History of Modern Art

June 17, 2019

There is no precise definition of the term “Modern Art“: it remains an elastic term, which can have a variety of meanings. This is not too surprising, since we are constantly moving forward in time, and what is considered “modern” today, may not be seen as modern in fifty years time. Even so, it is traditional to say that “Modern Art” means works produced during the approximate period 1870-1970. Works produced during this time showcase artists’ interest in re-imagining, reinterpreting, and even rejecting traditional aesthetic values of preceding styles.

Here, is an open interactive course that I designed about Modern Art. It presents an online virtual museum, where users can navigate by selecting the route they want to follow. There is not a direct path in order to “visit” this museum.

The course includes the four main chronological periods of Modern Art:
• The 19th century,
• Early 20th century (before World War I),
• World War I to World War II period and
• The period after World War II
For each period are included the major art movements and the representative artists.

Hope you enjoy it!


Hi! My name is Ifigeneia and I am an instructional designer and e-learning expert. I have been working for a variety of fields and projects, including academia, formal education, lifelong learning and HR trainings. Coming from a creative background, with a rich experience on puppetry, stop-motion and game design, I advocate for creative and intrinsically motivating learning experiences in every project I work on.