What does modern art mean?

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  1. modern art(Noun)

    Any of very many genres of art from the late 19th to the mid 20th centuries.

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  1. Modern art

    Modern art includes artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the style and philosophy of the art produced during that era. The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation. Modern artists experimented with new ways of seeing and with fresh ideas about the nature of materials and functions of art. A tendency away from the narrative, which was characteristic for the traditional arts, toward abstraction is characteristic of much modern art. More recent artistic production is often called Contemporary art or Postmodern art. Modern art begins with the heritage of painters like Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec all of whom were essential for the development of modern art. At the beginning of the 20th century Henri Matisse and several other young artists including the pre-cubist Georges Braque, André Derain, Raoul Dufy and Maurice de Vlaminck revolutionized the Paris art world with "wild", multi-colored, expressive landscapes and figure paintings that the critics called Fauvism. Henri Matisse's two versions of The Dance signified a key point in his career and in the development of modern painting. It reflected Matisse's incipient fascination with primitive art: the intense warm color of the figures against the cool blue-green background and the rhythmical succession of the dancing nudes convey the feelings of emotional liberation and hedonism.

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  1. modern art

    A type of art created in a specific time period and considered to be modern.

    Modern art is a subject studied in college and university.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of modern art in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of modern art in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of modern art in a Sentence

  1. Tom Stoppard:

    Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

  2. Harold Rosenberg:

    One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. They have put into practice the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.

  3. Edith Wharton:

    Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.

  4. Diego Rivera:

    When the mural was finished, it was the most important piece of modern art in the United States.

  5. Charles Baudelaire:

    To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.

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