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The Beginning Of The Twentieth Century

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The beginning of the twentieth century marked a significant event not just in the changes of ideology, technology, but also the way artists approach art. Communism and Fascism were on the rise and technological advances held strong since the industrial revolution. However, “The need for a wholesale new approach to art in the nineteenth century arose as the traditional forms of art were borne down on by new conditions and experiences.” (21) became apparent. To satisfy this need artists took many different approaches, but three most significant they approaches this issue involve: the rejection of traditional art, protesting status quo, and the "non-western" approach. Although each approach is rapidly different from the other, they share the same bond of testing the boundary of art and at times ignoring it completely. This resulted in artwork becoming more powerful, meaningful, and influential. At the turn of the nineteenth century artist decided to approach art in a new way, meaning they started to reject traditional art. Artists craved new art to better represent the new conditions and experiences that were felt. This was described by ``The need for a wholesale new approach to art in the nineteenth century arose as the traditional forms of art were borne down on by new conditions and experiences.” (21). In particular the experience of technology like the world has never seen before, where traditional art didn’t seem to be able to produce content that satisfy these new
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