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describesmanydifferentstyles andreactions             Impressionism and                          Dada             Postimpr...
Truth Centered World      World of Individuation1. Existence of meta-      1. Meta-narratives   narratives                ...
1900—1945 in Europe and the US
Guiding Questions
• World War I—1914-17  • Begun with the promise that bravery and the wills of men can continue    making progress  • Welco...
1900-1914
BLUE RIDER GROUP• Seeking spirituality in  painting  • A synesthete, Kandinsky    hears colors• Influenced by Arnold  Scho...
CUBISM A reordering of the world based on geometry and the subjectivity    of the artist—Artist as God• Influenced by  Afr...
FUTURISM• War is a  cleansing agent  for civilization• Only war can  reform society  • Get rid of the    feminine  • Repla...
What was supposed to end quickly and                               gloriously brought about machine guns,                 ...
1917-1936
DADA• Artist is not God, but dead  • Art is what the artists says it is• Responds to the  disillusionment of  Modernism  •...
SURREALISM• Tries to explore the  unconscious, that which  can tell us who we are• A vision of the dream  world• Tries to ...
Response to the brutality of Spanish Civil War
T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of   W. B. Yeats “Second Coming”      J. Alfred Prufrock”• A poem about a man who         • Ex...
BIOMORPHISM• Abstract Art takes its  cues from nature  (rather than industry  and technology)• O’Keefe leaves behind a  li...
SOCIAL REALISM• Portrays workers devastated  by the Depression and  drought• This is what the Depression  looks like  • So...
SOCIAL REALISM      • Modernism brings only loneliness, detachment• Stoicism is an American expression to cultural discont...
• Combines interior and exterior, and the industrial with the                          organic   • Combines man made archi...
• Individual                        movements/expressions ofyou will learn more     Modernism throughabout:               ...
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Week 12.modernism through early twentieth century

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Week 12.modernism through early twentieth century

  1. 1. describesmanydifferentstyles andreactions Impressionism and Dada Postimpressionism Cubism Abstract Surrealism Expressionism
  2. 2. Truth Centered World World of Individuation1. Existence of meta- 1. Meta-narratives narratives collapse2. God as creator 2. Individual is creator3. Truth is absolute 3. Truth is contextual4. There is order to the 4. Order is false; the world world is disordered
  3. 3. 1900—1945 in Europe and the US
  4. 4. Guiding Questions
  5. 5. • World War I—1914-17 • Begun with the promise that bravery and the wills of men can continue making progress • Welcomed by European youth who wanted to destroy any remnant of the past. It was to be the culmination of the promises of modernism.• Russian Revolution—1917• Spanish Civil War—1936-39• World War II—1939-1945 • The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki show that technology has gone insane.
  6. 6. 1900-1914
  7. 7. BLUE RIDER GROUP• Seeking spirituality in painting • A synesthete, Kandinsky hears colors• Influenced by Arnold Schoenberg, an atonal composer • The goal is to lose the subject of art, so leads to abstraction
  8. 8. CUBISM A reordering of the world based on geometry and the subjectivity of the artist—Artist as God• Influenced by African and Oceanic masks• Shameless women of the red light district sexuality celebrated
  9. 9. FUTURISM• War is a cleansing agent for civilization• Only war can reform society • Get rid of the feminine • Replace with the masculine— speed, aggressive movement
  10. 10. What was supposed to end quickly and gloriously brought about machine guns, flame throwers, fighter aircraft, poison gas In 1916 alone, Germany lost 850,000, France, 700,000, and England, 400,000 Political leaders use patriotism to mask war profiteering. Food is rationed. WWI is the most brutal in human history at this time. SO, if man, not god, is the center of theWhy is it so devastating? universe, mankind is evil.It completely demolished thehopes of modernism. If man, not god, holds his own destiny, he is lost.—and so the “Lost Generation” of writers and poets. Mankind is at the mercy of its own inadequacies. This is the disillusionment of Modernism.
  11. 11. 1917-1936
  12. 12. DADA• Artist is not God, but dead • Art is what the artists says it is• Responds to the disillusionment of Modernism • Art cannot take us away from our associations • Art cannot bring progress • Life is absurd
  13. 13. SURREALISM• Tries to explore the unconscious, that which can tell us who we are• A vision of the dream world• Tries to escape language without abstraction (unlike Kandinsky)
  14. 14. Response to the brutality of Spanish Civil War
  15. 15. T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of W. B. Yeats “Second Coming” J. Alfred Prufrock”• A poem about a man who • Explores chaos does not fit in with women • Explores the demise of• Prufrock cannot profess his traditional religious ideas own feelings for a woman • Salvation • A paradise to come
  16. 16. BIOMORPHISM• Abstract Art takes its cues from nature (rather than industry and technology)• O’Keefe leaves behind a life in the modern world for one in Sante Fe, New Mexico—her attempt to find the pure and primitive
  17. 17. SOCIAL REALISM• Portrays workers devastated by the Depression and drought• This is what the Depression looks like • Soup lines • Displaced Americans• Part of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project with the “New Deal”
  18. 18. SOCIAL REALISM • Modernism brings only loneliness, detachment• Stoicism is an American expression to cultural discontent-- Lacks the “hysterical” reaction of the Europeans
  19. 19. • Combines interior and exterior, and the industrial with the organic • Combines man made architecture and natural forms
  20. 20. • Individual movements/expressions ofyou will learn more Modernism throughabout: Manifestos

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