Modern paintings

Regardless of their subject, modern paintings have in common a different view, freed of the conventions of naturalistic art. A surrealistic vision with a unique use of color and light, that could easily identify with the actual world, but which could just as well detach from the real world is the main feature of modern art. Still-life land-and-seascapes abstracts or semi-abstract works of art might all actually be modern art. This is simply because modernity has more to do with the way an artwork is created and not with its subject. Modern art allows the artist more freedom than naturalism, while it restrains them more than abstract creation.