Artistic avant-gardes in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century
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- Attitudes of the characters and mafia
- Sequence analysis
The beginning of the twentieth century opened the "Belle Epoque" across Europe. This expression only appeared after the First World War to describe the period running from 1900 to 1914 which was a quiet and prosperous place for all European countries. The name is full of nostalgia and is particularly refers to the recklessness of that time. La Belle Epoque is a period of economic prosperity, political stability, and also of cultural effervescence. Many elite artistic movements across Europe reinvented the art and give it a new meaning. These elite, are far from the masses and popular culture, and tested and challenged the art. By its military designation of "avant-garde", these movements were primarily meant for the art of combat and the search for a new artistic frontier. How is the avant-garde art representative of the Belle Epoque? How are the emerging art movements in opposition to their predecessors?