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Subject: Arts: Art & Artists

Art: Transatlantic Modernism Series

Art historian and author Wanda Corn (The Color of Mood; The Art of Andrew Wyeth; Grant Wood) examines the cultural dynamics that linked art circles in Paris and New York in the opening decades of the 20th century, focusing on painting, sculpture, art films, literature and the decorative arts. Produced Click for more

1. Transatlantic Modernism: An Introduction 1

01. Transatlantic Modernism: An Introduction 1

Paris and New York in the Early 20th Century. During the early 1900s, the lifestyles of Americans and Europeans changed dramatically in response to a host of revolutionary inventions and initiatives. Writers, musicians, and artists were not immune from this influence, as evidenced by the exciting innovations of style, technique, and subject matter that emerged under the "Modernist" label. In fact, authors and artists may have been instrumental in shaping public opinion and in facilitating the transformation of American and European culture into the modern age. In this program, Professor Wanda Corn provides a theoretical framework for exploring the new art forms of the modernist, avant-garde period. Professor Corn believes that specific pieces of art are less examples of individual genius, than manifestations of the culture of the time. Through cartoons, photographs, and paintings of the period, Professor Corn compels the viewer to consider the uniqueness of this period, which was characterized by unprecedented slogan commercialism, a conscious rejection of Victorian values of the 19th century, and the emergence of a new liberated national identity. Professor Corn asks viewers to examine the art and artists of New York and Paris during the period from 1910 to 1930 in this modern context of rapid technological advancement, cultural ebullience, "transatlantic exchange," and gilded individual and national outlook. 98/09DE SCA 60 min.
Also See: Transatlantic Modernism: An Introduction 2





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