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Modern Art Movements: 1870s to 1980s

This timeline displays the major trends and movements in modern art, approximately dated to when they began, or when they gained prominence.
Click on any movement for a quick overview and further information. Also, you can visit the alphabetical list of all movements and styles on The Art Story.



    MOVEMENTS: 1870 to 1930
Impressionism
Symbolism
Les Nabis
Post-Impressionism
Art Nouveau
Fauvism
Ashcan
School
Expressionism
Cubism
Futurism
Performance Art
Suprematism
Constructivism
Dada
De Stijl
Bauhaus
Surrealism
Social Realism


    MOVEMENTS: 1940 to 1980
Abstract Expressionism
Neo-Dada
Color Field Painting
Kinetic
and
Op Art
Gutai
Conceptual Art
Pop Art
Happenings
Fluxus
Photorealism
Viennese
Actionism
Minimalism
Arte
Povera
Post-
Minimalism
Earth Art
Feminist Art
The Pictures
Generation
Neo-Expressionism
YBA