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MODERNISM AND FEMINIST MOVEMENTS MODERNISM AT A GLANCE To aver that one’s art, literature, architecture and everything else that encompasses his cultural identity will not be let out of his grip, but instead will be moulded and rehashed to suit the changing landscape is what Modernism is all about. After the monstrosity of the First World War, followed by rapid industrialisation and technological developments becoming the carnal desires of mankind, Ezra Pound’s “Make it new” was a dire cry...

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the speaker’s anxiety and frustration. Dylan Thomas’ “Fern Hill” is not as despairing as other works, however it does use a free verse scheme whose light beat compliments the speaker’s memories of childhood innocence. Another defining aspect of Modernism is the fall from innocence, meaning mankind has fallen into corruption, evil, and immorality largely as a result from the wars (particularly World War I and the Spanish Revolution) that destroyed much of Europe and witnessed despicable acts of violence...

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Explain how significant events in the world have influenced the practice of artists during the Modernism period. Refer to specific artworks and/or art movements to support your answer. Modernism refers to the modernist movement in the arts which originated in Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Modern artists experimented with new ideas about the nature of materials and purposes of art. Artist’s practice reflects the changing of lifestyles and changes in the world. An artist’s...

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MODERNİSM Modernism first emerged in the early twentieth century, and by the 1920s, the prominent figures of the movement – Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - had established their reputations. However it was not until after the Second World War that it gained mass popularity, after modernist planning was implemented as a solution to the previous failure of architecture and design to meet basic social needs. During the 1930s as much as 15% of the urban populations were...

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proposed that awareness existed in layers and that many thoughts occur "below the surface.” Einstein (1879-1955) Overturns Newtonian conceptions of Physics. The universe is uncertain and we are ill-equipped observers. Genre characteristics of modernism 1. violence and alienation 2. historical discontinuity 3. decadence and decay 4. loss and despair 5. rejection of history 6. race relations 7. unavoidable change 8. sense of place, local color 9. Procrastination/An inability to act 10...

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Modernism Although generally called a movement, it is more valid to see modernism as an international body of literature characterized by a new self-consciousness about modernity and by radical formal experimentation. Several literary movements and styles, notably Imagism and Vorticism, were fostered within modernism, which flourished from around 1890 until 1940. There was also a period of so-called "high modernism," 1920-5. Generally, modernists were driven by the belief that the assurances...

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Post Modernism vs. Modernism

Modernism vs. Post Modernism The ideas of modernism and post modernism are fundamentally different. Modernism is the belief that human beings can improve their environment, using scientific knowledge, technology and putting all of those things into practice. Modernism is prevalent in the field of arts. The concept of post modernism looks at the ideas behind modernism and questions whether they really exist. (wikipedia) Modernism began in the early 1800's. It emerged with Manet and Baudelaire...

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Difference of Modernism and Post Modernism

Modernism and Post Modernism Have you ever wondered what the differences are between the modernism and post modernism? It seems like it would be easy to describe what they are by the words and what they are usually associated with. Yet, it's actually a lot different then your thinking. Modernism is the movement in visual arts, music, literature, and drama, which rejected the old Victorian standards of how art should be made, consumed, and what it should mean. Modernists want the absolute truth...

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title: Outline what you consider to be the most significant aspects of the emergence of modernism. Draw evidence for your argument from performances and performance texts. Show your awareness of historical context. Focus your essay on the work of two practitioners discussed in lectures and seminars so far. WORD LENGTH: 978 Outline what you consider to be the most significant aspects of the emergence of Modernism. Draw evidence for your argument from performances and performance texts. Show your awareness...

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Differentiate Modernism from Post Modernism

Michael Garuba Differentiate Modernism from Post Modernism Modernism, in literature, is the basic concept of new methods through new reasoning. During the renaissance period of English history, the traditional values of Western civilization, which the Victorians had only begun to question, came to be questioned seriously by a number of new writers who saw society breaking down around them. The world was being looked at from a new perspective, mostly scientifically. Traditional literary forms...

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