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Existentialism
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Started by jean-Paul Sarte and Simone de Beauvoir The world has no essential meaning You must make your own meaning out of your own existence Authentic vs. inauthentic living Even though the world has no meaning, you can add meaning to your life; find your own meaning
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Albert Camus
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French author, philosopher, and journalist “The Myth of Sisyphus” Sisyphus is a man in Greek mythology who is condemned to push a boulder up a hill for eternity Analysis of contemporary nihilism
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Abstraction
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Abstraction – recognizable things Nonobjective abstraction – no subject matter Abstraction Nonobjective abstraction
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Modernism
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Outlook in Western culture that rejects traditional forms and conventions in favor of innovation
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The Great  Depression
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Some artists showed a hope for the future, of a better society. Others focused on grim subjects such as the end of the world.
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WWI
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Gas, machine guns, and trench warfare added to high death tolls Artists were in trenches alongside farmers and rural workers Artists composed works in the trenches; focused on their mortality
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The Harlem  Renaissance 
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1919-1925 Harlem, Manhattan became the capital of an African-American culture boon Represented a challenge to the dominating European styles of art and music
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Bauhaus
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Visionary school of architecture design in Germany Aesthetics merges with engineering
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De Stijl
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Dutch for “the style” Nonobjective, “pure” abstraction
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Le Corbusier
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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