Modern Art sounds like it should be the art of the last couple of years, right? But, no. We are cautioned not to confuse modern art with contemporary art. Instead, let's look at a definition from Wikipedia:
Modern art includes artistic work produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the styles and philosophies of the art produced during that era. The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation.
Centre Pompidou was the first collection of modern art in Europe. I thought I didn't like modern art. I thought I didn't want to visit Centre Pompidou in Paris.
I was wrong.
"Une fenêtre"("A Window"), Robert Delaunay, 1912, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
"Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel" ("The Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower"), Marc Chagall, 1913, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
"Haut le mains" ("Hands Up"), Paul Klee, 1938, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
"Le Phoque" ("Seal"), Constantin Brâncuși , 1914, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Even the youngest member of our party at the Pompidou, my great-niece, Josie, enjoyed looking at modern art."Nature Morte Au Violon" ("Still Life With Violin"), Georges Braque, 1911, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.