Arts then VS Now
Art, Music, & Literature from the 1950's vs. now.
ROCK AND ROLL!
- Many musical styles flourished and combined in the 1940s and 1950s, most likely because of the influence of radio had in creating a mass market for music. World War II caused great social upheaval, and the music of this period shows the effects of that upheaval.
- Rock and Roll dominated popular music in the latter half of the 1950s. The musical style originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, and quickly spread to much of the rest of the world. Its immediate origins lay in a mixing together of various black musical genres of the time, including rhythm and blues and gospel music; with country and western and pop In 1951, Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began playing rhythm and blues music for a multi-racial audience, and is credited with first using the phrase "rock and roll" to describe the music.
Pop art was popular in the 50's influencing some modern art today
Pop art vs. modern art
This is a famous pop art piece from the 50's
Pop Art vs. Today's Modern Art
Bright colors from pop art influence today's bright and shocking modern art
more 50's pop art
A Few Popular Books from then and now
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger__________________Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White_______________________Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Lord of the Flies by William Golding _________________The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins