November 22, 2023 in 

Modernism is an artistic movement that emerged around 1890 and continued through the mid-twentieth century. It was a response to industrialization and how social and economic conditions were altering. Modernism aimed to change the relationship between art and society, to dissociate itself from conventional forms that were centuries old.

Artistically speaking, modernism stood out for being marked by a rejection of conventional values and customs and the emphasis on personal experience and expression. The artists strived that in creating art, they could bring out something more subjective and personal. The artists tried out all sorts of new forms and approaches, always probing but also testing, at times, the limits of what we might call “good” or “acceptable.”

Literary modernism also signaled rebellion against convention and convention itself. “Authors wanted to write themselves more openly, experiment with different types of literature, techniques, etc.” They were frequently rebels against the status quo or transgressors of what was considered normal.

Modernism revolutionized art, literature, social structures, philosophy, and our world understanding.

Modernism had and still has significance because it marked the dawn of society’s departure from conventional modes of thought and life. These shifts in perspective spawned numerous brand-new inventive thoughts in works of art, music, fiction, political theory, and ideology. The Industrial Revolution introduced new challenges to the world but also initiated a backlash known as the Modernist movement. Modernists wanted to construct a conception of modernity and a lifestyle that fit better with the era’s evolution. The progressive era was a period of major advancement and remains important today.

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