What is Contemporary Art? - Definition, Movements & Styles


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Contemporary art emerged following which two movements?

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1. Which of these contemporary artists reaches out to audiences via graffiti art?

2. Which of these contemporary artists explores the lines between art and architecture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Contemporary art may give you a profound sense of wonder, or else make you roll your eyes, depending on your personal tastes. Regardless, contemporary art holds a significant place in art history, so you should probably learn some important facts about it! This assessment will provide you with questions that will test your understanding of some key facts about contemporary art, such as major contemporary art movements and what issues it explores.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Which movements contemporary art emerged from
  • What contemporary art seeks to experiment with
  • Modern influences on contemporary art
  • Issues contemporary artists seek to explore
  • The timeline of contemporary art

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - ensure that you can accurately recall the major points on artistic movements you will need to know in order to understand contemporary art
  • Reading comprehension - assess your comprehension of the specific issues that contemporary art seeks to explore
  • Interpreting information -use the questions in this assessment to check your interpretation of facts regarding the history and characteristics of contemporary art

Additional Learning

Even more information on contemporary art can be found in the associated lesson called What Is Contemporary Art? - Definition, Movements & Styles. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • How we arrived at contemporary art
  • Artistic predecessors
  • Notable contemporary artists
  • Experimentation with artistic forms
  • Issues explored in contemporary art