The Evolution Of Modernism In The 20th Century

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According to N. Pevsner (1936; 251) the word Modernism is used to refer to a period that originated in the 1860’s till the 1970’s, which describes a style of art that was made during that period. Modernism was then described as the philosophy of the modern period, which was applied to the architecture of geometry that was simple and plain and decoration was rejected, it did not have any historical styles that happened in Europe in the late 19th century and early 20th century before the World War II. It was used mostly in the Western society in the 19th century and early 20th centuries along with cultural trends and the changes that kept on happening. Pevsner was highly inspired by artists such as Walter Gropius and William Morris. He then…show more content…
The European modern movement was not only open to make radical changes in the formal and stylistic characteristics of buildings but also an involvement socially. Both of them had their origins in Britain in the Arts and Craft movement. We can say that modernism started with the poet Baudelaire and the painter Manet. The Impressionists for example, followed them. Modernism was an important style, which consisted of literature, poetry, music and most art forms. It is a trend of thought that states publicly the power of humans to create, improve and reconstruct our environment with the help of technology or practical…show more content…
Modernism was affected by the industrial revolution and brought about industrialization on humanity. Our society changed greatly during the period of the 19th century, and by World War I it must have seemed like the world was a truly horrifying, pretty hopeless place. Some divide the 20th Century into movements appointed Modernism and Postmodernism, whereas others see them as two things of the same movement. The first half of the nineteenth century for Europe had a number of wars and revolutions, which reveal the rise of the ideas now known as
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