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A Brief History Of The Early Modern Era

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In history, the Modern Era is a time that is identify because profound changes marked the development of many cities. In the early modern era, cities grew through general economic grow throughout all Europe. The agriculture production increased as well as the production of rural commodities, which were used for trading. A new phenomenon called global trading was starting to emerge. The different European manufactures were exported to different destinations, and since “Urban economy relies in trade and manufacture the grow of these two activities favored urban growth.” Cities throughout all Europe were evolving, expanding and changing. “In Europe, the surge of industry during the mid- and late 19th century was accompanied by rapid population growth, unfettered business enterprise, great speculative profits, and public failures in managing the unwanted physical consequences of development.” However, as the industrialization was fostered, the congestion and the disorder were growing in the same way in the different European cities. Therefore, during this progressive era, efforts to improve the urban environment emerged from the recognition of the need of urban planning. The vision of a modern Paris saw these conflicts as opportunities to push urban development in new directions.

The urban planning in Paris was going lo allow the design and the regularization of the uses of space that focused in the physical form, economic functions, and social impacts of the urban environment and the location of different activities. As Paris was expanding, the population was growing, and the urban planning was evolving, the city started changing, not only in the sense of infrastructure but also as society. As time passed, changes became visible to the eye creating a new perspective and a new vision of the city of Paris, were the luxuries, the wealth and the high economical class we exhibited. These changes were symbolic expressions, as well as, imaginative experiences for the visitors and resident who alluded the developments of the city.

Society, as well as, the community in Paris also began to undergo changes. Theses changes began to being caught and seen throughout the artworks of the different artist of the time. Modernist and postmodernist artist for the fist time started to be interest and attracted to capture and reflect moments or events of daily life rather than making paintings and portraits of the nobility. Modernist art became seen as a radical change with past artistic costumes and the search for new forms of expression. “Modern artists experimented with new ways of seeing and with fresh ideas about the nature of materials and functions of art. The Modernist impulse is f by industrialization and urbanization and by the search for an authentic response to a much-changed world.” One of the modern artists who paints modern life, and the pivotal figure in the transition from realism to impressionism is Pierre-August Renoir. Renoir painting,...

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