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modernism in art takes on a very broad area, but in general modernism is considered to deal with the implications of industrialization on mankind's soul. When we think of the advances with the 19th century, railroads and the telegraph, the playback quality of sound and 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 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 but still moments of the artist's own life, in whatever era he lives in, so it comes as no surprise that modernism nowadays displays the world of the mostly-urban, mostly-civilized man. Rural scenes remain, of course, but they are portrayed in vastly variations than in previous ages.

Whenever we think of modern art, who springs to mind but Picasso, he with the jarring perspective and bright colors, shaking up the art world because he did in the early Last century and throughout his long life? Not even impressionism charged the art world so making it ready to expand its consciousness to think about new approaches. When we think of modernism's focus upon introspection, then what artists see inside themselves has to be unique, because every person 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 or her 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 should be considered as well. For example, Dadaism evolved in neutral Switzerland about the period of the First World War, having 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; in reality, it was pro-chaos, and in perhaps an ironic way, considering that 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 your life after they had had their say. Dadaism may be said to have executed its purpose and then quit, a purely intellectual genre of modernism that must have proved gratifying to people who aspire to modernism's increased exposure of speed.

By focusing on the 'new', modernism by necessity rejects that old and even seems to despise it, since the concepts of modernism preclude formality and also the old ways of painting, with brush and canvas and studio sittings. Through the use of impressionism's open air techniques, it is all totally out in the open for all to determine 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 modern thought that seeks being always new and exciting.

modernism in art - Peter Dranitsin can be a self taught and self representing artist. He was raised in the family where his mother an expert artist and his father a professional photographer.

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

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