The 1900s Through 2000

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The 1900s through 2000 were the beginning of numerous art forms, technological breakthroughs, and innovative design. This century’s significance was sparked by its inspiration from the past, allowing it to be filled with futuristic concepts. Additionally, both the new and old styles that occupied this time period were inspired by positive, as well as negative, concepts and events. Some of the earliest ideas of the twentieth century were expressed through businesses and new systems, like construction and advertisements. For example, notable architects James Renwick, Henry Hobson Richardson, Richard Morris Hunt, and Daniel Burnham were all well known for their work in building and skyscraper design. Specific examples include the Flatiron Building,…show more content…
The colors, sounds, and other attention grabbing elements of video games marked the beginning of a new era in entertainment. This era was the Golden Age of Arcade Games. It was packed with many simple, but addictive games, such as Pong. Pong was the first truly successful home game, being released in 1975. It thrived for a relatively short time, however. With the invention of the computer in 1976, games were transitioning from arcade-style games, to computer games quickly. More and more people developed a habit of sitting and staring at their computers. Almost as quickly as they went from arcade games to computer games, though, the first successful handheld console, the Nintendo Gameboy was released in 1989. The new product had an original design, and it had the potential for advanced graphics, something that would heavily impact entertainment, especially digital…show more content…
Few of these, like Modernism, were either negative, or they were inspired by negative events or concepts. In the case of Modernism, it was inspired by the aftermath of World War I and the Russian Revolution. Furthermore, Dadaism believed all conventions were extremely unreasonable. In contrast, Futurism celebrated some conventions, such as technology in relation to the machine age, as well as speed travel. Different forms of art, Neoplasticism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism, also differed in their own way. Neoplasticism was strictly horizontal and vertical lines, and could only use black, white, and the primary colors. Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, on the other hand, were based on either their feelings, or what they may have unconsciously been dreaming. Then there is the slightly less different styles of Impressionism, Fauvism, and Neo Impressionism. All three were not strict on color. In fact, Fauvism is known for its usage of bright, unusual color combinations. The main difference between these three are the ways of applying the paint. Impressionism slashes, Fauvism uses strong lines, and Neo Impressionism uses small dots. Even more similar are Optical Illusions and Cubism. Both art styles utilized geometric shapes in order to create visual phenomena or to show all sides of an object simultaneously, respectively. These various art forms had interesting and unique

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