Black And Gold The Falling Rocket Analysis

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Ever since there has been life on earth, art and music have played in important role in our society. Throughout history, music as well as art, has been an indicator of what the mindset was from many cultures. Starting in the late nineteenth century, we can start to see a different style of art emerge, which was the modern era. This era introduced many styles such as impressionism, expressionism, symbolism, and pop art, to name a few. Like any new concept or idea, this was an exciting time for many artists, many of them thrilled with their new found opportunities. Overall, the modern era brought many changes; some changes flourished while others were criticized. Throughout this time, there were no limitations when it came to their imagination so we began to see a wide …show more content…
Sometimes the true mean was never revealed. Many viewers had a terrible time trying to interpret the meaning or the message in the image. This was probably because there were no limits on what you can create, so many artists created what they wanted and how they wanted. One piece of artwork that could be difficult to understand is Whistler, Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (1875) by James Whistler. At first glance, this work of art would give off a sense of sorrow with the dark colors, but others may interpret this piece a different way. Another piece that may be harder to understand Guernica (1937) by Pablo Picasso. Looking at this image all I can see is a lot of distress from the individuals as well as the animals. But when you know the background of this image you can then understand all of the pain and suffering that goes along with it. Edgar Degas once said "art is not what you see, but what you make others see", and many people failed to see the beauty in some works of art. While there were a few down sides with the modern era, this time also brought changes in

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