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Choose three works of art that are from the same time period or style and that have a similar theme. The works of art should be from your textbook or approved by the instructor. (Examples of styles are: Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, German Expressionist, Cubist, Abstract Expressionist, Pop Art, and Post Modern).

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As you outline and draft your bullet points, please allow my ideas to help. I chose Cubism to model for you. As you look at the genre, you might look at how Cubism focuses on the exploration of form. In terms of style, you might add that Cubism used an interest in current events and scientific discoveries. The style also aimed to simplify or even flatten. You might even add that it used broken and often multiple perspectives.

As you look at other common features, you might also add that there is no rational light source. You can also suggest that there was a "breakdown delineation of one form or space and another" http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~fellows/hart206/cubism.htm) http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~fellows/hart). As you look at other stylistic elements, you might add how primitivism is common as well as muted colors.

As you compare and contrast three pieces, you might look at Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles." Because of its sexual content, please note that it was so provocative. Critics say that "Not only did this painting later become a turning point duly remarked upon in every ...

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The rise of modernism in the late 19th and early 20th century built upon the achievements of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and was associated with important changes in society and politics. In particular, the period before, between, and after the two world wars saw the emergence of new forms and styles that responded to the challenges of the era in a series of new "-isms": Cubism, Primitivism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, and others.

Choose one artwork from the various types of modernism. Identify the style of the piece and discuss why and how it fits into its particular "-ism." In what ways does the piece respond to the challenges of its day? How does the artist use the art to engage the issues that concern him or her? How is this art different from the 19th-century movements that preceded it?

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