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Modern Art

Modern art begins in Europe in the 19th century which marks the shift from religious and courtly art to the art depicting the rising changes of the bourgeois life. The shift comes with the subject matter as Europe begins to break down from its imperial regimes, into the age of great change affecting the livelihoods of common people. It also spearheaded the experimentation with color, form of work, technique and mediums used in painting. This kind of experimentation paralleled with notions of subconscious, subjective experiences, personal iconography and dreams.

 

Further Reading
Museum of Modern Art Website and Smithsonian Website


Jackson Pollock, 1944-45 (printed 1967), 14 9/16 x 17 3/4 in (plate),19 7/8 x 27 5/16 in (sheet), Minneapolis Institute of Arts