Category Archives: English III

Langston Hughes and The Harlem Renaissance

Renowned individuals often follow their first dreams from their childhood, demonstrating proficiency in a particular field of interest – not Langston Hughes. Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 and passed away on May 22, 1967, and aspired to be … Continue reading

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Women Can Work, Too

“It’s a Tradition With Us, Mister!” by J. Howard Miller In a time when propaganda was a big deal and society said that women must not work, J. Howard Miller came up with a poster that would change all beliefs … Continue reading

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The Difference of Women

Josephine Knitting by Edmund Tarbell, the painting is of a woman by herself in a house knitting. Through this painting, the artist is echoing features of modernism. For example, he is portraying a sense of loneliness and alienation. Woman in the … Continue reading

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Abstract Modernism

    Modernism played a large role in early 20thcentury art.  One artist who used realism in their work was Morgan Russell.  In one of Morgan Russell’s work “Grandfather and influences”, Russell uses elements of modernism to portray art.  One … Continue reading

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Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock is a very interesting artist considering his artwork is extremely complex and abstract. He quoted “I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on as long as something … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of the Blind

In John Singer Sargent’s painting “Gassed,” there are multiple aspects of modernism being portrayed. After this terrible gas attack, men were left blind, and are seen walking to treatment tents. The bandages covering their eyes clearly depicts the sense of … Continue reading

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A Blossoming Fragmentation of Reality

  Salvador Dali’s Rose Meditative is a profound modern painting that illuminates numerous elements of modernism. Lacking an entire stem, a large rose dominates the landscape as an isolated, mysterious object. This provocative, modern aspect of the painting catches the … Continue reading

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1929, Oil On Canvas

WHY MODERN? The following art called “Chop Suey” by Edward Hopper depicts two crucial elements of Modernism: presenting the thoughts of a character in a nonlinear fashion and portraying a sense of loneliness and alienation. There are well-dressed women who … Continue reading

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A Modern Game of Chess

  Portrait of Chess Players by Marcel Duchamp beautifully presents mysterious features to puzzle the reader and portrays the two figures in a nonlinear fashion. Duchamp was an avid chess player and often incorporated the strategic game into his art. … Continue reading

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A Colorful Town of Modernism

Oscar Florianus Bluemner, “Form and Light” The painting by Bluemner shows a picture of a small town in New Jersey. But he uses simple and abstract to show the outline of the town. He also mixes up the color of … Continue reading

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