The Victorian Era was a period of morality, modesty and propriety. These qualities were reflected in the art, music and literature of this time. Many of these great artists, writers and musicians longed for change and began experimenting with new styles and techniques in their works. Their experiments led to a rejection of tradition and became the movement toward modernism. Georges Seurat, a post-impressionist, Henrik Ibsen, a writer and Igor Stravinsky, a musician all contributed their works to the movement toward the modern era.
Georges Seurat was a post-impressionist in the 19th century. He used tiny dots of paint in order to create his works. His piece, "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" is a perfect example of this technique. The public was quick to reject Seurat's unique concept of pointillism. The doll-like figures used in his paintings were considered to be unrealistic and different from the traditional paintings they were use to seeing. The public was not open to change and the abandoning of tradition was shocking. Today, many of the geometrically shaped figures seen in his works have been created using the same concept in computer animation films. With this being said, it is evident that Georges Seurat has played a major role in the development of the modern era and computer science.
Henrik Ibsen was the most famous play writer in his day. His play "A Doll's House" caused the most controversy and was banned from the stage. This play told a story about a woman who realizes the small part she had been playing in her husband's life. She states, "Ever since the fist day we met, we have never exchanged so much as one serious word about serious things," referring to the fact that her husband never speaks to her about important situations. In the end she walks out the door and leaves her husband in a confused state of mind. The thought of a woman leaving her husband and being on her ow…