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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
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Impressionism
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Symbolism
Les Nabis
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Post-Impressionism
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Art Nouveau
Fauvism
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Ashcan
School
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Expressionism
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Cubism
Futurism
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Suprematism
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Dada
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Stijl
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Constructivism
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Bauhaus
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Surrealism
Social Realism
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    MOVEMENTS: 1940 to 1980
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Abstract Expressionism
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Neo-Dada
Color Field Painting
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Kinetic
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Op Art
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Gutai
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Pop Art
Happenings
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Fluxus
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Performance
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Viennese
Actionism
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Minimalism
Conceptual Art
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Arte
Povera
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Post-
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Earth Art
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Feminist Art
Photorealism
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The Pictures
Generation
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Neo-Expressionism
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