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Siza Vieira, Álvaro (1933–)

The architect Álvaro Siza Vieira (1933–) was born in Porto, Portugal. He graduated from the University of Porto (now known as the Faculdade de Arquitectura,…

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Athenaeum, The [REVISED AND EXPANDED]

The Athenaeum, ‘A Journal of Literature, Science, and the Arts’, was published weekly in London between 1828 and 1921. John Middleton Murry was its final…

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Automatism [REVISED AND EXPANDED]

There were different directions and forms connnected to Dada but an important element within it was a position of critique of established art and society.…

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Rasim, Mihri (1885–1954)

Mihri Rasim was an Ottoman-Turkish portrait painter and educator. Born in 1885 in Istanbul under the Ottoman Empire, she came from the Ottoman imperial elite.…

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Woodcut Novel

The novel in woodcuts or the wordless novel is an artistic and narrative medium that emerged during the first half of the 20th century. The…

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Cultural Anthropology

The development of cultural anthropology, which is the study of human culture and its variations, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries played a…

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Generation of ’27 [REVISED AND EXPANDED]

Generation of ’27 [Generación del 27 or de 1927], in Spain, a group of poets, also called the Generation of 1925, the Generation of the…

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Telles, Gonçalo Ribeiro (1922–)

Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles (1922–), landscape architect and politician, was born in Lisbon, Portugal. In 1942 he attended the Instituto Superior de Agronomia da Universidade Técnica…

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Lui Shou Kwan (呂壽琨) (1919–1975)

Lui Shou Kwan was a prominent artist and the chief initiator of the ink painting movement in Hong Kong. As a pioneer of ink painting,…

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Irene Chou (周綠雲) (1924–2011)

Irene Chou was an acclaimed modern ink painter and an active participant in the ink painting movement in Hong Kong in the 1960s and 1970s.…

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Vogel, Debora (1900–1942)

Debora Vogel (1900–42) was a Polish-Jewish writer, poet, art critic, essayist, philosopher, and translator. She is a key – yet unrecognised – figure in the…

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Bowen, Elizabeth (1899–1973)

Born Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen in Dublin, Ireland, on 7 June 1899, the influential and celebrated Anglo-Irish author Elizabeth Bowen produced a body of work…

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Jewish art music

Modern Jewish art music concerns the study of Jewish musical markers and extra-musical Jewish topoi in twentieth-century music penned by both Jews and non-Jews. Transcending…

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Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA)

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) is an art museum located next to Laleh Park, in Tehran, Iran. The museum houses a large collection…

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Waugh, Evelyn (1903–1966)

Evelyn Waugh (1903–66) is not usually regarded as a modernist writer, but his works reveal a productive ambivalence towards Modernism. In Decline and Fall (1928),…

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Affandi (1907–1990)

Affandi was an Indonesian modernist artist best known for his expressive paintings depicting scenes of everyday life and his own emotional states, as well as…

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Rosenzweig, Franz (1886–1929)

Born in Kassel, Franz Rosenzweig was a German philosopher of self-conscious Jewish affiliation and a charismatic leader in a circle of existentially minded contemporaries. His…

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Dutt, Guru (1925–1964)

Guru Dutt, original name Vasanth Kumar Shivsankar Padukone, was a highly influential actor, writer, producer, and director of the Hindi film industry based in Bombay.…

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Modernist Shakespearean Cinema

From the moment of its birth cinema generated its own forms of Shakespeare. About 400 Shakespearean films were produced during the silent era, even though…

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Société Anonyme

The Société Anonyme, Inc., Museum of Modern Art, was an international avant-garde exhibiting society that ran from 1920 to 1950. Founded in New York by…

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Lowry, Malcolm (1909–1957)

Malcolm Lowry (1909–57) was a British-born writer, best remembered for his 1947 novel Under the Volcano. Born in England, Lowry spent much of his adulthood…

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Jolas, Maria (1893–1987)

Maria Jolas was an important, if backstage, figure in the literary modernist movement in France and the USA. The wife and close collaborator of Eugene…