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Contemporary Art

03/13/2019, 2:31 PM
Contemporary Art

In the concept of "contemporary art", everyone puts something of their own. But its chronological framework remains generally accepted - from the 1960s. up to this day. Let's talk about how it differs from the art of previous eras.

Classical art was guided by the motto of Dr. Faust: “A moment, you are beautiful, last, wait!”. However, from ancient times there were masters of the brush who gave all power to the imagination, and over time, in the trends of art, such a thing turned out to be stronger than Goethe's Faust. The artists began to search for new meanings and went into modernism, and the public, looking at their works, increasingly began to wonder: what did the artist want to say? The artists, meanwhile, were mysteriously silent, from time to time giving out more and more stunning masterpieces.

 So contemporary art began to form its own reality, and not reflect the existing one. The era of modernity has arrived. However, Art Nouveau soon began to seem not so modernist, and by the second half of the 20th century, it began to look archaic altogether. The new fashion was given the name contemporary art, contemporary art, which sounds the same in all languages ​​(globalization is the same). 

Damien Hirst, A Child's Dream. 2008.
Damien Hirst, God Knows Why. 2014.
Damien Hirst, Wonderful Journey 2013.

Let's name the most notable artists of contemporary art.

Damien Hirst is called none other than the enfant terrible of British art. His creative career started in the 1990s, in the art group Young British Artists. He immediately earned a reputation as an art hooligan, exhibiting sharks in an aquarium with formaldehyde in art galleries, or a skull decorated with diamonds with the name For the Love of God. However, the outrageousness justified itself, his objects of contemporary art are bought and bring Hirst a considerable profit.

One of the most prominent figures in contemporary art is the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. She was born in 1929, and from a young age, she paints vivid paintings and creates interesting installations and sculptures. Living within the walls of a psychiatric hospital, she, nevertheless, is one of the most prominent figures among contemporary artists. Her works of contemporary art are bought for millions of dollars.

German artist Gerhard Richter is a master of modern painting. His abstract paintings seem to cry, he creates picturesque canvases inspired by black and white photography. Richter is the author of well-selling contemporary art and is among the leading artists in Germany.

Yayoi Kusama, Annihilation room. 2002.
Yayoi Kusama, Mirror room of infinity - Love forever. 1996.
Yayoi Kusama, Consequences of destroying eternity. 2009.

The most remarkable thing about modern art is that it is polyphonic, not reducible to uniform standards, modern artists enthusiastically master new technologies and multimedia, but masters who traditionally paint oil paintings are no less successful. Whatever technique the authors of art objects prefer, their work reflects time and modernity.

You can get acquainted with the works of contemporary artists and buy online works of contemporary art at online gallery Jose Art Gallery.

Gerhard Richter, Symphony of Light. 2007.
Gerhard Richter, Woods (5). 2005.