[n] an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles
[adj] of or relating to modernism; "modernist paintings"
\Mod"ern*ist\, n. [Cf. F. moderniste.] One who admires the moderns, or their ways and fashions.
\Mod"ern*ist\, n. An advocate of the teaching of modern subjects, as modern languages, in preference to the ancient classics.