In this Unit we will cover:
What is Modernism?
the movement loosely around the beggining of the 20th centurythat aims to stray from Classical or traditional forms.
Brief history of Modernism
After the War
Roughly spans the time between World War I and the early 1970s
This “War to End All Wars” was looked upon with such ghastly horror that many people simply could not imagine what the world seemed to be plunging towards.
The beginning of the 20th century is an extremely convenient starting point. It saw the end of Queen Victorias reign, marking a symbolic break from the preceding century.
Modernism in Art
interest in new types of paints and other materials, in expressing feelings and ideas, in creating abstractions and fantasies, rather than representing what is real. Modernist artists include Henri Matisse,
Modernism in Literature
Modernist Period in English literature was first and foremost a visceral reaction against the Victorian culture and aesthetic, which had prevailed for most of the nineteenth century. A break with traditions is one of the fundamental constants of the Modernist stance. The Modernist intellects and artists believed the previous generations way of doing things was a cultural dead end. They could foresee that world events were spiraling into unknown territory.
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That's just a brief part on Modernism!