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Modernism Literary period

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Nancy Tran

on 5 September 2012

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Modernism 1914-1965 With the start of World War 1, a new era arose from the Victorian Period. The Victorian Period was mostly focused on the strict social, political, and sexual conservatism of the time; whereas, Modernism was focused on moving towards Western ideas, religion, social conventions, and morality. is defined by new forms of... art science Literature Artists stepped back from realism and began experimenting with new concepts such as abstract art. Popular artists that broke the traditional mold were Picasso and Matisse.

The use of photography, which had rendered much of the representational function of visual art obsolete, became relevant during the Modern Period. Edvard Munch, 1893 With the turn of the century, many new inventions appeared, such as the Model T by Henry Ford, and assembly lines, which sped up the production of cars. Airplanes and weapons were improved to The television was created in 1926, which lead to the creation of a new medium of communication to the masses. The Lost Generation Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945 Time Period By: Nancy Tran, Ankur Patel, and Joseph Torres Picasso, 1930 Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises (1926)
A Farewell to Arms (1929)
The Old Man and the Sea (1951) writers of F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby (1925)
Tender is the Night (1934)
The Last Tycoon (1941) William Faulkner A Fable (1954)
As I Lay Dying (1930)
The Reivers (1962) Modernists believed in rational thought while Post-modernists believed everything was irrational. Modernism was characterized by a dramatic change of thought, where people sought to improve the environment through human thought. There was a trend of improving every aspect of life by involving science and technology into it. Modernism brought about a reform in all spheres of life including philosophy, commerce, art and literature, with the aid of technology and experimentation. Post-modernism was a reaction to modernism and was influenced by the disenchantment brought about by the Second World War. It refers to the state that lacks a central hierarchy and one that is complex, ambiguous and diverse. Modernist thinking asserts that mankind progresses by using science and reason while postmodernist thinking believes that progress is the only way to justify the European domination on culture. The modern era ended towards the peak of the civil rights movement. Relation to Post- Modern Era
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