simultaneously a variety of aesthetic philosophies and styles. This exhibition examines Modernism’s eclecticism through European and American prints created in the first half of the 20th century. The images represent many of the important artists of the era: Picasso, Kandinsky, Rouault, and Miro from Europe; and Marin, Arthur B. Davies, and Milton Avery from America. The prints illustrate the diversity of modern graphic art from impressionism through abstraction to pure non-objectivist designs. These prints reveal the diversity and energy of the style that changed the way pictures were made and looked at.