Focus: Contemporary Art Description
Twentieth Century Western Art can generally be divided into four sectors:
• Modern Art (1900-1945)
• Post War (1945-1960)
• Contemporary (1960-1985) and
• Very Contemporary (1985-present day)
Within each of these sectors are a variety of art movements, for example Abstraction, Minimalism, Pop Art,etc. An artist such Andy Warhol would generally be classified as Contemporary, versus Damien Hirst as Very Contemporary and Pablo Picasso would have spanned Modern, Post War and Contemporary Art.