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The Twentieth Century and Modernism

The Twentieth Century and Modernism

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will present an overview of some of the cultural and historical influences on the development of modernism.
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This lesson discusses the influence of technology and war on the development of modernist art movements in the twentieth century.

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Terms to Know


An idealized state of perfection.


A French military term meaning "advance guard". In the arts, it is a term that describes artists whose work is characterized as being revolutionary, experimental, or innovative.


A term used to describe a condition of materialism or a status of the middle working class.


A 20th-century art movement that parts from past artistic traitions and does not adhere to any one style.