Through every period in history, art has evolved. There are various factors that influence this – what is going on in the world at any given moment, the culture, and social implications can all play a role in this evolution. What is now considered the Modern Art period was relatively unknown in America on a public level until the Armory Show of 1913 when Europe’s greatest living artists displayed their work overseas for the first time collectively. Immediately, American artists were taken aback by how advanced this artwork was, while the majority of the estimated 75,000 people in attendance were shocked and even appalled by what they were witnessing.
The Armory Show is a good example of how art is created, shared, and experienced on a global scale.
Armory Show – Collin, R.H., & Peterson, N. (2015). Armory Show. Salem Press Encyclopedia.