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Synonyms for avant-garde

Synonyms for avant-garde

any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

radically new or original


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Rejecting conventional business practices, Wilson and company ran Factory Records like an avantgarde art movement: With its groundbreaking graphic design and cryptic references to the Situationist International, it would forever change the landscape for independent labels.
Although Monet's works made after the mid 1880s, when more controversial avantgarde art had moved away from Impressionism, were praised extravagantly by critics and avidly sought after by turn-of-the century collectors, they have not been included in the standard history of 20th-century art, which traces a rapid succession of breakthrough modes.
The people who wanted sea horses and dolphins were angry, boosters of avantgarde art were red in the face, and those who didn't believe in public funding of art at all were foaming at the mouth.