Characteristics of Modernist Art (genre and style)
Modernist art is often coupled with the increasing doubt in religion and God. This disillusionment and disjointedness from society is in part due to WWI and its horrors. Many people began to doubt that a loving God would let horrors like WWI occur. Artists of the modernist period have a detached and remote point of view, and feelings of not belonging in society as the towns and city grew increasingly bigger and easier to get lost in. Alienation is a predominant mood in modernist works of art, and irony is often also a large part of Modernist works. Experimentation and Individualism became the main themes.