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The architecture, the dance, the painting may still feel remote to the average civilian. However, modernism-style furniture is a clear indicator of how this culture can exist in our everyday lives. This chair, like the building, follows the style of simplicity, with solid bright colors and geometric structure. This chair is much less detailed than the elaborately carved 18th-century chairs, perhaps promoting a more wholistic and simple view of life and one's environment.

The architecture, the dance, the painting may still feel remote to the average civilian. However, modernism-style furniture is a clear indicator of how this culture can exist in our everyday lives. This chair, like the building, follows the style of simplicity, with solid bright colors and geometric structure. This chair is much less detailed than the elaborately carved 18th-century chairs, perhaps promoting a more wholistic and simple view of life and one's environment.

A few snippets of modernism:

A huge chunk of modern art is Pop Art, the use of bright colors and solid shapes in everyday life. Like many others, this piece is an eclectic collection of patterns and shades and have greatly contrasting elements. The picture overall isn't complicated, but is a breaking-down of everyday things into a shape-oriented perspective.

A huge chunk of modern art is Pop Art, the use of bright colors and solid shapes in everyday life. Like many others, this piece is an eclectic collection of patterns and shades and have greatly contrasting elements. The picture overall isn't complicated, but is a breaking-down of everyday things into a shape-oriented perspective.

 

Modern architecture also incorporates the use of simple shapes in real life. This building is designed to look like a sphere, and its silver metal color accentuates the simplicity of modern style.

Modern architecture also incorporates the use of simple shapes in real life. This building is designed to look like a sphere, and its silver metal color accentuates the simplicity of modern style.

 

Modern dance emphasizes free expression. As indicated in this scene, the dancers all have individual poses that create an overall feeling instead of following a rigid choreography. Another interesting trait is that modern dancers tend to dance barefoot, and do not wear uniform costumes. All these efforts symbolize the breaking away from the structured rules of dance into a more relaxed, free style.

Modern dance emphasizes free expression. As indicated in this scene, the dancers all have individual poses that create an overall feeling instead of following a rigid choreography. Another interesting trait is that modern dancers tend to dance barefoot, and do not wear uniform costumes. All these efforts symbolize the breaking away from the structured rules of dance into a more relaxed, free style.

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