Soviet modernism, brutalism, and post-modernism

soviet architecture

This sub-5 minute film gives a brief overview of the cultural changes in architecture during the mid-to-late 20th century. If you haven't noticed already, I love modernism and brutalism. I've even got a Twitter account dedicated to the movements. So when I saw this short film, I had to share it. Soviet Modernism. Brutalism. Post-modernism. …

The World’s Largest Mondrian

World's Largest Mondrian

The Hague is hosting the "world’s largest Mondrian painting" on the façade of its City Hall. It's in commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the founding of De Stijl, a Dutch modernist movement. Piet Mondrian was a chief progenitor who inspired the likes of Maarten Baas, Joris Laarman and Piet Hein Eek, who are still influenced by the …

10 Classic German Expressionist Films

NOSFERATU - German Expressionist classic

German expressionist films helped shaped cinema during the Modernist period. Open Culture has selected 10 iconic films to watch for free, from Nosferatu to the prophetic classic Metropolis. German Expressionism ended in 1933 when the Nazis came to power. They weren’t interested in asking uncomfortable questions and viewed such dark tales of cinematic angst as …