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The Global Village Hum 300 20th Century Arts And Artist

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The 20th century is replete with personages who helped set the standards or defined the course of national or international history. In the artistic world, many great individuals contributed to making the period interesting, revolutionary and creative.Literature: William Butler YeatsIn the literary world, among the 20th century giants is William Butler Yeats. An Irish-born dramatist, poet and prose writer, Yeats is regarded as one of the towering giants of English-language writing for the century. Yeats, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923, was one of those responsible for the famed Irish Literary Renaissance movement (Hallstrom). One of Yeats' greatest works is The Land of ...view middle of the document...

He stressed the expressive power of the gestures, tools and materials of the artist. Pollock's oil on canvas Greyed Rainbow perhaps best represents his movement because its intertwining, expanding and retracting splashes of white and black coil reflect the artist's unique experimentation and assertion of his own style using tubes and cans of color and swift wrist movements to weave art out of paint drippings (Jackson 2004 and Wan 1999).Music: Elvis PresleyMusic-wise, Elvis Presley is among the most important and defining personas of the 20th century He is one of the best-selling entertainers in popular music history-in terms of recording and movie sales, TV ratings and concert ticket sales. Presley, became the icon of rockability, an intense, revolutionary, rhythm-driven style that symbolized personal liberation and freedom from inhibition (Presley 2007). The Hound Dog, perhaps his most famous song, symbolizes the rockability Presley ushered in and stood for. Presley's version of Hound Dog came with his freely expressive "grunt and groin" gyrations and topped the chart for 11 straight weeks to symbolize how America adored the man despite moral criticisms of his style.Dance: Anna PavlovaIn the world of dance, Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova is one of the most influential and most famous ballet dancer not only of the 20th century but rather, of all time. Pavlova toured with the Ballets Ruses during the first decade of the 1900s but later set up her own company in London after the Russian Revolution. She promoted, and persisted in,...

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