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timeline modern and contemporary art.



To move timeline, drag top or bottom (fast) bands. Click any entry to get more info in a popup bubble. Art Timeline.



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Modern Art: Modern Art runs from 1880 to 1970 on this timeline, and they were an extremely busy 90 years indeed. Not only had the Impressionists opened the floodgates on new paths to take, individual artists such as Picasso and Duchamp were themselves responsible for creating multiple movements. Heady artistic times and a long list of dates await you here.



Contemporary Art: Is roughly 40 years (1970-Present) in to the Contemporary timeline and, interestingly, either fewer movements are identifying themselves as such or art history simply hasn't caught up yet with those that have. Still, here is a growing list of Posts-, News-, Neues- and Neos- along with a sprinkling of contemporary -isms.