As a result of the industrial revolution and new technologies, photography and film developed into the main way of communicating. As a result, art began to move away from the conventions of depiction and representations. The journey of the artist became more concerned with self expression, experimentation and questioning conventions. Impressionism, expressionism, cubism, surrealism and abstract art, amongst many others, became the modern way. Conceptualism originated in the 60's and 70's but too hold in the 90's, and put the idea at the forefront of art practise. The concept could now inform how the work was made post conceptualism, it could well be more concerned with mass communication and multi media.
Traditional classical realism - 1860's. Modern Art - 1860's -1970's. Contemporary, post modern art - 1970's - current.
It's easy to believe you're not very talented and that other people are better at it than you but we are all very talented. Creativity is an inborn human condition. When we were children, we made very free beautiful paintings and drawings. At a certain age, we begin to make pictures of guns, cars, houses, families and so on. It's an understandable response to the need to fit in. But that's how we bury our freedom and creativity. I believe we still have those things just under the surface and with the right guidance, we can find it again.
The right way forward:
The first step is to realise we still have it and can find it again. We are all different and the mistakes and our natural tendancies are to be seen as advantages not weaknesses. To begin is to understand the different between us is the route to self expressionism and creativity.