Modern art 2500

Modernism

  • Giuseppe Unaretti

    more infoSoldati è una poesia di Giuseppe Ungaretti, dall'opera L'Allegria (nella sez. Girovago). È stata scritta nel 1918, dal poeta soldato in trincea, verso la fine della Grande Guerra nel bosco di Courton, e il suo titolo originario era Militari. La precarietà della vita dei soldati è come quella delle foglie di autunno: con un filo di vento esse possono staccarsi e scomparire, così come può spezzarsi all'improvviso l'esistenza degli uomini. a poem by Giuseppe Unaretti
  • Tristan Tzara

    Tristan Tzara
    more infoTristan Tzara (French pronunciation: [tʁistɑ̃ d͡zaˈʁa]; born Samuel or Samy Rosenstock, also known as S. Samyro; April 16 [O.S. April 4] 1896–December 25, 1963) was a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film director, he was known best for being one of the founders and central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement. Under the influence of Adrian Maniu, the adolescent Tzara b
  • William Butler Yeats

    William Butler Yeats
    more infoWilliam Butler Yeats (pronounced /ˈjeɪts/; 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet, dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, serving as its chief during its early years. In 1923, he was awarded the
  • Wyndham Lewis

    Wyndham Lewis
    more infomore infoPercy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English painter and author (he dropped the name 'Percy', which he disliked). He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST. His novels include his pre–World War I–era novel Tarr (set in Paris), and The Human Age, a trilogy comprising The Childermass (1928), Monstre Gai and Malign Fiesta (both 1955), set in the afterworld. A fourth volume of The Human Age, The Trial of Ma
  • Pierre Reverdy

    Pierre Reverdy
    more infoPierre Reverdy was born in Narbonne and grew up near the Montagne Noire in his father's house. Reverdy came from a family of sculptors. His father taught him to read and write. He studied at Toulouse and Narbonne.
    Reverdy arrived in Paris in October 1910. It was there, at the famous Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre that he met Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Louis Aragon, André Breton, Philippe Soupault and Tristan Tzara.
  • james joyce

    james joyce
    more infoJames Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Along with Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and others, Joyce was a key figure in the development of the modernist novel. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922). Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wak
  • Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound
    more infoEzra Weston Loomis Pound (October 30, 1885 – November 1, 1972) was an American expatriate poet and critic who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in the first half of the 20th century. He is generally considered the poet most responsible for defining and promoting a modernist aesthetic in poetry.[1]
  • Rainer Rilke

    Rainer Rilke
    more infoRainer Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926) was a Bohemian–Austrian poet and art critic. He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language. His haunting images focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety: themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.
  • Federico Lorca

    Federico Lorca
    more infoFederico García Lorca (Spanish pronunciation: [feðeˈɾiko ɣarˈθia ˈlorka]) (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He is thought to be one of the many thousands who were 'disappeared' and executed by Nationalists at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. [1][2][3] In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. Lorca's family dropped ob
  • Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway
    more infoErnest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American writer and journalist. During his lifetime he had seven novels, six collections of short stories, and two works of non-fiction published, with a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction autobiographical works published after his death. Hemingway's distinctive writing style—known as the iceberg theory—characterized by economy and understatement, had an enormous influence on 20th-century fi
  • Jackson Pollock

    Jackson Pollock
    more infoPaul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. He had a volatile personality and struggled with alcoholism all of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy.[1]
  • Almada Negreiros

    Almada Negreiros
    more infoJosé Sobral de Almada Negreiros (São Tomé e Príncipe, São Tomé, Mé-Zóchi District, Trindade, Roça Saudade, April 7, 1893- Lisbon, Hospital de São Luís dos Franceses, June 15, 1970) was a Portuguese painter, poet and writer. He was born in the then colony of São Tomé e Príncipe, the son of a Portuguese farmer António Lobo de Almada Negreiros and a quarter-black and three quarters-Portuguese mother Elvira Freire Sobral.
  • Robert Walser

    Robert Walser
    more infoWalser was born in a family with many children. His brother Karl Walser was a well-known stage designer and painter. Walser grew up in Biel, which lies on the language border between German and French cantons. He grew up speaking both languages. He attended primary school and progymnasium which he had to leave before the final exam when his family could no longer bear the cost. From his early years on, he was an enthusiastic theatre-goer; his favorite play was The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller.
  • Hans Hofmann

    Hans Hofmann
    more infoHans Hofmann (March 21, 1880 – February 17, 1966) was a German-born American abstract expressionist painter. He was born in Weißenburg, Bavaria on March 21, 1880 the son of Theodor and Franziska Hofmann. In 1932 he immigrated to the United States, where he resided until the end of his life.
  • Roy Lichtenstein

    Roy Lichtenstein
    more infoRoy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He himself described pop art as, "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting".[2]
  • Robert Rauschenberg

    Robert Rauschenberg
    more infoRobert Rauschenberg (born Milton Ernst Rauschenberg; (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American artist who came to prominence in the 1950s transition from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. Rauschenberg is well-known for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations. Rauschenberg was both a painter and a sculptor and the Combines are a combination of both, but he also worked with photography, printmaking, papermaking,
  • Barnett Newman

    Barnett Newman
    more infoNewman was born in New York City, the son of Jewish immigrants from Russian Poland.[1] He studied philosophy at the City College of New York and worked in his father's business manufacturing clothing.[1] From the 1930s he made paintings, said to be in an expressionist style, but eventually destroyed all these works.