By EDEN Gallery,
Posted Apr 19, 2021 ,
In Art Blog, Alec Monopoly, David Kracov, SN, Contemporary Art, Calman Shemi , Modern Art
For art enthusiasts, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" often lead to a mix-up. Although commonly used interchangeably, these terms describe two distinct periods in art history. Let's delve into the intricate differences and similarities between modern and contemporary art.
Modern Art vs. Contemporary Art: An Overview
Delving Deeper: Understanding Modern Art
The modern art movement, synonymous with 'Modernism,' spanned from the 1880s to the 1970s. This transformative period saw the birth of revolutionary styles and techniques. Modern artists like Angelo Accardi and David Kracov ventured beyond traditional methods, introducing the world to fresh concepts like abstraction and personal iconography.
Spotlight on Contemporary Art
Unlike its predecessor, contemporary art doesn't confine itself to a specific style. It's characterized by its versatility in mediums and its emphasis on current societal issues. The "Infinity Room" by Yayoi Kusama, with its multisensory approach, exemplifies the essence of contemporary art.
Bridging the Gap: Where Modern Meets Contemporary
While both art forms sought to challenge conventions, modern art laid the foundation for contemporary artists' unbridled experimentation. Some artists, like David Hockney, transcend these classifications, having contributed to both periods.
Postmodern Art: An Important Mention
It's essential to distinguish between contemporary and postmodern art. Although all postmodern art is contemporary, the reverse isn't true. Postmodernism often challenges modernism's principles with a deep-rooted connection to societal issues.
The world of art is vast and multifaceted. As we navigate through the various eras and movements, understanding these classifications becomes crucial. By immersing oneself in art galleries and continuously learning, one can truly appreciate the depth and evolution of art over time.
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