art contemporain / moderne


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Belgium French
How can I translate "art cotemporain" and "art moderne"? Both appear in the same sentence...So, I can't use "modern" two times!
please, help!
  • yannicus

    france - french/english
    these are two different styles

    "art contemporain" is today's art, so modern art i think
    and "art moderne" is like after the surrealists, so pre-contemporain

    i think, contemporain is known as modern art in English, but i'm not sure what you would call art moderne... precontemporary?

    just keep in mind they are not synonimous


    france - french/english
    art contemp is contemp art
    art moderne is modern art

    but they are different categories, not to be mixed
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