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The Radiator Building The Brooklyn Bridge and the Steam Turbine all represent the shift from country naturalism to urban naturalism during the 1920s in art The Radiator Building strongly depicted the shift of city life in its use of buildings but also a despair in the change The Brooklyn Bride represented a more optimistic change in the city life Steam Turbine on the other hand showed the realistic change that occurred in the 1920s and the growth of the new industrialist society American artist exhibited the heightened importance and popularity in city life and the shift from the countryside to the city as the center of American life in the 1920s The Radiator Building displays a tall building during the night The building has many bright lights on even though its clearly during the light time Already The Radiator Building is exhibiting many ideals of the 1920s The showcasing of a tall building represents the new shift in metropolis culture through the introduction of the skyscraper As cities bustle grew and architectural space lessened and prices for land increased a new architectural style for building upward arose The Radiator Building displays this new change especially through the fact that the artist depicts the radiator building nestled between two building on either side that are considerably shorter than it The fact that more lights in the building are off than on also portrays the American artist response to the changes of the 1920s The city took on a new excitement as the roaring twenties emerged Through the artist choice of night time and the use the lights in the different rooms of the building the artist emphasized the change in urban cities The blandness of the painting though void of detail and action can symbolizes the artist sense of the emptiness of modern life which literary writers such as TS Elliot sympathized with The Brooklyn Bridge showcased city life but in a less forefront way
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