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What is the difference between Modern Art and Ancient Art?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Sep 09, 2019

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C. Marcus

C. MarcusContent Developer, Washington
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Answered on Sep 09, 2019

Humans express their emotions in different ways and one way is through art. Art has been a part of a culture as early as our ancestors still live in caves. Since then, art has been developing and continues to change over time. There are ancient art and modern art that are famous to most people. Ancient art, as the name implies, is the art that is made or produced during the ancient times that usually ranges from Paleolithic Age to the Middle Ages. Ancient art usually shows how our ancestors lived at their time and their beliefs.

Nowadays, ancient art is secured in museums as it is now considered as treasures. Modern art, on the other hand, focuses on new perspectives and techniques that opposes the ancient art and starts somewhere between the two world wars. Some modern art styles are expressionism, abstract, and cubism. It can be produced by anyone as it is not unique to any culture, unlike ancient art.

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Answered on Aug 27, 2019

Whenever you are discussing art, you will soon learn that the type of art can be traced back to a specific time period. That is because the name of the kind of art can be defined because it was produced during a particular range of time. They will also have specific characteristics, as well. For instance, modern art is the artwork that was created from the mid-1800s to the 1970s.

Most contemporary arts has some abstract qualities to them and do not resemble the artwork from the periods before. There is usually no story that goes along with them. Ancient art, on the other hand, refers to art that was created during the early civilizations. A lot of the artwork from ancient art can be seen on the cave walls.

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