Popular culture was a major theme in the works of this time where many things were changing. A time in which the Post World War II generation grew into the hippie generation, the cold war was at it's height, the Vietnam war was lost, key celebrities began to appear, America became increasingly industrialized. As a result of “Pop Art” screen-printing arrived to the world of fine arts. The sixties were a time of social and political change in America, and the art world was not left untouched. Early in the decade the new movement focused on popular culture and national icons began to develop.
The 1920’s saw a shift in culture no other era had experienced thus far due to the growth and dominance of advertising. Technological inventions of this century, such as the radio, the billboard, and the magazine, brought ideas and information to people in new ways, impacting the entire social lifestyle of the time. Peoples live were suddenly filled with voices and signs telling them exactly what to buy and what they should. The happy-go-lucky and ‘nothing to lose’ persona encompassing the citizens of the time only fueled their decisions to go ahead and buy these offered products. Items were being offered that had never been on the market before such as refrigerators, telephone sets, cookers, the Model T by Henry Ford, and an endless amount of domestic hardware and commodities.
The differences between Rocco and Neoclassical Art in the neoclassical period focused on portraying political truths of that time in a dramatic way. This period played a role in influencing French revolutionists, while rococo art was more decorative and light. Rococo was a decorative style based in France most often used in interior design, painting, architecture, and sculpture. Normally associated with the reign of King Louis XV, the movement actually began in the 17th century. With the rise of the middle class, the death of Louis XIV at this time, the high society in Paris became the pinnacle of fashion.
How did technology transform the urban landscape of the United States in the late nineteenth century? The late nineteenth century was a time of great change for the United States in regards to the urban landscape. These changes were so life-altering for people that we now know it as the Industrial Revolution, which is a change from hand and home production to machine and factory. New technology, such as steam and electricity, changed the way of lives for Americans as the people shifted from rural to urban living. The development of these technologies changed transportation, manufacturing, and even communication.
Art deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s and ended at the start of World War II. The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and jewellery, as well as the visual arts such as painting, graphic arts and film. The term "art deco" was first used widely in 1926, after an exhibition in Paris, 'Les Années 25' sub-titled Art Deco, celebrating the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. Art Deco is known for its straight lines and rectilinear forms, a use of repetitive geometric shapes, and bold designs. Stepped forms were another important element in Art Deco, as can be best seen in some of the famous buildings that were created in this style.
How did the The Industrial Revolution change the art world? During the Industrial Revolution the invention of the camera changed the art world forever. The ability to recreate images in perfect realism created many more options to artists. Photography became an art form in itself, as well as a “functioning tool for documenting the world.” (class lecture pg 1) Artists had been caught up in the realism movement and now felt they had to come up with new ways to express themselves. These feelings translated into the Romantic movement, which encouraged individualism, freedom, and emotion.
The most influential ones though are the ones that still affect our world today. The rapid growth of industrialization of the colonies moved at a rapid pace. The only thing that America had not established though was indoor plumbing and underground sewers and water pipes until about the 1800’s. The growth of technology allowed for better health of the colonists as well as allow for greater wealth. There are many different accomplishments that were made during the Romantic Era.
Thus, when artists and people of the Baroque period desired something new and fresh, French artists improvised something they later called Rococo. The Baroque period had a special taste: to astonish, to dazzle, and to create illusions. These are the words that best describe the baroque style. It was basically characterized by obsession with nothingness, violent expressions, pessimism, chaos, confusion, and dramatic lighting and coloring. The Baroque style possesses a heavy tone and usually portrayed with broken lines and curves.
In the emergence of the industrial revolution, various technology advances flourished in the United States. In the industrial period, a broad variety of motifs were altered in everyday lives and the economy. Though, not only did the United States improve life through industry, America reformed it by other aspects such as government, military, and literature. Josephus Daniels admired journalism and impacted the United States through his government and military service. During the industrialization period, many new ideas came occurred government, military, and technology that caused a transformation in the United States society.
Antoni Gaudi was primarily responsible for catapulting Catalan architecture to worldwide distinction and glory. An architect and designer with an exceptional ability to blend his own tradition and also fearlessly experimenting with new technical solutions, he realised and understood the need to integrate creative and artificial elements in his