The period after World War 1 marked the beginning of a recession induced by shifts from wartime into attainment of a peacetime economy. Farm income, production levels, and overall exports fell. There was a 12 percent increase in unemployment levels at around 1921. In particular, the farmers continued to face hardships across the decade. Other economy sectors, however, there was an economic recovery period starting from 1923 while Coolidge assumed Presidency. The period from 1923 to 1929 was perceived as a time of doing booming business. This way, there was a 40 percent increase in the overall Gross National Product (GNP) while the per capita income rose to 30 percent (Hogan, 2003). For aspects of little inflation, there was increased purchasing power while the standard of living went up. Within the time, a number of individuals questioned the Coolidge prosperity.
Within the World War, I, most women did not have a choice other than working towards supporting the families, and the men went off to fight in wars. From the end of this war, all men were brought home seeking their old jobs. However, the women had occupied most of them and helped in keeping the economy above water. Most women sought to continue working and staying within the U.S workforce. They remained in working positions even though had minimal pay, as well as benefits, (Hogan, 2003). The women’s progressivism and movement across World War I ensured that the women continued working and voting along with other Americans on the basis of the nineteenth amendment. On the other hand, the 1930’s was perceived to be a peace and relaxation time after the war and mayhem period. The triumph era was shaken due to the Great 1930’s Depression. The decade induced many changes taking place and made these decades completely different.
Progressivism was categorized as one of the leading World War I factors and within the 1930’s, evidence was absolute. The industries focused on making their respective products at increasing rates (Hogan, 2003). The products that were scarce prior World War I became usable to many Americans. Also, most of the new inventions came through ensuring life was more comfortable for the Americans.
Another aspect of the atmosphere in this period is the fact that symbols and signs not to mention the monumental implants were widely used. The expressions of the figures were to serve the purposes of revealing their inner feelings and emotions (Hogan, 2003). The effect of the shade and light was used on their clothing to show social variations. The depth of the landscape and the atmospheric perspective especially that on spaciousness was a new dimension of art played a great role in facilitating the expression.
This period is majorly divided into three parts namely the period of infancy, the period of adolescences and finally a period of maturity. People’s works in this period are conceptualized on the basis of the stereotype illusion of life, reconsideration of the relevance of mathematical perspectives and the detailed significance of the period (Hogan, 2003). As manifested in the technical involvement and expertise, art works of this specific period were extensively complex due to the intensive creative processes. Here, the application of reconstruction efforts was purely based on a combination of secular and sacred influences.
The use of oppositional concepts illustrates the differentiation elements of the overall art transformation in the 1930’s period (Hogan, 2003). The social elements that the period focused at the time were issues to do with performance, social stability, and equity among community members.
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