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

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

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

By emphasizing the 'new', modernism by necessity rejects that old and even seems to despise it, as the concepts of modernism preclude formality as well as the old ways of painting, with brush and canvas and studio sittings. By utilizing 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, appears to be the modus operandi. Yet modernism possibly forgets that today's modern man is going to be obsolete in a few years or so and will look back on today and laugh at his perceptions and conceits; it's one of the drawbacks of recent thought that seeks being 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 becoming an adult Peter took art classes and learned the essential concepts of drawing, painting and sculpture. Peter likes to paint and contribute most of his time creating new paintings. Lots of people ask him what motivates him to paint - "My abstract art is spontaneous, and creating something beautiful away from something unknown is my motivation in creating new abstract paintings."