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Modern art includes artistic work produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the styles and philosophies 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.

Modern art includes a wide range of trends, philosophies, and attitudes whose modernism exists in particular in a tendency to disregard conventional, historical, or academic forms and traditions in an attempt to produce an art more in line with changed social, cultural, and intellectual conditions.

 

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