Either directly or indirectly, modern artists respond in their work to the ground-breaking social and cultural transformations of the world and to the most diverse intellectual stimuli. They understand that orthodox approaches overlook the fundamental in life and that acquired means of expression are insufficient for the coming experience. They strive for a new art. Some of them connect it with the inner, dreamy or fantastical, and distinguish it from everyday reality, while others attempt to capture the present moment. Nevertheless, they all increasingly apply their subjective vision and focus it, inter alia, on themselves. They more often analyse their own feelings or pay heed to their own experiences, while forever emphasising the uniqueness of their status, their otherness. Lyric poetry thrives in literature, self-portraits and portraits increasingly feature in the visual arts, and the artist’s life is displayed as part of his or her work, protecting the inwardness of their art.