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In the 1900s

Visual art
Visual Art

  • Symbolism-a late 19th-century artistic movement rejecting Realism.


The death of the gravedigger" by Carlos Schwabe

FernandKhnopff's The Caress

Visual art1
Visual Art

  • American Impressionism- a style of painting characterized by loose brushwork and vivid colors practiced in the early 20th century.


Frank W. Benson, Eleanor Holding a Shell

Theodore Robinson, Low Tide

Visual art2
Visual Art

  • Cubism- is an early-20th-century avant-garde art movement.

  • Cubism has been considered the most influential art movement of the 20th century.

  • Objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context


Georges Braque, Violin and Candlestick

Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon


  • Jacob Riis- photographer who tried to expose the inequity in society and the plight of immigrants living in urban tenements.

  • Examine the following photos closely

    • What do you see?

    • Does it remind you of anything you have seen?

    • Do these images still reflect America?

A rchitecture

  • Gothic Revival-an architectural movement that began in England. when architects sought to revive medieval forms (think world civ.).

A rchitecture1

  • Arts and Crafts style- an international design movement that flourished between 1860 and 1910.

  • It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often applied medieval, romantic or folk styles of decoration.

  • It advocated economic and social reform and has been said to be essentially anti-industrial.


Red House, London

The Oregon Public Library in Oregon, Illinois


  • A skyscraper- a tall, continuously habitable building of many stories, usually designed for office and commercial use.

  • There is no official definition or height above which a building may be classified as a skyscraper.

  • One common feature of skyscrapers is having a steel framework from which curtain walls are suspended, rather than load-bearing walls of conventional construction.

Empire state building
Empire State Building

  • The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City

  • It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high

  • Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State.

  • It stood as the world's tallest building for 40 years,

  • Designed by William F. Lamb



In the 1900s

Minstrel shows
Minstrel Shows

  • The minstrel show- an American entertainment consisting of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music, performed by white people in blackface or, especially after the Civil War, black people in blackface.

  • Minstrel shows lampooned black people as dim-witted, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, happy-go-lucky, and musical.

Judy garland al jolson in jazz singer vernon and ryan
Judy GarlandAl Jolson in "Jazz Singer“Vernon and Ryan

On the stage
On the stage

  • Irene is a musical set in New York City's Upper West Side and focuses on immigrant shop assistant Irene O'Dare, who is introduced to Long Island's high society when she's hired by one of its most respected ladies to help redecorate her home.


  • Vaudeville was a theatrical genre of variety entertainment where each performance was made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts grouped together on a common bill.

  • Types of acts included

    • popular and classical musicians 

    • dancers 

    • comedians

    • trained animals

    • magicians

    • female and male impersonators

    • acrobats, 

    • jugglers,

    • one-act plays or scenes from plays

    • etc.

      who's on first

Let there be movies
Let there be movies!

  • Industry makes motion pictures possible

    • New cameras & new film

  • Instantly we have movie stars

    • rudolphvalentino –First heartthrob

    • Gloria Swanson –first sex symbol

    • Charlie Chaplin – first mega-star

    • the great train robbery – first mega-hit