The birth of Pop art started in England between the years of 1950 and 1960, but really came out of its shell in New York. With the usage of bold swaths of primary colors (red, blue, and yellow), pop artists liked using common items like a can or tube of paint, and used commercial methods called silkscreening to produce multiples of works. This technique downplayed the artist’s hand and subverting the idea of originality. Pop art was a form of rebellion against Abstract Expressionism. Pop artists felt that Abstract Expressionism was a form of art which only a tiny class, mainly of painters and poets, could respond and relate too it.
The 1920s paved the way for many developments in African American culture and resolutions to their challenges. Consequently, out of the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance was born. The Harlem Renaissance was a reawakening of African American culture throughout the decade. During this period, an explosion of art and music, particularly jazz, advanced the perception of African American culture and people (Document H). Additionally, the Great Migration made a better life possible for African Americans.
B. Phony of The 1950s’ America After World War II America entered a new period that was marked by several significant events like the Cold War, Korean War, Civil Rights Movement. The decade following World War II was characterized by affluence in much of American society and it causes high levels of consumption and a boom in population. 1950’s America was the period of conservatism, conformism and wild consumerism. It can be seen that there are many things which discomforts Holden Caulfield throughout the novel. “Phoniness,” which is probably the most famous phrase from The Catcher in the Rye, is one of Holden’s favorite concepts.
With this turning point, anti-tobacco research gained steam and by the mid-1950s leading figures in medical science “now argued that the evidence was clear, convincing, and scientifically persuasive” (156). Yet in the face of this evidence while cigarette consumption lowered it still remained. Examining these chapters, the argument expertly crafted by Peiss can be summed up: Americans have been so fully indoctrinated by the marketing from tobacco companies and addicted to the substance they peddle that despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many continued to smoke. Today, that issue is still prevalent. Even with science and medicine proving without a shadow of a doubt the connection between cigarettes and disease, the
Gender roles were reasserted in 1950s America postwar. Even if there was an increase in divorce rates popular culture and mythology upheld hetronormative marriage as a key to spiritual, financial and spiritual success. In the 1950s, the term “containment” referred to the foreign policy-driven containment of communism and atomic proliferation. In Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (1988) Elaine Taylor May demonstrates a new version of containment prevalent in the domestic sphere. She gives a detailed description of the emergence of domestic containment-how it emerged and affected the lives of those who tried to conform to it, and how it unravelled in the wake of Vietnam’s era’s assault on cold war culture, when unwed mothers,
In the 1850's into the early 1900's everybody was trying to improve life through becoming consumers, mass culture, and entertainment. This time period was when the people of America really got an identity for ourselves. This time period was known as The Gilded Age. Mark Twain wrote a book in 1873 named “The Gilded Age.” Twain looked at the American society as having a rotten core but covered with gold paint, or gilded. However, this is when American businesses started their biggest incline.
With the end of the 19th century agriculture based economy and infrastructure, the United States’ population ratio of rural to urbanization almost flipped as the amount of people living in urbanized cities sky-rocketed. As cities’ populations rose, the LGBT community did as well. By the mid 20th 3 century, the United States populous were well aware of the homosexual. As laws against the LGBT community began to emerge, the political, economic and social discrimination increased. As being a part of the LGBT was considered a very negative trait–even considered a mental disorder by professionals in medicine –the living conditions for those who were out
The British Invasion occurred in the 1960’s when rock and pop music groups from the United Kingdom became very prominent in the United States. Due to the powerful tones of American rock and roll in the 1950’s, many British youth tried to recreate the image and sound of popular American musicians. Countless acts failed, but a few prevailed and went on to become some of the greatest performers in musical history. The Invasion brought an end to musical groups that once dominated the American music charts. Authentic rock and roll originated and emerged in the United States during the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.
The early years of the 40s decade were not promising for Hollywood, especially after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, and the resulting loss of foreign markets. However, Hollywood film production rebounded and reached its peak during the years 1943 to 1946, now that the technical challenges of the early 30s sound era were far behind. Following the end of the war, Hollywood 's most profitable year in the decade was 1946, with all-time highs recorded for theatre
A massive stock market crash in 1873 terrorized a generation into conservatism. while just a few years later, Vienna 1900 exemplifies how modern multimedia is nothing new. Although the extraordinary-like achievement made in the modernity, Vienna still failed to be recognized as most important role in shaping the real modern world, which is considered to be the fault of “over-optimistic idea of modernity” by essayist Jean Clair. “Over-optimistic idea of modernity” may be the answer to the people who were living during the decay of Habsburg Monarchy as well. In order to destroy a old world, leading to a over-optimistic new world.