the Modern World


HUM 100 Worksheet: Realism, Impressionism, and the Modern World

Part 1:

Realism Impressionism

1. Depiction of the ordinary

2. Real-life situations

3. Shift from the ideal to the real


1. The play of light in the present moment

2. Immediacy, spontaneity

3. Short, staccato brushstrokes in art

Artifact Characteristic It Represents (Explain Your Reasoning) Artifact Characteristic It Represents (Explain Your Reasoning)

Part 2:

Modern World
Person Artifact Created Medium Need to Express
20th Century:
21st Century:

In one to two sentences, answer the following questions: What differences do you notice between the artifacts from each era? In the context of what you have learned in this theme, where do you think those differences stemmed from?