About This Chapter
FTCE Humanities: 20th Century Arts & Philosophy - Chapter Summary
Each lesson in this chapter is meant to be engaging, so learning about epic theater or futurism can be fun. At the end of this chapter, you will be knowledgeable about:
- Dada, surrealism and expressionism
- Theater of cruelty
- Theater of the absurd
- Contemporary dance and dancers
- The Old Guitarist by Picasso
- Definition and examples of modern art
Tap into your artistic knowledge by using these video lessons, which are designed to help you quickly review material that you might see on the actual test. After every lesson, take a quiz to see if you have studied correctly and memorized the right key topics. Using our lessons and quizzes is fairly simple thanks to our dashboard, which lets you track your progress along the way.
1. Futurism, Dada, Surrealism & Expressionism
They say that entertainment often mirrors reality. This was only partially true in the early 20th century. Watch this video to see how playwrights all took different approaches to creating their own realities in these dramatic movements of the early 1900s.
2. Epic Theatre: Brecht
Communism? 'Mack the Knife'? Verfremdung? Wonder what these have in common or what they even mean? Find out how epic theatre united these with the hope of making social changes.
3. Theatre of Cruelty: Artaud
Most of us watch movies or television shows to relax or escape reality, not as a means of reform. In this video, learn how Antonin Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty tries to shock the audience into becoming better people.
4. Theatre of the Absurd
You've heard the word 'absurd,' but did you know it was a type of theatre? Watch this video to see how the absurdity of World War II helped promote the Theatre of the Absurd.
5. Contemporary Dance and Dancers in the United States
Contemporary dance in America is like nothing that came before it. Learn about the dancers and choreographers who shaped this art form in the 20th century and made it uniquely American.
6. The Old Guitarist by Picasso: Meaning & Analysis
In this lesson, we will examine the artistic life of Pablo Picasso. We will review the different stages of his art, particularly the Blue Period. From there, we will discuss and analyze his painting 'The Old Guitarist' and its meaning.
7. What is Modern Art? - Definition & Examples
In art history, there are a few moments when everything changes. In this lesson, we are going to explore the concept of modern art and see how it managed to redefine Western art.
8. Post Modernism Art: Definition, Theory & Characteristics
How can something come after modernity? What does that even mean? In this lesson, you'll learn about postmodern art, including the theory behind it and some of its approaches and characteristics.
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