Art is something that is generally understood as any kind of activity or product done by the people in order to serve a communicative or an aesthetic purpose. It directly or indirectly replicates a society or a social culture. It is actually something that can help in expressing an idea, emotion or a world view. It is something that is an important component of culture and gives the reflection of the economic and the social substrates in its initial design (Atkins, 1997). It also helps in the transmission of those ideas or values which are the part of the canonical culture.
Contemporary art forms are best understood in the manner by giving the definition of the modernism. The art forms of the modern period are generally driven with the help of the radical and forward thinking approach, the different ideas which are having the technological positivity and the grand narratives which is due to the western dominance in and its progress (Becker, 1976). Contemporary art forms sometimes include the murals which are there in the temples. According to Mark Rotkho, who was an American Artist, it had been stated that he is not the kind of person who is actually interested in the relationship of the form, color or other similar things.
The contemporary art forms may be distinguished with the help of the question which is related to the master narratives which had been embraced during the modern period. The contemporary art form generally rejects the narratives which are related to the ideas that the knowledge or the history can be encompassed in some of the theories. Some other narratives which are generally rejected by the contemporary artists include the idea related to the idealistic and artistic development which is largely goal-oriented. The notion means that the races are inferior and only men could be artistic genius. Feminist art and minority are some of the canonical ways of thinking which are often been referred by the contemporary artists. The time period of postmodernism is overturned by the idea stating that there is an inherent meaning to the art works.