What is modern art | What is “modernism?

What is modern art?

In modern art, the term  “modern” does not necessarily mean contemporary. Rather, modern art is associated with the philosophical movement of modernism. 

What is “modernism”?

What is modern art | What is "modernism?
Modernism Painting

In the western world, this movement arose during the Industrial Revolution (late 19th and early 20th century). Given the rapid growth of cities, a new socioeconomic and political climate was emerging. In this landscape, modernism considered the traditional forms of the following to have become “outdated”: art, architecture, literature, religious faith, philosophy, and social organization.

Modernism rejected the certainty of Enlightenment thinking, and many modernists rejected religious belief. One important characteristic of this movement is “self-consciousness” and the rejection of the ideology of “realism”. In much modernism-inspired art and literature, the themes of reprise, incorporation, rewriting, parody, revision, and recapitulation are common.

What is “modern art” (1860s-1970s)?

 in the 19th century, artists were most often not allowed to make artwork for poor people they can only make paintings for wealthy patrons, or the church &  Much of this art has religious or mythological scenes that told stories and were intended to instruct the viewer. 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. With the publication of psychologist Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) and the popularization of the idea of a subconscious mind, many artists began exploring dreams, symbolism, and personal Thoughts for the depiction of their subjective experiences.

What is modern art | What is "modernism?

Artists were trying to Challenge the notion that art must depict the reality. Many of the artists experimented in an expressive method & they used color & non-traditional material in the same way, and new techniques and mediums. Photography was One of them, It was invented in the 1830s it introduced a new method for depicting and reinterpreting the world. The Museum of Modern Art collects artwork made after 1880 when the atmosphere was ripe for avant-garde artists to take their work in new, unexpected, and “modern” directions.

Some artists associated with the “modern art” movement:

Paul Cézanne, Robert Delaunay, Vincent van Gogh, Hector Guimard, Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Visually, the works of these artists are very different. In order to see the connections, you have to consider the modernist philosophies underpinning each piece of art. 

What is modern art | What is "modernism?
Modern Art (Self Portrait )

There are various sub-movements associated with the “modern art” umbrella, including cubism, Dadaism, Fauvism, Der Blaue Reiter, expressionism, surrealism, and pop art. The Wikipedia guide (Modern art: art movements & artist groups) is a good place to find the names of some movements if you’re interested in further research (although I’d suggest a more reliable source for doing additional reading).

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Indian Artist

1.G.R. Santosh  2. Jai Zharotia 3. Ramkinkar Vaij 4. Dhan Raj Bhagat 5. Somnath Hore 6. Raja Ravi Varma 7. Ratnabali Kant 8. Satish Gujral  9. Anjolie Ela Menon 10. Jagdish Swaminathan   11. Bishamber Khanna  12. Shanti Dave  13. Om Prakash  14. A Ramachandran 15. Arpita Singh 16. Gulam Mohammad Sheikh  17. Biren De  18. Manjit Bawa 19. Gogi Saroj Pal  20. Arpana Caur 21. Vivan Sundaram  22.Amar Nath Sehgal 23. Jatin Das  24.Meera Mukherjee 25. P. V. Janakiram 26. Ved Nayar 27. Mrinalini Mukherjee  28. Lydia Mehta 29. Krishna Reddy 30. Surindra Chadha 31. Anupam Sud 32. Sankho Chaudhuri 33. Gaganendranath Tagore 34. Rabindranath Tagore 35. Nandalal Bose  36. Abanindranath Tagore 37. Jamini Roy 38. Amrita Sher-Gil 39. A. R. Chughtai  40. Zainul Abedin 41. George Keyt 42. M.F. Husain 43. Binod Bihari Mukharji 44. K. G. Subramanyan  45. Krishen Khanna  46. Tyeb Mehta  47. Ram Kumar 48. Pran Nath Mago 49. F.N. Souza 50. B.C.Sanyal 51. K.S.Kulkarni 52. HarKrishan Lal 53. Jahangir Sabavala 54. Sailoz Mukherjee 55. N. S. Bendre  56. K.K.Hebbar 57. Bimal Das Gupta  

Female Artists:

1.Amrita Sher-Gil  2. Arpana Caur  3. Anupam Sud   4. Lydia Mehta   5. Mrinalini Mukherjee   6. Meera Mukherjee   7. Ratnabali Kant

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