Prominent Artists & Works of the 20th Century


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Why is neo-expressionism considered a reaction to contemporary trends?

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1. Which artistic movement rejected artistic beauty and traditional values, and created pieces like the readymades?

2. You want to get your friend a painting as a house warming gift. You know he loves Surrealism. Which of the following paintings would you give him?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 20th century was possibly the most diverse and complex in terms of the development of different artistic styles and movements. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of famous artists and works of 20th-century art. Some things you'll be assessed on include characteristics of 20th-century art, specific artistic movements, and contemporary artistic movements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Neo-expressionism as a reaction to contemporary artistic trends
  • The artistic movement that created the Readymades
  • A movement that sought to express the subconscious mind of the artist
  • An artistic movement that used bold colors and well-defined geometric shapes
  • Your ability to identify a contemporary artistic movement

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding neo-expressionism and contemporary trends
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the movement that presented subjects from different angles all at once
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on 20th-century artistic movements and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about 20th-century art, review the accompanying lesson, Prominent Artists & Works of the 20th Century. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Characteristics of abstract art
  • The term for art from the 1970s and 1980s
  • The focus of contemporary artists