Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What Is 'Modern' and What is 'Contemporary'?

Many terms used to reference styles and periods of art have been loosely used for so long that most are surprised to learn the clearly defined terms.  A perfect example is when ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are assumed to be synonymous, when they are actually distinctly different.

Modern refers to the period from the early to mid-20th century when innovation and simplicity were key.  It was a movement away from the excessively ornate preceding periods and toward a style that celebrated perfection in the absence of ornamentation.

Contemporary refers to the style that came after the age of modernism that ended in the late 1960s.  Contemporary refers to the different styles that are the current trend.

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