For me, the art is clean. The Modern movement sought to lift art to a state of purity.

The concept of ‘modernity’ typically implies an opposition to something, and particularly to an historical epoch that has been superseded

In the arts and other areas of culture, modernism may be taken to refer to the devlopment of more self-reflective art forms towards the end of the nineteenth century.

…the conventional narrative of the realist novel is questioned…

Edgar, Andrew and Peter Sedgwich. Key Concept in Cultural Theory (Routledge).


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