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13: The World is One (1930 – 1970)

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  • From the Modern Art movement, an explosion of art methods, styles and techniques erupted, breaking traditional rules to create modern art. This chapter discusses the art of architecture, sculpture, and photography, introducing the influence of the 20th century. The spirit of experimentation and innovation was enjoyed by the artists as abstraction lead to several new and exciting art periods around the world.

    • 13.1: Overview
      From the Modern Art movement, an explosion of art methods, styles, and techniques erupted, breaking traditional rules to create modern art.
    • 13.2: 20th Century Architecture
      Architecture is generally described as any creatively designed and constructed building or structure enhancing the city, town, or landscape.
    • 13.3: Sculptures
      Modern sculpture brought about a considerable change in art as it deviated from the classical forms, leaving artists to explore and diverge from the Renaissance period.
    • 13.4: Photography
      Photography is the art of using a camera to capture a moment in time recorded on film, plate, or digitally.
    • 13.5: Mexican Murals and Social Art
      Mural painting in Mexico started in the 1920s to promote the political and social messages about the government.
    • 13.6: Works Progress Administration Murals
      The 1930s in American history will always be remembered as the Great Depression and how the federal government implemented WPA (Works Progress Administration) Art Projects.
    • 13.7: Nihonga and Yoga Style
      Nihonga paintings are traditional Japanese artistic techniques and materials applied to modern paintings.
    • 13.8: Surrealism
      Surrealism became a cultural movement, starting in the early 1920s, depicting the difference between dreams and reality.
    • 13.9: Conclusion and Contrast
    • 13.10: Chapter 13 Attributions

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