What is modern art and some famous modern artists? The fact is, the question of “What is modern art?” is a question that cannot be really answered and that is what makes it so intriguing. It can be defined as the painting and sculpting around the (roughly) 1860s to the 1970s. It was around this time that artists branched out and tried different things, like unique materials, textures, and subjects. Most modern art is quite abstract, but that is what makes it so special. There were many famous modern artists that influenced the era, each one having their own story.
One of the most famous modern artists was named Pablo Picasso. He was very famous for using a style known as cubism, which uses lots of shape like squares and cones, and it kind of gives everything a jagged look. Picasso lived in Spain, and made paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and designed stages. Picasso's works sort of differed as he lived; there was a time when most of his paintings were a sad, blue color. At one time he liked to paint roses. At another time he invented cubism along with Georges Braque. He was superstitious in that he had a belief that as long as he kept working, he wouldn't die. He had three children, Claude, Maya, and Paulo Picasso. They were all born to a different mother.
Vincent van Gogh
Another very famous artist was Vincent van Gogh. We know a lot about his life from the letters that he wrote to his brother, Theo. His life wasn't a very bright one. As
Claude Monet was another famous artist. He specialized in impressionism. This was a style of painting where you used thin brushstrokes to accurately depict light. The result is a scene where you can see shadows and reflections. Impressionism was a bit more than a two-dimensional
These and other artists redefined art as it was known at the beginning of the modern art age, and defined art to be more in the eye of the viewer. All art and artists today owes a debt of gratitude to these famous modern artists.