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The Modern Era

The greatest events of the 20th Century

Riley Fuhrman

on 5 October 2012

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World War "Consistently Inconsistent" THE MODERN ERA Harlem Renaissance Pablo Picasso Lost Generation Pop Art MUSIC Pop Art made its debut in the later part of the modern era. It was based off the popular culture hence the name Pop Art. Jazz music took off during the 1920's
Radio and phonograph records brought the music to new places
The 1920's were also the Golden Age for Broadway Musicals Picasso was a front runner in the modern movement.
His new styles drastically changed the art world as he utilized cubism, and abstract geometric faces, to change the view of art to a more modern form. Dada Art (but not really) -Dada was a post World War reaction which sprouted out of Zurich -The whole idea was to create art which really wasn't art, because it had no meaning anyway -Dada attempted to provoke shock or outrage as reactions -Dada art spurred Modern Art, and in particular led to the Surrealism movement Marcel Duchamp “Everything that is not me is incomprehensible…Everything that is me is incomprehensible” This abstract form was questioned at first but became a hit after people caught on to the visual ideas Picasso was intending to portray. He is now regarded as one of the great artists,
due to his influential new look at
artistic expression. These ideas represented fleeting ideas and material things which are the basis of the homogenous popular culture which changes every day. The display of the here and now was what was being captured by pop artists such as Andy Warhol. "Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth." 1910-1950 (ish) Examples of Dada: The Modern Era was an artistic period which broadly followed the Romantic Era. Its values were based on a wide range of interests, as most of the modern movements were on an international level.
We will cover Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, the Harlem Renaissance, music, and Pop Art. CUBISM
1910's, Paris Sources:

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Warhol, Andy. "Marilyn." Online Image. Pop Art Pal. 2003. September 30th, 2012 <http://popartpal.com/blog-singapore/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Marilyn.jpg>. HARLEM RENAISSANCE Surrealism This cultural movement was a growth of African-American literature centered around the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City, but was not limited to the United States, as black Caribbean and French writers influenced this movement that resulted in a new identity for the black community.
The conglomeration of culture began with the Great Migration of many African-American workers to the city of New York, and the subsequent explosion theater and jazz music. Poets, novelists, artists and musicians began to prosper in this atmosphere, creating a more homogenous African-American through the whole 20th century. Black Modernist sociologists, most notably W. E. B. Dubois and Marcus Garvey, created a greater sense of pride and self-determination within the black community that eventually laid the foundation for the civil rights movement in the 50's and 60's. The New Era: The explosion of open thoughts and ideas of the modern time period led to great launch of the new. This "new" literature was anything imaginable due to the free expression of ideas that transcended beyond what was previously thought to be normal into the unknown. The theory was that it was consistently inconsistent, with no set normal for what was to be created. Surrealism was an idea which hoped to release the unconscious creative mind in artwork, which sprouted from political ideals like Socialism and the psychological ideals of Sigmund Freud.
Surrealists carried on the concept of art does not matter, because nothing matters (Dadaism). Salvador Dali
The Persistence of Memory "Elle a chaud au cul" translated as "She has a hot ass" THE MODERN ERA Frank Lloyd Wright -Was a very influential architect of the modern era, who took the new approach to building as more of an expression rather than just basic structures.
-The modern geometric style can be seen throughout as there are sharp corners, with less flowing structure in his work.
- Many of his works seem modern even today due to the very advanced nature of his architecture back in his day.
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