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ackee4 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM via web

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what similarities is indicated between the ideas motivating modern poetry, modern drama, modern painting and modern sculpture?

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wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 19, 2011 at 7:50 AM (Answer #1)

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Modernism is a term used to designate the creative period between the Industrial Revolution and contemporary (read post-World War II) re-examinations of the relations between style and substance.  It generally refers to a rejection of the "rules" of art before mid-19th century, and to the tools brought to art because of social and industrial changes.   All of the arts experienced parallel re-examinations, restructuring the artistic experience, the patron base, the relation between commerce and art, and the place of art in Mankind's "progress."  A thorough study by Irving Howe, "What is Modernism?", serves as the basis for all subsequent discussions.

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