|Main Entry:||modern art|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a genre of the fine arts created from the mid-19th century which strayed from traditional techniques and styles|
|Example:||Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian were especially important to modern art.|
painting, sculpture, architecture, and graphic arts characteristic of the 20th century and of the later part of the 19th century. Modern art embraces a wide variety of movements, theories, and attitudes whose modernism resides particularly in a tendency to reject traditional, historical, or academic forms and conventions in an effort to create an art more in keeping with changed social, economic, and intellectual conditions
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