Mid-Modern Objectives

Yes, indeed, the times were a’changing!!

Explore the forces that influence the times and the arts –  

  • World War 2
  • The aftermath of World War 2
    • The Soviet Union
    • The divisions of Europe
    • The consequences in Japan
    • The creation of Israel
    • A philosophical viewpoint – Existentialism
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Cold War
  • Civil Rights
  • Women’s Movement.


You will have a choice in the next unit to come back to this unit and analyze one of these forces as applied to the arts as well as your own aesthetic reactions.