Art forms in the 1900's

By Juliana DiCesare

In the early 1900's, art was a way of life that expressed the people of the time period. Art forms ranged from paintings, to music, to architecture.

Visuals Art Forms

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Surrealism

Surrealism was inspired by both Cubism and Dadaism. It began in the 1920's. Surrealism demonstrated works of the unconscious mind. Perhaps the most famous artist that made works of surrealism was the whimsical Salvador Dali. His work showed everything from melting clocks to burning giraffes. Pictured above is a great example of surrealism. It has a take on an other wordy feel that demonstrates the unconscious mind.
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Architecture

Architecture in the early 1900's rejected classic tradition and welcomed new styles to match urbanization and industrialization. The Bauhaus School in Germany exhibited this modernization through a technology and science design. The Bauhaus School was built using glass, steel, and concrete. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect stated that function determined form, which he reflected in his works of architecture.
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Music

A very popular music genre would arise; jazz. Jazz was pioneered by the African Americans who combined western harmonies with African rhythm. Jazz consisted of simple melodies with lots of variation in rhythm and beat. Louis Armstrong was a talented musician of this time period who was one of the most famous jazz artists. More and more experimenting and freedom in music occurred. Jazz and new nightclubs symbolized freedom. The 1920's was known as the "Jazz Age."

Works cited

-https://ashleighberryman.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/punk-is-dadaism/

-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubism

-https://www.pinterest.com/kaatjevb/surrealism-and-magic-realism/

-https://history-wiki.wikispaces.com/yr11_weimar_bauhaus

-http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/tbacig/studproj/is3099/jazzcult/20sjazz/musicians.html