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Art Movements | Early 20th Century Art | A Modern Outlook

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

The twentieth century saw many radical changes in people’s lives: an increased pace of technological and industrial change; the rapid spread of large urban centres; the development of new means of transportation and communication; innovative scientific discoveries such as the X-ray and the theory of relativity; the growth of consumerism on a large scale; and the chilling reality of mass warfare. Against this background of social, political and technological developments, Western art also underwent a series of radical shifts.

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Topics: art deco, art nouveau, art movements, futurism, bauhaus

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