Discuss at least three ways in which Henry David Thoreau proved himself a nonconformist. Also, discuss one of Thoreau’s works and how it reflects his nonconformist attitude.
Based on our study and discussions of the modernist period, choose any of the popular movements at the time (such as expressionism, Cubism, Postimpressionism, and Fauvism), and discuss how the movement was influenced by external factors, such as politics, economy, and social issues. Be sure to fully explain the general aesthetic of the movement and relate this explanation to the factors that influenced it.
Given the modernist paintings we have studied (including Cubism, Fauvism, and expressionism), evaluate what distinguishes the modernist period from periods that came before. Use at least two examples of art we have studied in this course as the basis of your analysis.