The birth of modern art birth took place back to the Industrial Revolution. A period that lasted from the 18th to the 19th century, in which huge changes in transportation, manufacturing and technology extremely affected the social, economic, and cultural conditions of life in North America, Western Europe and the world.

What is Modern art

Before the 19th century, artists were most often asked to make artwork by institutions like the church or wealthy patrons. Much of this art painted mythological or religious scenes that told stories and were intended to educate the viewer. During the 19th century, many artists began to make art about ideas or places that interested them, and of which they had close experience. With the publication of psychologist Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) and the popularisation of the idea of a subconscious mind, many artists began exploring dreams, symbolism, and personal iconography as avenues for the depiction of their subjective experiences.