The selected images are depictions of urban landscapes throughout the development of modern art. Each work illustrates the unique perspective of the artist as well as his relationship to his urban surroundings. The works progress in chronological order, ending with the highly abstract Broadway Boogie Woogie. Throughout, consider topics such as the development and growth of cities and the benefits and challenges of city life.
André Derain. London Bridge. 1906
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Street, Dresden. 1908
Umberto Boccioni. The City Rises. 1910
Jacob Lawrence. In the North the Negro had better educational facilities. 1940–41
Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie Woogie. 1942–43
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