The 20th Century Modern Movement

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Introduction The modern movement in the United States of America started around the 20th century, with great influence from the World Wars (both world War one and two) and took a turn when post modernism was introduced in the design world. 20th century modern movements The modern movements started in the United Kingdom and the United States of America in the late 1800 and continued in the 20th century. Art became another major casualty of World War I (one) because the traditional idea about the western art was neglected. According to “Art critics modernisms in painting first started with the Frenchman Edouard Manet in 1832-1883” however the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood was said to be the forerunner of modernism before the Frenchman during the…show more content…
the Industrial Revolutions changed and social transformation wrought and it triggered the emergence of new ideas in all the artistic areas including fine art and that made artist eager to also change. Postmodernism arose from world war two as a reaction that perceived that modernism was failing and showed other people’s radical artistic projects that had to associate themselves with the totalitarian or had to be absorbed by mainstream culture and that was the basic foundation of postmodernism around the early 1940 and that was when Jorge Luis Borges was starting to rise and be noticed. Modernism and postmodernism was said that it started to compete during the 1950’s and postmodernism gained ascendancy over modernism in the 1960’s.Ever since then postmodernism has had dominance over it and not undisputed, force in art, film, literature and musical, the salient of postmodernism normally include ironic play with style and narrative levels a nihilism towards the a “grand narrative” of the western…show more content…
Post-modernism proved to be the next level of great influence socially and artistically, this is because during the dawn of the 21st century, most American artists took self-expression and the most artistic process into uncharted territory, surprising new ways of engaging with audiences were developed and expressed to the world as we see today. Pop culture and politics to ethnic heritage became some of the ranging sources as the use of enormous variety of media also came into play and artists also featured into the series representing the a cross-section of contemporary art practices and

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