Is this art, or can we get rid of it?
M o d e r n A r t – The term surfaces with growing frequency and seems to be synonymous for everything that cannot be recognized at first glance. Abstract paintings, colorful graffiti, unshapely sculptures. Modern Art has long ceased to take place in museums. It accompanies us in our daily lives and reveals itself in various situations. Modern art helps us express ourselves, to realize ourselves, and to externalize our thoughts.
But what is modern art really? And what constitutes good art nowadays?
Even Wikipedia has trouble defining the term: „Modern art is a relatively vague, but colloquially common term for the avant garde art of the 20th century”. The artistic movements of the 20th century, characterized by a strong orientation towards the idea of progress, belonged to the avant garde. In technical language, therefore, we speak more of contemporary art.
art addresses, lampoons, and challenges
requires effort, is expanding and being interdisciplinarily integrated.
kostet Überwindung, wird erweitert und interdisziplinär integriert.
In the course of modernization, the concept of art itself has expanded. Art now describes much more than just painting, music, and literature. Modern art is reflected in photography, graphics, and comics, in theater, film, and social media, as well as architecture, design and lighting.
Modern art ignores seemingly all conditions and does not follow academic rules or divisions. It lets artistic styles and cultural boundaries run together. At the same time, it allows itself the freedom to reflect, work, and use according to artic need. Thus, the message hidden within each work of art is often only revealed to the viewer after in-depth engagement. Modern art can be interpreted in many different contexts and is largely dictated by the individual viewer.
So what makes good art nowadays?
Good art is able to take something in the present and make it so perceptible and so tangible, that it is still meaningful and affecting for the viewer in the future.
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