Thomas McEvilley presents twentieth century art that depict further evolution in the representation of the human figure. In the early twentieth century, human representation begins to disperse through its relationship with nature and expanding the potential space. McEvilley discusses how post-war twentieth century work, on the contrary, begins to reflect an entrapment within an inadequate space, a constrained environment which depicts a lack of free will and shattering of human selfhood.
Video Archive | 20th century (2)
Zaha Hadid talks about her influences and her interest on earlier movements from 20th century culture. She discusses the injection of Suprematism into architecture by early 20th century Russian artists and the notion of liberation of gravity. Hadid goes on to address some of New York’s architectural icons from the 20th century that emerged from some of the concepts developed in Europe.