Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Artist Feature: Eric Bailey

A San Francisco Artist

Influential artist, Eric Bailey, specializes in abstract and contemporary art that critics have described as forward-thinking and inspirational. The son of creative parents, Bailey showed artistic aptitude early in life. He earned his B.A. from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he now lives and works. Continue reading Artist Feature: Eric Bailey

What Is a Giclée Print?

Contemporary Giclée  Reproductions Explained

contemporary giclee printsA Giclée print is made with an ingenious process that’s similar to the one that a standard inkjet printer uses to spray or squirt ink. This process preserves the hues and color tones of the original image without using screens or other similar devices. You can print on many types of materials, including canvas and paper. The prints can be quite big – a meter wide or wider – and the light fast inks used can stay clear and true for over two decades.  Continue reading What Is a Giclée Print?

Modern Art vs. Contemporary Art: What’s The Difference?

A Lesson In Art History

contemporary art for salePopular culture often treats modern art and contemporary art as synonyms. But each school boasts unique facets. However, unless you’re an art history buff, you may struggle to distinguish the boundary between modern and contemporary art. This brief guide clarifies the differences. Continue reading Modern Art vs. Contemporary Art: What’s The Difference?

Fauvism in Art

John Nieto – The Contemporary Fauvist

Fauvist style artFauvism was a French avant-garde movement in the early twentieth century that attempted to break from impressionism and other traditional methods. The Fauvist style of art is often characterized by bold, undisguised brushstrokes and vibrant colors. Henri Matisse and André Derain lead the movement, and signs of Fauvism in the art world persisted for about a decade. However, historians often designate 1904–1908 as the most active period for the movement. Many artists used Fauvism as a transitional stage before moving on to styles like Cubism. Continue reading Fauvism in Art

How to Start an Art Collection on a Budget

Collecting Contemporary Art

One of the most enjoyable and fulfilling aspects of owning a home or renting an apartment is embellishing it with your personal style. Displaying giclee prints, paintings, sculptures, and other artwork you love creates a unique and welcoming atmosphere for guests and housemates alike. Continue reading How to Start an Art Collection on a Budget