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What is modern art?

Gain an understanding of the essence of art through art history, explore the stories behind art pieces.

Modern Art redefines artistic subjects, emphasizing personal experiences, symbolism, and conceptual thinking. Neoclassicism, born in the 18th century, reflected a return to classical ideals inspired by archaeological discoveries and Enlightenment thinking. Jacques Louis David’s “The Death of Socrates” exemplifies Neoclassical characteristics: smooth surfaces, clear forms, and subdued colors. Neoclassicism’s influence is evident in other works like “Napoleon Crossing the Alps” and Ingres’ “Princesse de Broglie,” which showcase controlled forms and detailed draftsmanship, blending elements of Romanticism.

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