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MODERN ART || What is Modern Art? || Who is Modern Artist? || Art & Craft TALKS

MODERN ART || What is Modern Art? || Who is Modern Artist? || Art & Craft TALKS

The Artworks that are produced between the time interval of the 1860s century to 1970s are referred to as Modern Art. These widely affected the cultural and social behavior of many countries, undergoing the Industrial Revolution. All the artworks produced during this era of revolutionized the whole culture of the world.

A Brief History of Modern Art

In the West, during the 19th century, Artists were ordered to make artworks for wealthy patrons or institutions like the church in exchange for handsome commissions. Therefore, much of this art contains religious or mythological visuals that depict stories.

But during the mid of the century, the artist was not motivated towards money rather their own passion. Many of them started to make art based on their own personal experiences and on topics, that they wished to make.

The publication of psychologist Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) and the popularization of the idea of a subconscious mind brought a major change in the attitude of the artist. They began exploring dreamssymbolism, and personal iconography as avenues for the depiction of their subjective experiences.


As a Symbol of Status

Throughout history Kings of various states, leaders of nations have projected power through their Artwork. In ancient history, we find many such illustrations.

Even today people love to keep modern artworks as signs of beauty, prestige and dignity. Nowadays, it is seen more as a symbol of status.


Who is a Modern Artist?

To become a modern artist one has to leave the traditional way of art. Rather they have to incline from the old principle/philosophy of art towards bringing uniqueness. Let’s try to understand from the example below:

Suppose, if you want that your artworks should look unique and more attractive, and different from others. Then, Modern Art is the thing for you and the painters, associated with these types of Artworks are called Modern Artists.

Who is a Modern Artist?

 Some Notable names in the field of Modern Art are:

1)     Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch painter who became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. He created more than 2000 artworks and over 800 oil paintings in 10 years. His artworks and paintings include landscapesstill lifesportraits and self-portraits, and are characterized by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork. His work in the field of arts is widely popular and respected and had contributed to the foundation of modern art.

2)     Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was a French artist. Unappreciated until after his death, he is recognized for his experimental use of color and bringing of Synthesist style in the artwork that was distinct from traditional Impressionism.

The paintings from the end of his life depict people or landscapes from the region of French Polynesia.

His work influenced many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Also, he is well known for his relationship with the contemporary artists of his time like Vincent Van Gogh and Theo Van Gogh


3)      Georges Pierre Seurat was a French post-Impressionist artist. He is best known for his devising painting techniques known as Divisionism as well as Pointillism.

While less famous than his paintings, his conté crayon drawings have also garnered a great deal of critical appreciation.


So, we can see that throughout history (and even today), how modern artworks are used to influence the status of some individuals or organizations in society. With the changing time, the traditional artworks are a talk of the past and new ways of artworks are continuously changing our society. Due to globalization, the world is moving towards a more multi-cultural society and artworks are acting as a catalyst to the change.  


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