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The definition for modern art has changed drastically since its conception. This form of art is considered any artwork that was developed within the 20th and 21st century. It also includes works from traditional artists who didn't receive critical acclaim until later on. Unlike traditional masters, whose artistic skill was primarily based on technical skill, modern masters are judged by the uniqueness of their subject matter and their impact on the art world.
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Army
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The Creation
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The Persistence of Memory, c.1931
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A Touch of the Abstract

Many works of the modern art movement are characterized by their abstract approach to expression. These fascinating works were a breath of fresh air in a time when a more narrative approach to painting dominated the art arena. The right piece of modern abstract art speaks of both emotional freedom and worldly sophistication.

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Three Musicians
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Shot Orange Marilyn, 1964
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Atavistic Vestiges After the Rain, c.1934
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An Orchid
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Framed Modern Art
What makes an artist a 'modern master' in their field is largely due to the content of modern paintings and the rise of abstract modes of expression. Artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O'Keeffe are popular artists that are all considered modern masters. These artists are considered so because of the unique traits present in their work. Each of these artists have radically different styles and ways of depicting their subject matter. Which makes all of these modern masters relate in their modern appearance but also unique.

FulcrumGallery.com has a large selection of Modern Art. You are sure to find the perfect print for your style of decor.
Petunias, 1925
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Convergence
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Relativity
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Optical Illusion Prints

Optical art employs optical illusions through the use of abstract lines and shapes. Optical works focus on the inherent energy of lines, combined with contrast and movement in order to create works that trick the eye into seeing them as three dimensional pieces.

Optical art was only popular for a short time, it revolutionized the way that people see art as a medium for communication and expression. Additionally, it veered away from the traditional way of presenting 'space' in a painting through subtle layers of color, preferring instead achromatic pieces that contained one or two colors instead of a full palette.

Perspective
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Eye, c.1946
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O Octopus Orange Fuscia
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Who Is Considered a Modern Master?

A modern master can be considered any artist who was born in earlier generations who didn't receive recognition throughout their own lifetimes but are now seen as masters of their craft. This includes artists such as Claude Monet, and Johannes Vermeer. These artists had revolutionary ideas about what art was supposed to be which was represented through their handling of media or their choice of subject. These artists had developed an attitude toward art that is similar to that of modern artists and continue to inspire their work. From the 1860s through to the 1970s, there were many distinct eras of reinvention and experimentation. But together, the time frame represents the era of modern art. Known for intentional breaks with tradition, modern artists used unbounded experimentation to push the envelope. Their innovation extended beyond content and subject matter to include form and structure. Traditional narrative and form was replaced by the abstract. Nothing was out of bounds. Because the era lasted more than a century, there are many masters of modern paintings. Through modern decor you can create a unique personal statement by highlighting your own innovation and experimentation. Whether you want to push the boundaries with subject matter or you would rather create a unique collage with splashes of color and unique form.

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