Short walk through the history of Contemporary Art

“Modern art to me is nothing more than the expression of contemporary aims of the age that we’re living in.” Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)

Here is a controversial issue par excellence: what is contemporary art? If we analyze the literal meaning of the nomenclature we can understand that the qualifier is inherent to the art of all times. That is, any artistic production, of any period, will always be “contemporary” for those who coincide in the same time period. In keeping with Pollock’s thinking, contemporary art is one that responds to the cultural consciousness of the moment, to its society, to joint needs, to the spirit of the time.

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