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“The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art”

Jackson Pollock

There was a time when artists used to get inspiration only from the events that have happened in history or life tales of deities, the supreme beings, or by depicting the king’s palace or meeting halls. Pre-modern era survived for like thousands of years.

See any artwork or painting of ancient time and you would understand. Oh, you don’t need to go that far too. Just go through the artworks of the 19th century and then also you would find that almost every artist was inclined towards the conventional ways of making an art.

Even landscape style of art came in mid or late 17th century. Most of the famous paintings of that time showed that the subject matter used to revolve around the Gods or kings or epics from religious mythologies.

Also, art of that time was not even accessible to the common people. It was confined to the rich and the elites of the society. There were separate and sophisticated art schools and only the people with means could learn the artistry. The portrait was another famous style of painting done in the pre-modern era.

How Modern Art changed the perception

Modern art paintings are a result of several movements that started happening since the beginning of the 20th century. Abstractionism was one. The rise of abstract style was the game changer in the art world. People were not even ready to accept it. But, eventually, people do understand the point that perhaps freeing the mind stimulates more creativity.

Previously, theme-based paintings were in high demand. With the inclusion of abstraction, the necessity to follow the theme just vanished.

Artists were free, in their thought process, in the manner they want to create, and in selecting the theme. The result was that several exquisite abstract art paintings start coming out. Artists left the interpretation part for the viewers.

The beauty of modern art paintings lies in their unstructured brush strokes, non-uniform patterns, and exquisite use of the colours.

Another major difference modern art makes to the art world is that artists now started making happenings and events of the present as their themes.

Art was no longer a tool for riches but has become a leisure for everyone, everyone who can feel the artwork. Modern paintings have taught the art world to breathe and think in a much new and appealing manner.

Artists basically draw unidentifiable objects or shapes and with vivacious colour combinations and observer tries to decode the hidden meaning as per his/her life experience.

Final Takeaway

IMHO, modern art paintings have clearly transformed everything in the art world. The manner in which several movements such as pop art and impressionism emerged in the modern art period showed that big changes occurred in the art world.

A lot of contemporary styles that we see in today’s time is a by-product of modern art movements.