Modernism Art: A Beginner’s Guide

The term modernism refers to a movement in the arts which was keen on portraying conceptions, and the experiences, of modern society. Originating in nineteenth-century France, modernist art would reach a worldwide audience for its daring experimentations in subject matter and style. The oeuvre of modernism was so diverse because modernity, as a subject, offered such a compelling and fertile ground for representation. Art and the artists were trying to figure out what it meant to be ‘modern.’

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