This gallery showcases my favourite paintings and sculptures from the impressionist, post-impressionist, fauvist and cubist periods. As you can probably tell, Henri Matisse is one of my favourite artists along with Pierre Bonnard, Edvard Munch and others. I have also included incredible works by noteworthy West African modernists, such as Yusuf Grillo, Ben Enwonwu and Abiodun Olakun. I hope this shows that modernism occurred in different parts of the world at different times for different socio-historical reasons. In other words, modernism is not merely a Western phenomenon. Lastly, most of these works stand out particularly for the artists' brilliant use of colour and their loose brushstroke technique.
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