Modernism Essays

W. H. Auden – Summary

Each line of this poem represents Auden’s ideas of a great memorial for W B Yeats which is supported by the intentionally placed words, punctuations and innuendos. In the first few line of stanza stanza one Auden starts off by recreating what the present condition was like at the time of his death to create a gloomier atmosphere to get the readers attention. He does this in most of his poem, creating an atmosphere to get the readers attention such…

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Jackson Pollock

There are several artists who have influenced my work and my passion for the arts. One of my favorite is Jackson Pollock. Pollocks works inspire me to be creative even if my creativity is random. “Jackson Pollack was an American artist who had an important influence on modern painting as an important figure in the abstract expressionist movement.”(World Book) Jackson Pollock was born January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming into a family of four boys with Jackson being the youngest….

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The Analysis of Unknown Citizen

“The Unknown Citizen” seems to describe story about the Unknown Soldier, a term used to recognize people whose bodies are found after a battle but cannot be identified. This poem begins by the word “He was found by the Bureau of Statistics…” It is describing a person referred to as, simply, “He.” We take this to be “The Unknown Citizen,” which makes sense because his name isn’t known, the ordinary average citizen in the modern industrialized urban society who has…

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The Angel of Death and the Sculptor by Daniel Chester French

The work of art I chose was “The Angel of Death and The Sculptor” by Daniel Chester French. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website, he recreated this piece based on the authentic sculpture by Martin Milmore. Martin Milmore created the piece as a memorial in honor of his brother’s death. The original artwork was made of bronze, but French recreated the piece out of marble. The original work of art is located in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain,…

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Personal Response William Butler Yeats

“William Butler Yeats deals with an interesting variety of subjects and his poetry is full of powerful images and impressive descriptions. Discuss.” Submitted by Hollie McLaughlin. I very much enjoy reading the poetry of William Butler Yeats. What I like about the poetry is the multi-faceted man who emerges. In Inisfree he is the searching, restless 25 year old, looking to nature as a kind of redemptive force. In ‘September 1913′ he is the ardent political critic of the soul-destroying…

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Gatsby and Modernism

The advent of modernism entails a series of reformation in culture, arts, music, literature and applied arts. It is during this trend that the thought encouraged the ability of human beings to improve and reshape their environment. The story Great Gatsby was written in 1925, in an era where America was amidst massive cultural revolution. This way, the author was able to extract the current American trend, towards his writing, thus possessing the main tenets of modernism that was a…

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The Art in Great Britain

The definition of art is controversial in contemporary philosophy. The very idea of art has also been a matter of controversy. The philosophical usefulness of a definition of art has also been debated on. Contemporary definitions are of two main sorts. One distinctively modern, conventionalist, sort of definition focuses on art’s institutional features, emphasizing the way in which art changes over time, modern works that appear to break radically with all traditional art, and the relational properties of artworks that…

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Modernism in the Great Gatesby

1. The Roots of Modernism the word ‘modern’ is used to refer to contemporan object or subject matters.In the history of art, however, the term ‘modern’ is used to refer to a period dating from roughly the 1860s through the 1970s and describes the style and ideology of art produced during that era.The term ‘modernism’ is also used to refer to the art of the modern period. More specifically, ‘modernism’ can be thought of as referring to the philosophy of…

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What Is Modernism_

Historically Modernism describes that period between 1900 and 1950 when Artists, Architects, Designers and Writers radically re-assessed the direction of their disciplines. Spurred on by radical thinkers like Marx, Sartre, Freud, and Jung; inspired by the possibilities of new economic processes and materials, Art, Architecture and Design set out to redefine the world in which we live. These arts flourished and proliferated as in no period since the Renaissance. In their own terms I believe the Modernists would have described…

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Traditionalism and Modernism in Poetic Form_ Sonnet and Villanelle

Sonnets and Pantoums are two of the most widely recognized poetic forms. Each is known for rich histories, as well as for modern variations which have allowed the more traditional forms to take on more contemporary subject matter. Sonnets are no longer thought of as being the devotional poems of Shakespeare’s day, while pantoums have managed to progress from poems characteristic of the Romantics to poems used to create a more melodic feel in modern verse. It is the variations…

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Society Has Now Entered a New, Postmodern Age

In this essay I plan on explaining the reason for why we do and why we don’t need new sociological theories in postmodern society. Postmodern society is rich in choice, freedom and diversity, this has caused society to fragment and this has led to secularisation. Postmodernity has caused things such as globalisation. Globalisation refers to the growing interconnectedness of societies. As we are now living in a postmodern society many sociologists believe that we need new theories as traditional theories…

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Modernism in the 19th Century

Modernism was a response to the political, economic and the social chaos of the mid-19th century. Modernists believed in the practical usage of knowledge to solve society’s problems. For them, disciplines should not be sources of abstract concepts. Modernism in the 19th Century Europe in the mid-19th century was characterized with toppled thrones, repressive regimes, civil wars, executions and exiles. Ordinary citizens found themselves trapped in one despotic government after another. The promising careers of many artists were ruined, as…

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Multi Perspective Approach

Multi perspective approaches to understanding organizations is vital and enhances understanding operations as well as avenue to apply acquired knowledge to improve organization’s performance. The adoption of this discipline can be traced to historical management where practitioners embraced Scientific Administration as a way of running societies. For instance, Henri Fayol (1949) and Winslow Taylor (1911) were highly honored as the pioneers of multi perspective approaches to management as their systems emphasized effectiveness, efficiency and a mechanical nature in relation to…

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Responses to Modernism

a) How does Levin characterize the art of the Modern era? List the various terms and phrases she uses to describe the Modern period. Levin characterizes the art of the Modern era with terms such as: style, form, scientific, experimental, method, logic, technological, purity, clarity, order, idealistic, optimistic, ideological, reductive, austere, puritanical, elitist, dogmatic, brutal, competitive, individualistic, materialistic, formal, abstract, repetitive, flattening, ordering, and literal. Levin characterizes the art of the Modern era with phrases such as: “style-the invention of…

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Analysis of the Effects of Modernism and Post Modernism on Management Practice

The concepts “modem” and “post-modern” have become common currency in intellectual debates regarding organizational theory. Within such debates, the postmodern is perceived as an epoch, a perspective, or an entirely new paradigm of thought (Callas 1999, p. 649). Such a conception of the aforementioned term stems from its rootedness in the conception of the modern. Chia (1995) notes that what distinguishes the postmodern from the modem is “a style of thinking which eschews the uncritical use of common organizational terms…

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