Movement: The Modern Movement

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THE MODERN MOVEMENT To begin with we must first answer the What, When, Where, And Why Of the philosophical movement which we call the Modern Movement. The Modern Movement was a philosophical movement that arose as a response to the Victorian culture and World War I. It was a radical change in the mindset of the people. There are a lot of different opinions on when the movement began. But it is mostly believed that the movement began in the 19th century. It began in England to overthrow the dominant trends of Victorian England. A lot of factors added to its rise. The industrial revolution was another very massive factor that contributed to it. The development in modern industrial societies and growth of cities were also important. Now talking…show more content…
Symbolism first emerged in France in the 1880s and later spread through the art world. It is considered as a reaction to oppose impressionism. It had great influences on expressionism. It emphasizes on mystery, romance and expression with symbols and icons. Art nouveau was a new art that came from the arts and crafts movement. It arose when the people started adopting newer methods of design as opposed to the victorian era. It had various different names such as: Jugendstil, stile Liberty and Sezessionsstil. The ideas of art nouveau were floral patterns that looked simple yet beautiful and whiplash curves that were seen almost all through Europe. It had vast style influences but in the end all of them showed the same modern take on art. This style is evident even today. It had effects on architecture, jewellery design and furniture as well. Fauvism came after art nouveau in 1898 but it dissolved in 1906. It was there for a short time span. It was a movement in painting in France. It had traces of post-impressionism and symbolism. As the name suggests the style of design was faux. It was a decorative style that would show the artists’ feelings towards the subjects in an unrealistic way. The work was often vivid with amazing surface design and bold…show more content…
The approach was to describe space, volume and mass in art in new ways. Cubism mainly promoted abstract art to show different appearances and experiences of the modern would. Dadaism was anti-war, anti-art and mainly anarchic. It was a response to World War 1 and modern society. The name was meant to be so unusual so that it could draw attention to the movement. The works of the movement were also much like its name. They wanted people to see how insane it was to carry on everyday life when such catastrophes were occurring. The effects of modernism. The one major effect of modernism was post- modernism. The masses had been freed from their restrictions from their society. Art had been revolutionised. There had been massive changes in the mind set, politics, art and architecture of the world. Technology has greatly advanced and helped in bringing about massive changes and inventions. The main objective now is to fulfil consumer needs and fulfil the purpose of their respective
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