The American Renaissance was the period from the 1870s until The First World War and was characterized by renewed national self-confidence and a feeling that the United States had come of age and was now an actor on the world stage. The cultural expression of this self confidence was found in Beaux Arts architecture and sculpture, in the "City Beautiful" movement, and in modernism and technology. Politically and economically, this era coincides with the Gilded Age, the Progressive Movement, and La Belle Epoque in Europe. Beaux Arts architecture asserts the grand manner and is styled with reference to classical motifs, and details such as cartouches and statues are frequently found on building facades. The 1920s brought Art Deco and Modernism to architecture, and the Beaux Arts style faded into history.