Modernist poetry refers to poetry written, mainly in Europe and North America, between 1890 and 1950 in the tradition of modernist literature. It is characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional styles of poetry and verse. Modernists experimented with literary expression and form, stick to Ezra Pound 's maxim to “Make it new”. This paper examines different methods that Ezra Pound used to break the boundaries of traditional poetry and the techniques he used to pave the way for later poets. To
The concept of Cubism was formed between 1906 and 1911. The first to implement ideas of Cubism in art was Pablo Picasso. His painting "Les Demoiselles d 'Avignon" changed the art at that time. “This new world began with an explosion, for Les Demoiselles d 'Avignon, projected in 1906 but worked on mostly in the spring of 1907, appеars to be the thunderous outburst that released the latent forces of the preceding year. ”(Rosenblum 12)
As Marcel Duchamp worked on art between the 1900s and 1960s, Duchamp was influenced by many different art movements. One of these movements being Dada where art started shifting away from aesthetics and looks to the art that redefined society, artistic roles and the purpose of art. Fountain was able to question the purpose of art through its indifferent style. Robert J. Coady believed that this new kind of art would create a revolution and give deeper and greater meaning to the art world as
Introduction A number of factors affected the quickly evolving film industry after the October Revolution of 1917 and until 1932 and interpretations of historians often vary. Unquestionably, the Soviet government action was a main factor and their first All-Union Party Congress on film questions in 1928 had a lasting effect on soviet cinema. A period of hope and experimentation after 1917 inspired revolutionary modernism in soviet cinema, which played a crucial role in the development of the world’s cinematography. However, soon the Russian Communist Party under Lenin began a process of creative repression and propaganda. The crux was reached in 1932, with Stalin’s solidification of socialist realism.
ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE: EXAMINING WRIGHT’S PRINCIPLE OF DESIGN THROUGH FALLINGWATER AND THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM I. INTRODUCTION The architecture of the United States at the turn of the century – 1895 to 1905 – was at best, a collection of eclectic styles, with hardly one relating in anyway or sense to the ideal of the nation in which it was built. This was an era which regarded architecture as an application of fashion and styles, unrelated to structure or construction techniques. Yet it was also a time when the entire construction industry was undergoing revolutionary changes. New materials were emerging, and new methods of handling the older materials were being developed at the same time.
The notion of modern state started emerging in the sixteenth century and with the span of time, this idea of modern state became universal through conquest and overpowering. Modern state, i.e. the enriched and the precise form of absolutist state aspires for the pursuit of central power in the state and makes its way regularized for the national system of power to get implemented. The concept of modern state has been there since the Westphalia Peace Treaty in the mC17. But even before that peace treaty, the similar form of state was there in the form of imperialism and there existed the princely states which used to be governed by the imperial authorities. Now with the formation of modern state the other forms of power structures has become weak and has now been exhausted.
However, it was not always so because the definition of art changed throughout history. 20th century changes (explain what art was before dada, explain the concepts brought by Dadaism, how Dadaism influenced other artists, the movements that came after Dadaism and how they are a result of the same idea, explain Ferdinand de Sassure´s theory of language and its influence in the world of art, explain T.S. Kuhn´s theory of paradigm revolutions and how dada is based on the same principle, explain the death of god Nietzsche´s ideas and how this has a big influence in the perspective of the world that people have, as well as their needs) The Oxford Dictionary of Art defines Dada as “A movement in European art (with manifestations also in New York), c.1915-c.1922, characterized by a spirit of anarchic revolt against traditional values.” This disregard for the traditional views of art flourished in the violent environment that characterized the first part of the 20th century.
It is true to say that the subject of the Renaissance was a particular cluster of changes in Western culture rather than an isolated cultural miracle or the sudden emergence of modernity. Many historians of the nineteenth century only particularly looked at the period of the Renaissance and not its preceding years. Hence, they believed that the Renaissance was a sudden emergence of modernity and that “Renaissance Italy was the birthplace of the modern world.” Historians of the nineteenth century such as Jacob Burckhardt and Jules Michelet, came to the conclusion that the Renaissance was a “crucial period in European history, radically different from the Middle Ages.” But Renaissance thinkers at the time derived the terms of “Middle Ages” and
Inbetween the years 1450-1750 CE, Western Europe and Russia have gone through several political and economic changes, though they have existed in different districts of Europe. Both Western European and Russian cultural patterns have been influenced by their enlightenment periods, bringing an era of revolution and economic/ intellectual advancement. However, though they shared this in common, Western Europe went through the Renaissance, a time of new styles and inventions in secular arts and sciences that challenged popular religion, while Russian was becoming a major European power through Westernization forces brought on by tsars, like Peter the Great. Many of Western Europe’s innovations in finance and government started developing during
Although during the Second Industrial Revolution they used many of the same styles they have used in the past, there were many changes to society during this time. This revolution changed society socially because there is improved health and education and a shift in the social classes. Society changed through art because there is new styles of art and architecture being created. Scientific breakthroughs also helped change society because people like Albert Einstein and Marie Curie created discovered new technologies that would help society advance.
Modernism is a literary and artistic movement of the 20th century that can be defined as a set of values produced between World War I and II. Some examples of Modernist Literature are the essays Modern Fiction by Virginia Woolf and From Romanticism and Classicism by T.E. Hulme. These essays characterize Modernism by it’s rejection of materialism and the sensible view of hopes and dreams that it holds. And though not all pieces created in this time were an example of modernist literature, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is. This is due to its strong stance that man has limits, unlike the past literary movement, Romanticism, which viewed man as a somewhat perfect creature possible of anything, and the fact that it strayed from materialism, and focused more on internal conflict.