15 Facts About American modernism


American modernism, much like the modernism movement in general, is a trend of philosophical thought arising from the widespread changes in culture and society in the age of modernity.

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American modernism is an artistic and cultural movement in the United States beginning at the turn of the 20th century, with a core period between World War I and World War II.

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However, inspired by what they saw, many American modernism artists were influenced by the radical and new ideas.

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Georgia O'Keeffe, known as the "Mother of American modernism", has been a major figure in American Modernism since the 1920s.

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American modernism has received widespread recognition, for challenging the boundaries of modern American artistic style.

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American modernism is chiefly known for paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones and landscapes in which she synthesized abstraction and representation.

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American modernism experimented with techniques, combining paints like hand mixed oil or tempera over a wax emulsion.

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American modernism's works contributed strongly to the development of an aesthetic movement that is closely related to distinct features of African-American heritage and culture.

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American modernism modernist literature was a dominant trend in American modernism literature between World War I and World War II.

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Many American modernists became expatriated in Europe during this time, often becoming stalwarts in the European movement, as was the case for T S Eliot, Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein.

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American modernism modernists echoed the mid-19th-century focus on the attempt to "build a self"—a theme illustrated by Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

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Southern American modernism similarly represented the life and unique experiences of the South using modernist aesthetics, with celebrated figures including William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams.

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American modernism formulated such critical concepts as "objective correlative", and rethought the literary canon in his elevation of Jacobean drama and metaphysical poetry.

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American modernism's work had a fundamental influence on New Criticism in America.

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Foreign-born architects as Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, and William Lescaze during the 1920s played a great role in development of American modernism architecture performing later a style, which got the name of international style and was reflected in the design of corporate office buildings after World War II.

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