Tappert recently lectured as a part of the Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM)
Modernists exhibition, Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania. The title of the presentation was "The Dark Side of the the Moon."
The Modernists: Witnesses to the 20th Century
During the early to mid-20th century, artists
witnessed, documented, and even participated in two devastating world wars. The aftermath of the collective trauma the world experienced changed the trajectory of creative culture forever. As a
result, artists rejected the realism favored by their predecessors and experimented with new subjects, techniques, and media to portray the post-war world as they saw it.
This half-century movement toward abstraction came
to be known as Modernism.