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Homework. Staple rubric to paper and turn in Turn in to turnitin.com Read chapters 1-2 and answer questions in study guide. Modernism. The guiding principles of this movement were: -a break from old traditions , -continual advancement

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homework
Homework
  • Staple rubric to paper and turn in
  • Turn in to turnitin.com
  • Read chapters 1-2 and answer questions in study guide
modernism
Modernism

The guiding principles of this movement were:

-a break from old traditions,

-continual advancement

-and the fact that art should be valued for being art

modernism1
MODERNISM
  • Period from early 1900s to roughly 1965
  • Sudden and unexpected breaks with traditional ways of viewing and interacting with the world.
  • Experimentation and individualism became virtues
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Modernism was set in motion through a series of cultural shocks

    • Both World Wars shell shocked most of the world
    • People worried about the future of the world
main tenets
Main tenets
  • Concern with the inner self and consciousness
  • Unlike the Romantics, the Modernist cares little for Nature
  • Modernist intelligentsia sees decay and a growing alienation of the individual.
  • Modern society is seen as impersonal, capitalist, and antagonistic to the artistic impulse.
tenets
Tenets
  • In modernism, God became useless.
  • life had lost its mystery. Man, not God, could rule the world.
  • Irving Howe, a literary critic, once talked about modernism as an "unyielding rage against the existing order". (Van Dusen, 1998)
modernism is a rejection of tradition and a hostile attitude toward the past
Modernism is a rejection of tradition and a hostile attitude toward the past.
  • Modernism preoccupied with the meaning and the purpose of existence.
  • They are in search of new values and in something new.
  • Modernism first took place in the Jazz age and/or the roaring twenties
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Art
  • Modernism was the beginning of the distinction between “high” art and “low” art.
  • Pablo Picasso, best known for Cubism
  • Salvador Dali, a surrealist painter,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Pointillist George Seurat,
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Willem de Kooning
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“Kandinsky removed all traces of the physical world from his paintings, to create a nonobjective art that bears no resemblance to the natural world. In suggesting that he "painted . . . subconsciously in a state of strong inner tension," Kandinsky explicitly expressed a distinguishing quality of modern Western art--the artist's private inner experience of the world. Such a theme serves as a working definition of modernism itself.+

  • 2000 Steven Kreis- The History Guide
the imagist poets
The Imagist Poets
  • Sought to boil language down to its absolute essence. They wanted poetry to concentrate entirely upon “the thing itself.”
  • Replaced romantic, pastoral poetry of the previous generation
  • New subject matters…burst poetry open
modernist poets
Modernist Poets
  • T.S. Elliot The Waste land
    • Loss of traditional structure
    • Resembles prose
    • Concern with the individual, not nature
literature
Literature
  • The Lost Generation
  • Lost Generation struggled to find some meaning in the world in the wake of chaos.
  • This was chievedby turning the mind’s eye inward and attempting to record the workings of consciousness.
experimentation with genre and form
Experimentation with genre and form
  • Stream-of-consciousness
  • Writers looking inward, not outward
  • Psyhchology also contributed to the question of what constituted truth and reality
writers
Writers
  • Gertrude Stein,
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald,
  • Joyce