Development of Modern Art and Modernism can be traced back to the industrial revolution, a period that lasted from 18th to 19th century which gathered pace around 1850.Modern Art is characterized by deliberate rejection of conventional styles and values and seeking new approaches to Art making.
Prior to the 19th century, artists were most often comissioned to make artworks by wealthy patrons, or by the church. Most of such artworks were based on religion or mythology to tell stories and instruct viewers.. Breaking away from traditions, during the 19th century, many artists started to make art about people, places, or ideas that interested them, and of which they had direct experience that’s when modern art took brith.
Practitioners of modern art developed their own new visual languages that were both original and representative of the times. There was emphasis on innovation and experimentation in forms, materials and techniques to reflect the modern times. Most of the very well known painters like Picasso , Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Edward Munch, Dali, Andy Warrhol belong to these times
In today’s context Modern Art and contemporary Art are often used interchangeably for its characteristics and approach however Art history timelines suggest contemporary Art style as a successor to Post modernism.
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