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The age of Modernism is from 1863- 1963 In modernism the artist rejected the traditional forms of expression and created a knew one this meant that they were no longer looking and using the long standing European ways though The new work produced in that era was modern This new way of thought included streamlined neat and forward looking design Another aspect of the modern way was that some artist made emotional and very expressive paintings where the brushstrokes were visible and had the same importance in the work as the subject or people would This was unheard of wrong in the traditional school of thought One final aspect of modernism was that at the moment the artist rejected the European influences they embraced non-western traditions and embraced like native-American African Asian and Islam Modernism became a multifaceted new form of expression influenced by the non-westernThere are many examples that show the essence of modernism Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe designed the Friedrichstrasse Office Building 1921 This is a good example of design that showcases the basics it is neat and clean The office building has no decorations or huge columns it only contains that office building needs in order to be a buildingConstantine Brancusis Bird in space cast1928 is another excellent example of reduced and pure spirit design We have to notice that the title for this piece is Bird in space and that the sculpture looks like its going to fly straight up like a bird It looks like at the spot where its thinnest near the base its going to break and fly off Finally it has a to an extent the narrow wide then narrow aerodynamic shape of a bird This observations are possible only because Brancusi created an amazing reduced representation of a bird in spacePicassos Les Demoiselles dAvignon is great modernism because it is influenced by non-western traditions and is also expressive and distorted the space is not traditional
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