The Movements of the 20th Century Culture Essay

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How many of us can recall the most important events that occurred in the 20th century? A century that was full of many innovations; most importantly, these events made a tremendous impact in our lives as of today. The 20th century contributed an abundance of improvements to our culture. In addition, the progressions of the advancement helped society lives to better, such as the industrialization, the remarkable inventions that made our lives easier. Nevertheless, the 20th century presented a copious amount of remarkable artists that introduced us to many arts that were modernism and postmodernism; such as Pablo Picasso his work of art were considered a modern art, and Marcel Duchamp involved in Dadaism; In addition, the Cultural revolution …show more content…
Most of Duchamp art work was based on cubism, Dadaism and surrealism. Cubism was invented by Pablo Picasso and George Braque but Duchamp portrayed vitality into his cubism. However, one of his favorite artistic works is the “Nude Descending a staircase” Duchamp presented it to the salon; therefore it was rejected because they felt that he was making fun of cubist art. Duchamp interpretation of the Nude Descending staircase is the swift nudes were “flight of imagination”. (www.understandingduchamp.com). Dadaism is a cultural movement; it was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in February of 1916 by a group name Cabaret Voltaire (Sayre 1355). In addition, the Dada artist goals were to “challenge nature of art”. (Lectured 5/25/10) an example of dada was “Marcel Duchamp took a reproduction of da Vinci's painting, and drew a moustache and goatee on her face.” Also, Marcel Duchamp created his “ready-made” art, name the Fountain, an upside urinal. The urinal was bought from a plumbing store in New York and he presented it to the salon has his art; he signed a fictitious name to prevent from revealing his identity. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5191892.
Furthermore, in the late 20th century culture it involved movement of decolonization’s, many countries gained independence from their European colonizer. On the contrary, the Americans endure many changes during the cultural revolutions. Some of these revolutions were