Just about anything you like today is modern art. Video games, movies, music, etc. But the way people stereotype modern art seems to be about abstract art. So I'll explain abstract art.

The most misunderstood form of visual art. The passive art audience will say abstract art is meaningless because all it is is a bunch of meaningless shapes and colors and that anybody can do it. Yes, anybody can do abstract art by throwing paint on a canvas but not many are actually good at it. That's like saying anybody can make abstract noise out of a guitar, very few are actually really good at it. It takes a sensitive and trained eye to know good marks and good brush strokes and composition just like music. Just like listening to abstract music from an instrument. And no, not anyone could throw paint on a canvas and make tons of money off of it. If that were the case everyone would be rich and famous and there are very few rich and famous abstract artist out there today. Only people who were the first at what they did are really famous. People know nothing about this art form and still judge it out of ignorance, they haven't done a single bit of research and think they know everything about abstract art and what it means. I could say Jimmy Page is a pretentious hipster because he makes a bunch of non sensical sounds out of a guitar and I don't know what they mean. The purpose of abstract art is not always to interpret the meaning for himself. There is such thing as bad abstract art and good abstract art. People who hate abstract art are normally hypocrits because they whine about modern abstract art yet they go on to enjoy other forms of abstract art like it's normal. Music is an abstract form of art, beats and guitars, and sound is meaningless. Design is abstract where shape, color, form, composition is abstract. Compositional shots in film is abstract, there is color, space, etc. Just about anything designed is abstract. Look at a nice car that you like for instance, it's the shapes and colors that please your eyes. Look at anything artificial that you think looks good, it is still the shape, color, form, composition that pleases the eye not the fact that it is an object. A painting is still an object, it doesn't always have to represent anything. That's like me saying why is your car red? what does it mean? why are there different shapes on your car, it makes no sense. Look at all the buildings all around you, look at all the things around you, there is abstract elements that look good everywhere. Some will go as far as saying abstract art is actually from analyzing and object where the origin of the abstract is actually an object being abstracted. Also consider the concepts put into abstract art.
Dumb people think they know everything about abstract art or modern art just sound stupid because they contradict everything they say. If anybody could make millions off of abstract art go prove it and try it for yourself. go throw some paint on a canvas and tell me how far you will make it. are you as smart as you sound? If you're smart you'd be making millions not a shit wage you have now by throwing paint on a canvas.
by eazy-X April 29, 2008
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Flicking various colours off the tip of a paint brush, then using black paint to draw some squiggly lines, often finishing with finger painting and handprints. Child's art with a signature in the corner.


Making a fair quality sculpture of a person, animal or both... then removing the limbs, burning away the features and making it generally unrecognisable.

Such oddities are adored by the PoMo (post-modern) elites and thier hangers on.
At an art gallery showcasing some modern art

Ordinary person: What the.....

Pomo sycophant: You unculteréd and unciviliséd méss; It's modern art. Geat with it!!

Ordinary person: It's a carrot with a fucking flag on it. How is that art?
by Gumba Gumba November 07, 2004
Anything a baby could do put on a canvas and hanged on a museum's wall. Or if you're into sculptures, any random object placed on a white podium, in a dark room, with a solitary light shining upon it.
I wonder who would pay more for a random piece of garbage...a modern art museum or ebay?
by kevthegreat55 October 23, 2005
can be anything.
ex. - a line
-colored lines
-stick drawing of a cow
-a dot
"what the hell?"

"its modern art"
by an anonymous source December 06, 2003
when you have explosive diarrhea and the resulting aftermath looks like a bag of chilli exploded in a vacuum. Usually accompanied with heralds of trumpets and noxious fumes. The resulting artwork must stick to the sides of the porcelain to achieve true 'modern art' status.
After Nico ate several burritos for lunch he needed to run to the bathroom to create a modern art masterpiece.
by liveswithmom July 26, 2004
Someone bought more burgers and fries than they could eat at a drive-thru McDonald's in the boondocks. Thirty miles down the road they tossed the leftovers out the window. The leftovers fermented in the sun and five days later a great big dog wandered by, thought the mess smelled appetising and ate it. The meal played havoc with the dog's nervous system and it went quite wild. The next time a car came by the dog took a flying leap through the windscreen at a relative speed of almost a hundred miles an hour, killing itself and likely the driver and sending the car out of control. The car flipped over four times and lay on the road, subsequently catching fire and burning out. A milk lorry came over the top of the hill and crashed into the mess, and was followed by five or six more vehicles before the authorities got the faintest notion what was going on and partitioned the area off. Shortly afterwards a Boeing 747 carrying, among other things, a few large containers of yellow paint suffered a blowout and had to descend. The paint squirted out of the plane and splashed down on top of the pile-up. A hitch-hiker came by with a camera and thought the whole thing looked intriguing. He took some pictures and downloaded them onto his computer later on. The pictures were Photoshopped to look a little spooky and later printed in this new form on T-shirts. The photographer's girlfriend wore one of these to an art gallery and he photographed her pulling faces and balling her fists while wearing the T-shirt. Later on, these photographs were projected onto a screen in a display room in another gallery and a painter executed a painting of people in the room watching the slide show. Shortly afterwards everyone involved in the production of all this art - the hitchhiker photographer, the girlfriend, the painter, and all - had the good sense to overdose on cocaine at a party and die shortly thereafter, thereby sensibly removing themselves from the means of production and terminating their financial interest in the process. The painting was sold for £300,000 at Sotheby's and artie journalists claimed it was emblematic of the ultimately existentiallistically meaningless search for meaning within the postmodernist aesthetic.
And that more or less is a typical story of Modern Art.
by Fearman March 05, 2008
A synonym for bullshit
When a professor gives you a 50 question multiple choice exam with answers A-H including choices such as All of the above, none of the above, every other letter, etc...

In this situation, you can simply shout out that's bullshit or take it as modern art
by AnnoyedIrish May 02, 2008
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