MODERN ART – THE ART MOVEMENT AFTER THE INVENTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGH THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
A couple of things happened that we need to take into account.
1 – Photography destroyed the artists capacity to earn just like photoshop destroyed the art supply business (which I was a significant player in) and drove everyone to digital.
2 – There was a HUGE increase in demand for decorative arts as the size of the middle class expanded.
3 – The urban apartment and war era panel products and mass manufacturing produced an environment unsuitable for curvalinear arts
4 – Immigration created the problem of producing decoration for new groups who neither wanted to reflect their (peasant) ancestry but wanted to signal their new influences.
5 – The marxists exploited this like they did all other immoral market opportunities.