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The Artists

Marc Chagall

Camille Pissarro

Suzanne Valadon

Maurice de Vlaminck

James Ensor

Berthe Morisot

Kazimir  Malevich

Jeanne Jacquemin

Edouard Manet

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Lucie Cousturier

Henri de Toulouse - Lautrec

Kathe Kollwitz

Jean Arp

André Masson

Henri Matisse

Gabriele Munter

Wassily Kandinsky

Henri Rousseau

Edvard Munch

Émilie Charmy

Yves Tanguy

Albert Giacometti

Joan Miró

Andre Breton

Piet Mondrian

Eugène Delacroix

Georges Braque

Gustav Klimt

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Mary Cassatt

Vincent van Gogh

Edgar Degas

Sonia Delauney

Andre Derain

Egon Schiele

Fernand Leger

Salvador Dali

Théodore Géricault

Caspar David Friedrich

Kees van Dongen

Otto Dix

Max Ernst

Jean Arp

Oskar Kokoschka

Carl Julius von Leypold

Claude Monet

Joan Miró

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Marie Laurencin

Pablo Picasso

Jean Francois Millet

Paul Gauguin

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Marcel Duchamp

Amedeo Modigliani

Paul Seurat

Constantin Brâncuși

Romaine Brooks

René Magritte

Georges Rouault

Franz Marc

Gustav Moreau

Gustave Courbet

Vincent Van Gogh

Art styles changed more quickly during the Modernist period than at any time before. Considering that most people were accustomed to recognisable art depicting religious iconography, classic or heroic tales, landscapes and portraits, it's not surprising that there were mixed responses to the avant-garde artists who sought to express both the inner and outer worlds in a different way, to piant 'art for art's sake' or experiment with colour, form and composition.


Below, you'll find some examples of art by artists painting this period, some of which you'll find 'easy on the eye' with other images being either less appealing, or less understandable. Please answer the introductory question about your response to these images, and then check back on your response when you've finished the program. Hopefully, even if your answer hasn't changed, you might have a greater understanding of why you have responded the way you have. The section on art terms and colour theory should assist you to recognise how the art has been constructed.


I have included many of the paintings which I first encounted through my own discovery of art through art appreciation programs - those that made me want to look twice, or to know more about the artist, or that created 'ah ha' moments. I hope you also discover many similar artworks in this program.

Examples of artworks covered in the program

Introduction to Modern European Art on-line art appreciation program.


Introduction to Modern European Art on-line art appreciation course.


Modern European Art on-line art appreciation program.


Modern European Art on-line art appreciation course


On-line art appreciation program


On-line art appreciation course

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