20th Century and Atonal Music

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Humi 16
Professor: Leslie Berry
Midterm
Bella Lee
1. Between 1900 and 1925, traditional norms were violated or abandoned in art, music, and literature. What factors might have brought about this situation? Offer specific examples to illustrate your general statements (think of Picasso, Matisse, Brancusi, and Mondrian). Pablo Picasso, who was born in Malaga, Spain, changed and created new style of painting while moving from a place to another. He went throng his blue period, in which he used different shades of blue to paint, during his three trips to Paris. After he settled down in Paris finally in 1904, he met Fernande Oliver and started changing his style of art from dull blue to light color like red and pink. He then kept changing his mood of works when he moved back to Gosol, Spain and created works influenced by not only Spanish style of art, but Greek, Iberian, and African art.one of the factors that caused the traditional norms of art, music, literature to be transformed was the merging of arts amid different regions and cultures. 2 It is often said that tradition, like history, is continually being recreated and remodeled. To what extent did writers, painters, and composers of the early twentieth century deliberately break with tradition? Explain how they accomplished that goal. Consider the development of atonal music in 20th century. Before the 20th century, serious music, even the music of the greatest composers, was pretty easy for the average person to understand and enjoy. Serious music followed common and easily understood patterns .In the 20th century, however, many of the most important composers began to move away from these patterns toward what is called atonal music. Atonal music is music without a home key. There is a pattern, but the pattern is not at all easy to recognize. Composers working in this style prepare for themselves a 12 tone grid.

3. How did the media of photography and film respond to the modernist aesthetic?...
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