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Summary: Modern art refers to a style of paintings that were popular between 1860 and 1975.

This refers to works of art that were inspired by the idea that the traditions of the past have to be kept aside and experimentation was the key element. This movement resulted in a massive change in the way art was produced and portrayed. It was first practiced and popularized by European artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. They were the pioneers of modern art paintings.

Other artists like Henry Matisse, Georges Braque and Maurice de Vlaminck shocked the conservative art world with their multi-colored expressive landscapes and figure paintings. Millions of dollars are bid by art aficionados and collectors when these paintings are on sale.

Pablo Picasso is probably the best known of the Modernists who revolutionized the art world when he unveiled his cubist art which derived from a philosophy that all that was required to showcase an object was three solid planes: cube, sphere and cone.

The beginnings of modern art can be traced to Edouard Manet, who in 1864 displayed his famous painting Le djeuner sur l’herbe in Paris. Paris became the center of Modern art and till date is regarded as one of the best cities for artists to live in. Modern art also began to seep into other forms like sculpture and architecture as more and more sculptors and architects began to experiment with non-traditional idea and designs. Any auction house having these paintings for sale will generate a huge profit.

Modern art did not take very long to find its way from Paris to India as artists like Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore and Gaganendranath Tagore introduced a form and style that came to be known as the Bengal school of art They introduced the latest western styles to India, in doing so they manged to reinterpret India traditional art in an avant-garde style Artists like Amrita Sher-Gill , SH Raza and Jaimini Roy managed to interpret traditional themes and designs with avant-garde styles in modern art paintings.

In 1947, after India gained independence from the British rule a group of six Indian artists - K H Ara, S. K Bakre, HA Gade, MF Husain, SH Raza and Francis Newton Souza - founded the Progressive Artist’s Group, which sought to break away from the Bengal school of art and embrace a more modern and less institutionalized approach to art. This was to be a unique form of India expression in the post-colonial era. The group dissolved in 1956 but it changed the entire idiom and manner of modern Indian art forever.

Most of India’s major artists who were active in the 1950s were associated with the Progressive Artists group at some point or another. These artists are now among Indias top rated and most popular figures in the art world. Manishi Dey, V S Gaitonde, Bal Chabda, , Krishen Khanna, Ram Kumar, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, John Wilkins, Himmat Shah, Devender Singh and Manjit Bawa are some of the artists whose work was influenced by the PAG. Their paintings for sale command high prices around the world



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