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Art and literature in the 1920's!

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Art and literature in the 1920's!
Music in the 1920s
Jazz is the new musical style that broke many rules and more.
Literature Captured the Changing Culture in the United States
Many great authors strived in the 1920s
Authors like Eugine O'neill and Nobel Prize winner Sinclair Lewis came from this era.
Many other authors of this time interval became very famous for capturing the African-American culture in the U.S.
A now famous movie, The Great Gatsby (a world-wide known 1920s book), was born in this era of American history.
Age of Surrealism- a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s; it embraced a philosophy of nonconformity.
Art Deco was another style
Art deco used of materials such as aluminium, stainless steel, lacquer, inlaid wood, sharkskin, and zebraskin. They used zigzag and stepped forms, and sweeping curves, chevron patterns, and the sunburst motif.
Many black and white paintings
The birthplace of Jazz was New Orleans.Though Chicago, New York, and Kansas City did contribute to this new music style.
Some of the most famous Jazz musicians were King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, and Duke Ellington.Tthey defined the future of Jazz in the United States.
Jazz influenced every aspect of society.
Ragtime and Broadway musicals were also very popular in the Roaring 20's!
Ragtime band
Jazz Band
Eugene O'neill
Sinclair Lewis
Fitzgerald contributed a lot to literature history. He embraced the life and culture of his time. His book inspired many more to come.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the social, cultural, and artistic movement in the 1920s. "During this period Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars"(PBS.org). In the 20s, this was called the New Negro Movement. During the Great Migration, millions of African Americans moved North to avoid discrimination and to start a new life. Many blacks situated themselves in the New York neighborhood. With them they brought the institutions and businesses necessary to support themselves, and a vast array of new talents and ambitions.
Art Deco
Black and White
The push for racial equality
Another Art Deco example
"The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) was created. This advocated the reuniting of all people of African ancestry into one community with one absolute government. The movement not only encouraged African-Americans to come together, but to also feel pride in their heritage and race"(Biography.com).
The First Event
The National Urban League released Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life.' This magazine released new articles by promising black writers. One of these authors was Jesse Fauset.
Fauset was a black woman activist that wrote many articles and novels to help bring some light to this movement. She wrote for 'The Crisis', this newspaper was created by W.E.B. Du Boise.
Jesse Fauset
Louis Armstrong
Duke Ellington
Kid Ory
King Oliver
Maxfield Parrish
(July 25, 1870 - March 30, 1966)
Parrish was a Philadelphia born illustrator and painter in the 1920s. "He attended Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and went into a artistic career that lasted for many decades, and helped shape the Golden Age of illustration and the future of American visual arts"(1920-30.com).
'Reveries' by Maxfield Parrish
C. Coles Phillips
Philips, a famous painter in the roaring 1920s created a new type of art that he referred to as the "fade-away girl."
One of C. Phillips 'Fade-away girls'
Key Terms
Harlem renaissance- an African American cultural movement

Art Deco- a 1920s art technique

Jazz- a style of music born in the 20s
The end to a cultural revolution
The Harlem renaissance started to fade after the roaring 20s came to a close. The great depression also marked the end to this cultural movement.
Maxfield Parrish
Tier Two Words
Scheme-a systematic plan

contribute- give, provide


And That is All!
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