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Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris)
Date: spring 1910Accession Number: 1997.149.12
Umberto Boccioni (Italian, Reggio 1882–1916 Sorte)
Date: 1913Accession Number: 1990.38.3
Gino Severini (Italian, Cortona 1883–1966 Paris)
Date: 1915Accession Number: 49.70.3
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A military term referring to the front line of an infantry unit, the "avant-garde" in the visual arts describes a spirit of self-conscious artistic rebellion against tradition that took many forms in the early twentieth century. It is most commonly associated with specific styles, like Cubism, and artistic movements, like Italian Futurism, that rejected conventional ideals of beauty as superficial.
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