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    The United States reflected a loss of faith in traditional values and beliefs such as the American Dream during the modern artistic and cultural movement. Modernism originated in Europe and swept the United States at the turn of the 19th Century, having its core period between World War I and World War II, then continuing into the early 20th Century. During the modernist movement, citizens felt hidden behind the 19th Century Victorian Era history of art and literature in an entirety, causing them to lose trust in their own powers and potential. The literary movement came about due to the sudden and unexpected break from traditional ways of viewing and interacting with the world. Modernism began rejecting conventional truths and figures of authority, and moved away from religion. Experimentation and individualism became virtues where in the past, they were often discouraged. This new outlook caused modernist authors from the Lost Generation as well as the Harlem Renaissance to rebel using traditional styles of poetry and text to express their new feelings and understandings of their time, as well as by a desire to turn around all traditional manners. The modernist literary movement was driven by warfare, new writing experiments, and the celebration of freedom. Warfare informed and inspired American literature writings and shocked the Western civilization as a whole during the modernist time period. These shocks…

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    The American modernist are “American” because they choose to live and work in the United States. The American modernist were “modernist “because they struggled with the problem of modernism central to accepting the beginning of the 20th century. The America modernist are also significant for the late art that they influenced. (Spam, 2016) Subject and Styles Joseph Stella was an immigrant to America as an artist he had a figurative art…

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    I want to give that world to someone else.” Georgia O’Keefe played a crucial role in the development of American modernism art. She sought to capture the power and emotions of objects through abstracting the natural world. Georgia O’Keeffe lived for almost an entire century. Born November 15th 1887 and died on March 6th 1986 at the age of 98, O’Keeffe survived two World Wars and the Great Depression. She was an iconic artist in American modernism, best known for her paintings of enlarged…

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    The French revolution period did, however, foster the emergence of Realism... An apprehension that the modern condition demanded new forms of representation had begun to emerge earlier in the nineteenth century with Romanticism.’ (Wood, P. 2012.p. 24). Advocates and practitioners of modernism such as art historian Stendhal emphasised a need for change to traditional academic representations of life, ‘the Romantic, in all the arts, is the man who represents people as they are today, and not as…

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    Your use of sentimental modernism, or visual verisimilitude with modernist sensibility has brought not only the latest artistic styles to your latest films, but you have also helped make “upper-class” art such as classical music performances more accessible to the general public, as well as making it appealing to all ages as well. With the recent wave of modernist art work sweeping across America, I am very impressed you have managed to incorporate these styles into your work. When we think of…

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    makes the prescient observation that “modernism seems at the heart of the new comparative literature in a way not seen since the final chapter of Erich Auerbach’s foundational text, Mimesis? Why?” (55). While she uses the term “new comparative literature,” she could have easily been asking why modernism plays such a vital role in “new world literature.” Her answer as to why these texts employ modernism is that they do so because it is viewed as a universalizing / homogenizing force, as well as…

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    term "Modernism" refers to activities and creations of those who felt the traditional forms were becoming ill-fitted to their tasks and outdated in the new economic, social, and political environment of an emerging fully industrialized world. Modernists often use ideas and methods which are very different from those used in the past. The following essay includes a total of 6 readings which can be summarized into 3 categories: Modernism in European countries, Modernism in Soviet Russia and China,…

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    By the late 1800s, society was tired of the same generic art and literature and wanted a change. Modernism was the result of the that. American Gothic by Grant Wood and The Trial by Franz Kafka are fantastic examples of Modernism. Modernism changed the world and how we see it today. Without Modernism who knows what art and literature may be like today. Modernism is a movement in the arts as well as a change of mindset. This movement lasted from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth…

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    Author T.S. Eliot’s Influence on American Literary History Author T.S. Eliot, was an American-English poet, playwriter, literary critic, an editor and was a major contributor and leader of the Modernist movement in poetry. From his works like “The Waste Land” and then the what some call sequel “The Hollow Men,” Eliot’s style of writing not only had a huge influence on American literary history but also influenced many other writers such as Derek Walcott and Kamau Brathwaite. After reading some…

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    While postmodernism dealt mainly in reality and what people perceived reality to be, modernism dealt with symbolism and exploring dreams. The difference between the two movements can be seen clearly when they are looked at together. The main difference between modernism and postmodernism is that the theoretical engagements that each movement had. Essentially postmodernists wanted to exceed any limits that modernism had set in place, they wanted to focus more on exploring cultural codes,…

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