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modernism in art represents a very broad area, however in general modernism is considered to handle the implications of industrialization on mankind's soul. If we think of the advances with the 19th century, railroads and the telegraph, the recording of sound and also the transmittal of sound with the telephone, this era spills over to the 20th century with the advances flying and even flight away from our home planet to other orbs in space. How could this be when compared to struggle for mere existence that folks endured from forever up until 1969, when man walked upon our moon? Art, ever reflective of actual life, mimics the stresses and strains, joys yet still moments of the artist's own life, in whatever era he lives in, so that it comes as no surprise that modernism in the 21st century displays the world of the mostly-urban, mostly-civilized man. Rural scenes remain, of course, but they are portrayed in vastly different styles than in previous ages.

Whenever we think of modern art, who springs to mind but Picasso, he of the jarring perspective and bright colors, shaking the art world because he did in the early 20th century and throughout his endurance? Not even impressionism charged the art world so generating it ready to expand its consciousness to consider new approaches. As we think of modernism's focus upon introspection, then what artists see inside themselves should be unique, because every individual is unique. It is the artist's responsibility to himself and also to society to bring this out in such a way as to communicate their own uniqueness. How he does this varies from abstract expressionism to cubism to Dadaism to performance art, installation art and even self-art, for instance body piercing and tattooing.

modernism art - The rejection of traditional art practices alone will not make up modernism; the political spectrum must be considered as well. For example, Dadaism evolved in neutral Switzerland about the period of the First World War, using its nationalism and colonial entanglements breeding war and confusing the people about the exact factors behind why they were at war. Dadaism called itself anti-war, anti-intellectualism and anti-bourgeois; in reality, it was pro-chaos, and in perhaps an ironic way, because the birth of the movement began during wartime and didn't last long after hostilities ceased. The advocates of the movement managed to move on to other pursuits in life after they had had their say. Dadaism could be said to have executed its purpose after which quit, a purely intellectual genre of modernism that has to have proved gratifying to the people who aspire to modernism's focus on speed.

By focusing on the 'new', modernism by necessity rejects the old and even seems to despise it, because the concepts of modernism preclude formality and also the old ways of painting, with brush and canvas and studio sittings. By using impressionism's open air techniques, things are out in the open for all to find out the process as the piece has been made. Nothing hidden, nothing subtle, everything open, is apparently the modus operandi. Yet modernism possibly forgets that today's modern man is going to be obsolete in a few years approximately and will look back on this day and laugh at his perceptions and conceits; it really is one of the drawbacks of contemporary thought that seeks to become always new and exciting.

modernism in art - Peter Dranitsin can be a self taught and self representing artist. He spent my youth in the family where his mother a professional artist and his father a professional photographer.

"As a kid growing up Peter took art classes and learned the essential concepts of drawing, painting and sculpture. Peter wants to paint and contribute all of his time creating new paintings. Many people ask him what motivates him to create - "My abstract art is spontaneous, and creating something beautiful away from something unknown is my motivation in creating new abstract paintings."