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New Era - was inspired from the Twenties that witnessed the large scale use of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, and electricity, accelerated consumer demand and aspirations, and marked significant changes in lifestyle and culture. Popular culture in the 1920s was characterized by innovation in film, visual art and architecture, radio, music, dance, fashion, literature, and intellectual movements. During the 1920s, many had extra money to spend, and they spent it on consumer goods such as ready-to-wear clothes and home appliances like electric refrigerators. In particular, they bought radios.
Cars also gave young people the freedom to go where they pleased and do what they wanted. (Some pundits called them “bedrooms on wheels.”) What many young people wanted to do was dance: the Charleston, the cake walk, the black bottom, the flea hop. Jazz bands played at dance halls like the Savoy in New York City and the Aragon in Chicago; radio stations and phonograph records (100 million of which were sold in 1927 alone) carried their tunes to listeners across the nation.
Many were uncomfortable with this new, urban, sometimes racy “mass culture”; in fact, for many–even most–people, the 1920s brought more conflict than celebration. However, for a small handful of young people in the nation’s big cities, the 1920s were roaring indeed and advocates of old-fashioned family values–are perhaps the most important part of the story of the Roaring Twenties.
Assembly Methodology & Materials:
•Inspired by the culture of the Twenties and how the world transformed. Images that were conjured up by this captured the parallels of the depictive elements of the mind while exploring their meaning forming metaphorical unintended discoveries.
•Drafted and photographed onto lithographic aluminum plates creating each consecutive layer and alternative state.
•Editioned - 5 Colour Lithograph - Plate - Edition /10 + AP
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MEDIA - 5 Colour Lithograph - Plate Edition /10 +AP
DIMENSIONS - H7" x W5"