Aestheticism and Modernism
... and Modernism
The modernist period lies from 1900-1950; a time of great progress in art, architecture, music, and literature. Modernism, the genre that was associated with this period, featured radical aesthetics, technical experimentation, self-conscious reflexiveness and skepticism of the real world. (Bertolt, 1964, 139) Modernism was a direct response to such events like the Russian Revolution, the industrial revolution, technological change, World War 1 and the depression. Industrialization brought about the machines and buildings of cast iron, offering a radically different urban life. Darwin’s theory of natural selection and Freud’s view of subjective states that involved an ...