AP European History 2.4 Period 3: 1815-1914

AP European History Period 3: 1815-1914 Drill 2, Problem 4. Paintings like the one depicted above were a direct reflection of what?

APAP European History
AP European HistoryPeriod 3: 1815-1914
Historical Arguments and EvidenceAppropriate Use of Relevant Historical Evidence
Historical Interpretation and SynthesisSynthesis
LanguageEnglish Language
Test PrepAP European History

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mean muggin on the right there she doesn't actually hate us which is a

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really good thing because no one wants to mess with five naked ladies with

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elbows that pointy nope we can all rest easy because she's actually just wearing

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an African mask but what does it all mean well we can tell you that it had [Woman wearing an African mask in the painting]

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little to do with the European balance of power which simply stated that no

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single European power could gain control over the majority of the continent and [Men arguing over control of the European continent]

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it also had nothing to do with communism because even though Picasso was a member

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of the French Communist Party it rarely seemed to influence his work that's [Picasso stood beside a Communist party flag]

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right Grandpa you have a replica painting of a communist hanging in your

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living room breathe in breathe out relax, it's gonna be okay nationalism the [Grandpa running around his living room]

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belief that a certain geographical region is more important than another [Woman jumping with a US flag]

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wasn't a particularly important topic to modernist painters and nothing about the

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inclusion of the African mask suggests that Picasso is looking down on Africa [Picasso saying he likes masks]

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Nope, all we're seeing here is a case of the new imperialism at the time through

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imperialism Europeans were exposed to foreign cultures especially the African ones

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allowing for multi cultural influences and flavors to appear in European [Man greets an Imperialism European with masks]

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modernist art work and while the multi cultural influences definitely explain

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the masks, we've still not been given a reasonable explanation for why the two

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women in the middle are you know smelling their own armpits.. yeah maybe it

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was just a really hot day or an ad for rightguard [Picasso painting and Rightguard deodorant appears]