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Also, it's worth remembering that many of these terms (like "Modern Art") are only invented after the event, from the vantage point of hindsight.NOTE: The 1960s is generally seen as the decade when artistic values gradually changed, from "modernist" to "postmodernist".The 19th century was a time of significant and rapidly increasing change.
These industry-inspired social changes led to greater prosperity but also cramped and crowded living conditions for most workers.
This means that for a period of time both sets of values co-existed with each other.
To understand how "modern art" began, a little historical background is useful.
The growth of political thought, for instance, led Courbet and others to promote a socially conscious form of Realist painting - see also Realism to Impressionism).
Also, the publication of The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) by Sigmund Freud, popularized the notion of the "subconscious mind", causing artists to explore Symbolism and later Surrealism.