Compare And Contrast Modern Art And Contemporary Art

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Register to read the introduction… [Slide] This image is Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1503. It is considered one of the most famous paintings in the world. [Blank Slide]

5. Modern Art and Contemporary Art: Modern art started around the beginning of the XVIth century. Artists switched to a new representation of the world by creating more abstract figures. i. [Slide] The first painting was by Vincent Van Gogh in 1889 named The Starry Night. This painting shows how the artist, during the modern art era, changed the way to conceive art by painting the world in an unrealistic way. ii. [Slide] The second painting is part of the Contemporary period that began after the Second World War. It was made by Andy Warhol in 1967 and named Marilyn. [Blank Slide] iii. Those periods are quite similar regarding style. Indeed, those periods signed a rupture with the renaissance by making art unrealistic.

B. Art as Symbol of a culture: As seen previously, art evolved and changed through history. However, it didn’t change only through the centuries but as well art changed according to the culture. Art is represented differently and has various criteria in every
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Art to convey a message: Not only is art a representative of history and culture, but art is also used by artists to convey a message to people. Some artists have been considered controversial such as 1. Theodore Gericault: Theodore Gericault, a French artist of the 19th century. i. [Slide] He painted the Raft of the Medusa in 1820 showing fifteen survivors crammed in a raft. This painting was controversial because Gericault denounced this accident during which sailors and soldiers working for the French government were left in a horrible situation. [Blank Slide]

2. Pablo Picasso: Pablo Picasso was as well considered a controversial artist, not only by using innovative techniques of painting but also by the type of subjects painted. i. [Slide] This painting is named Guernica, painted in 1937. It was painted in response to the bombing of Guernica by the Italian and German troops. This painting is still today a symbol of the horrors of war. [Blank Slide]

3. Edouard Manet: Art was not only used to denounce political affairs but as well to depict taboo. Edouard Manet is one of those artists who used art to show taboo in
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Reason to remember: Art impacts everyone, not only by its aesthetic, but also by its meaning in culture and freedom.


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