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Overview Contemporary artwork is rapidly advancing in response to developments in contemporary science, politics and
Overview Contemporary artwork is rapidly advancing in response to developments in contemporary science, politics and

Overview Contemporary artwork is rapidly advancing in response to developments in contemporary science, politics and social

thought. Twenty- first- century painting, sculpture and architecture

are not isolated forms but rather cultural products conditioned by social and historical circumstances . Art becomes meaningful because it has the power to express important things that would otherwise remain unstated . Sectioning of contemporary artwork

requires understanding of artistic tradition, the development of

avant- garde culture and significant changes in the content of contemporary art.

Step 1 Understand that contemporary art is a strongly independent art that became resurgent toward

Step 1

Understand that contemporary art is a strongly independent art that

became resurgent toward the mid-

1980s. There are several movements

within it : Neo - Expressionism, Neo -

Surrealism, Neo - Abstraction and Postmodernism (usually in

architecture). If you are preparing

an art exhibit, planning to buy a

collection or simply want to know

more about contemporary art,

these are your four major sections

of contemporary art movement.

are your four major sections of contemporary art movement. Step 2 Know that the artistic roots

Step 2

Know that the artistic roots of Neo -Expressionism are

Germanic, but in actual practice the art it defines is so

eclectic in character that it includes everything from the

most personal surreal fantasies to emblematic abstract Pop

art. The most noted artist among Post - Expressionists is Chuck Connelly . His brand of Neo - Expressionism is anti- objective figurative painting .

Step 5

Understand that Postmodernism in architecture started

in 1972 with a destruction of St . Louis's Pruitt -Igoe public

housing . The best Bauhaus modernist architects couldn't make it into a workable home for the poor . The father of Postmodernism is Robert Venturi , who wrote a book called "Complexity and Contradiction in

Architecture, which presented a critique of modernism .

As opposed to modernism, the style of Postmodernist

buildings is irrational, eclectic, decorative and

metaphorical . The first Postmodern building is Robert

Venturi's "Chestnut Hill House" (1962 ) in Philadelphia

and is a metaphor for commonplace construction .

and is a metaphor for commonplace construction . Source: How to Section Contemporary Art Work