“Modern art” — what exactly is it?

Jonathan Jones makes an interesting point in his blog. How should we characterize modern art? Is it Picasso? Matisse? Or is it current artists’ works (1990’s/2000’s)? Are Cezanne and Matisse to be characterized as “classic modern”? And Tracey Emin (see below “My Bed” 1998) as “contemporary modern” or “current modern”?

Is this to be characterized as "modern art" along with Matisse?

Is this to be characterized as "modern art" along with Matisse?

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