Modern art includes artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the style and philosophy of the art produced during that era. The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation. Modern artists experimented with new ways of seeing and with fresh ideas about the nature of materials and functions of art. A tendency toward abstraction is characteristic of much modern art. More recent artistic production is often called Contemporary art or Postmodern art.
My husband’s definition of the abstract art is ‘junk’.
Yesterday we perused the ‘Museum of the Rockies’ art exhibition, From the Permanent Collection of the Guild Hall Museum. This included works by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Willem de Kooning.
When I look at art, I observe the technicalities first. Was a particular piece put together well from a technical stand point. After that, it comes down to a subjective view, does the piece grab me in a positive way.
Here are a couple of pieces that were in the exhibit. Perhaps some viewers may question; is this really art?
Willem de Kooning