The Modern Art Movement

October 27, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Arthur Dove- Me and the Moon

Heni Matisse- Icarus

Pablo Picasso- Woman Weeping

The Modern Art movement lasted roughly from the 1860’s to the 1970’s. It was a movement that had artists warping images until they were almost unrecognizable. The idea for it came out of the Industrial Revolution. Changes in technology, transportation, etc. affected the social and economic structures of the world, making artist question how everything should work, and demonstrate that confusion in the twisted forms they created. As opposed to previous times, when artists were hired by elites or churches to depict lifelike and instructional pieces, artists of the Modern began exploring the subconscious mind with their work, perhaps inspired by Freud’s theories on dreams. Artists began experimenting with different colors, shapes, materials, and mediums. Somewhat ironically because of how exactly and perfectly it captures images, photography became a new medium with which artists expressed themselves. Above are some examples of Modernist paintings

Written by Rachel Manning

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