Modernism In The 20th Century

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The events of the twentieth century greatly influenced the evolution of art and culture during that period. A modernism movement have arisen from the wide-scale transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Modernism was modified and shaped by the development of modern industrial societies and the rapid growth of cities, followed then by the horror of World War I. The outbreak of World War I, and the unprecedented devastation that followed challenged the foundations of many culture’s belief system. This has led artists to various experimentation and exploration with morality. Consequently, defining what exactly Art had been done in order to determine what should be and do for a culture.
The collective art of the twentieth century defined the term “modern art”. There were many modern art movements starting from the turn of the twentieth century, the most prominent ones are the Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism, Constructivism, Suprematism, De Stilj, Dada, Surrealism, and Pop Art.
The modern art embraced almost everything from abstraction to hyperrealism, from Dada and Fluxus to classical paintings; from Art Nouveau, Bauhaus and to Pop Art. There was a lot of diversity that it is difficult to think of a unifying characteristic that will define the era. The most prominent thing that separates modern artists from both the traditionalists and postmodernists of all time, is their belief that art mattered.
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