Shaping the New Century: A comprehensive look at European Design since 1985

Art knows no boundaries and its universal appeal ensures that no matter where it takes birth, it influence is spread all across the globe. That is exactly the reason for works from all across the globe being appreciated by art lovers everywhere. The culture and art trends emanating from Europe have for long captivated and shaped global trends. From the days of Renaissance that gave the world the famous Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many others to the modern studio delights across Paris, London, Rome and Geneva; Europe has been the leader of global fashion and design trends. For the first time these will be comprehensively looked at and analyzed in ‘Shaping the new century’ exhibition.

Tracing the evolution of Western European design from 1985 to 2005, the exhibition will feature the works of some famous artists and iconic designs that have attracted people in Europe and outside. The High’s permanent collection includes some of the finest holdings of 19th- and early 20th-century American decorative arts in the country and while the event will concentrate on the trends of the last 20 years of European art and design, it will be not just limited to that time frame.

A separate section will look at the roots of both Post-Modernism and Modernism by examining the Geometric Minimal, Biomorphism and Neo-Pop, ensuring that there is enough on offer for everyone. Make sure you do not miss this extravaganza that includes 117 designers from 14 Western European nations.

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