The Effects Of Industrialization On The Industrial Revolution

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Well known as the Industrial Revolution, an unprecedented advance in the efficiency of manufacturing occurred in England in the late eighteenth century. It spread to other parts of Europe and the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century and brought enormous change to humans’ life. Largely a result of technology improvement and mass production, industrialization stimulated a surge in production of manufactured goods, which largely enriched people’s material life. It also facilitated urbanization as major towns developed around various factories. While conferring humans enormous power, industrialization also caused obvious drawbacks in many areas, such as public health and social life. Life expectancy dropped from forty-two in Victorian England to less than thirty years in some major cities during the industrial revolution. The situation of the labor class, a product of industrialization, was even worse. From the aspects of work and life, Menzel and Turner portrayed a deplorable situation in which the working class lived during the early phases of the Industrial Revolution.
Born in a middle class family, Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel was a remarkable realist painter. He acquired an immense reputation for his historical paintings. Taking him over a hundred pencil studies of machines and workers to prepare, he accurately displayed the poor working conditions in factories with painting The Foundry. The floor is covered with thick dust. Not much light can…

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