Modern art is an artistic movement that is the exact opposite of the traditional art. With traditional art, the artist’s main goal is to create beauty; to capture a pretty sight and put it in canvas. The idea is to find beauty in every movement and stroke. Normally, traditional painting has subjects that are flawlessly beautiful; the ones that usually get the “awes” from the viewers. A good painting done in traditional style is those that exude tranquility and serenity. The ones that gives you peace, makes you relax and feel at ease.
Modern art movement is so much different from traditional. From the subject to the medium and the style, they are miles apart. Modern art oil paintings make you shiver just by looking at it. Generally, it targets the soul and triggers extreme emotions that can overwhelm or even angers a viewer. The subject of modern oil paintings doesn’t have any similarities. A modern art oil painting can have different subjects, with no particular pattern or design. If there is a factor that would determine an art being influenced by the modern movement is the style. A modern art does not create a replica of their subject in real life. Actually, a modern art oil paintings will have a result that will not, in any way, resembles the subject. Distortion as one style being used in modern art painting will deform any subject to make an effect that can be disturbing.
When modern art was initially introduced, a lot of people’s standard of a good painting were based on traditional art, finds it horrid and intriguing, in a negative way. After a while, a lot of critics realized that this type of painting is actually trying to level up visual art into a whole new level. Modern art has started to make a stir that made debates among art critics and professionals.
What is apparent in most modern art oil paintings is that these paintings are showing more than the actual subject. It has emotions and normally not the positive types of emotions that oil paintings usually relay. Although not all modern art pieces are horrendous and disturbing, the similarity is the tendency to distort a certain reality that creates an effect of an unusual world.
Cubist style, for that matter, creates a flat visualization of the subject. A puzzle like representation of a certain thing makes it distressing at some point. It creates imbalance and disfigurement, making it unrecognizable yet enticing. Those who try to understand modern art would have to stare at the painting for some time to actually appreciate it, and normally, a good eye will appreciate it. Appreciation will come from understanding what is behind the disfigurement and the imbalance. Emotions hidden other a brightly colored painting can really surprise people. Usually, they get caught in a world that is not pleasant yet comfortable at some extent. As they understand that modern art depicts actual emotion from people who feel stress, pain, sadness, frustration and anger, they starts to relate their experiences that disturbs them and makes them feel at home at the same time.