20th Century Arts and Artist Paper

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20th Century Arts and Artist Paper
The subject of this course is an exploration of the ideas and values from the Scientific Revolution to the Second World War, examining the various revolutions in the world (scientific, political, economic, social, spiritual and artistic) and their impact on philosophy, theology, literature and the arts. This course so far has allowed me to see the influence of the Western thinking, forms of thinking and ideas on non-Western cultures and vice versa. As an accomplishment of this assignment I want to review and contrast five artists of the early 20th Century who were influenced by the changing world and their lasting impact on the arts, even to this day.
In our reading Georges Méliès was one of the most
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At a time when most filmmakers were content with single-shot films, Méliès was stringing shots together to make mini-epics like "Cinderella" (1899), which used seven minutes and 20 separate scenes to tell the popular fairy tale.
Méliès best known film, "A Trip to the Moon" (1902) was one of the longest and most elaborate of his trick film epics, the film as hugely successful but not as profitable as it should have been. "Trip to the Moon" was perhaps the most heavily pirated film of its era, and while crowds around the world marveled at its tale of space travel, relatively little of this success translated into financial gain for its creator.
Ultimately, Georges Méliès was not a filmmaker. He was a film magician. As a filmmaker, Méliès may have stopped producing important films by 1903. But as a magician, he continued to create dazzling presentations of cinematic marvel.
The inventiveness, humor, and visual power of Georges Méliès' film-created tricks, when projected in a Theater or performance hall like those where Méliès was first exposed to the cinema.
American composer, conductor and author, is how Aaron Copland is remembered and he helped define a twentieth century American sound. His early music mixes very modern musical ideas with hints of jazz influence. Pieces such as
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