The political uprising of the 1900s gave the artists of the time room to experiment. For the first time, artists felt that they could break the rigid rules established by the academies without any negative consequences. The wild exploration by artists from England, such as J.M.W. Turner inspired other artists to come up with their own styles, some of which have spread across Europe giving rise to such genres as futurism. The World Wars allowed the artists of the time to start questioning the values on which the society they were living in was founded, ultimately giving them the desire to break rules that appeared to limit them.
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