Definition of modern art in English:

modern art

noun

mass noun
  • Art of a style marked by a significant departure from traditional styles and values, in particular that created between the late 19th and the late 20th centuries.

    ‘she had a strong interest in modern art’
    ‘New York's Museum of Modern Art’
    • ‘He thought that modern art, with its emphasis on colour and individual expression, spelt social decadence.’
    • ‘This painting represents a revolutionary breakthrough in the history of modern art.’
    • ‘The Whitechapel continues to be one of the country's leading venues for exhibitions of modern art.’
    • ‘Tate Liverpool continues to be the most visited modern art gallery in the UK, outside London.’
    • ‘Much of his writing was devoted to modern art.’
    • ‘Much of the fascination of early modern art, literature, and music lies in the double-edged nature of their aesthetic.’
    • ‘The technical quality of the work is outstanding and the result is a powerful and stunning collection of modern art.’
    • ‘Born in Rio de Janeiro, he was a pioneer of modern art in his country.’
    • ‘He first came into contact with modern art movements through the Blaue Reiter and the Sturm exhibitions in Berlin.’
    • ‘It is considered by many to be one of the best modern art museums in the world.’