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Modern Art

Started: 1850

Ended: 1970

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"Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal."

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Summary

Modern art represents an evolving set of ideas among a number of painters, sculptors, photographers, performers, and writers who - both individually and collectively - sought new approaches to art making. Although modern art began, in retrospect, around 1850 with the arrival of Realism, approaches and styles of art were defined and redefined throughout the 20th century. Practitioners of each new style were determined to develop a visual language that was both original and representative of the times.

Detail of <i>Marilyn Diptych</i> (1962) by Andy Warhol
Detail of Marilyn Diptych (1962) by Andy Warhol

The rapid growth of industry and the progress of technology propelled artists to represent the world in new and innovative ways. The result was an art that took on new colors, alternative forms, emotional expressions, and experiments in abstraction.

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