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Classical Modernism

The collection of Classic Modernism is not very extensive but nevertheless contains the most important movements and artists of the heroic years of modernism right up to the abstract and expressive tendencies of the post World War II period. Expressionism (Richard Gerstl, Oskar Kokoschka, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff), Cubism and Futurism (Henri Laurens, Giacomo Balla), constructive tendencies, Bauhaus (Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee) are represented as are important works from the areas of Dada and Surrealism (Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Max Ernst, René Magritte).

Amongst the works a number of incunabula of modernism are to be found such as André Derain’s Cowering Figure or František Kupka’s Nocturne, two of the earliest examples of conscious abstraction. The great ‘lone warriors’ who were committed to the human figure such as Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti but also Francis Bacon are represented with outstanding works and form an antipole to the abstractionists of the 50’s (Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Morris Louis, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni).