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Contemporary Art & Its Soothing Effects On The Soul

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It’s hard to pinpoint one reason for the feelings we get as we appreciate art. Picasso once said: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” and the passionate Dostoyevsky wrote in his acclaimed novel, The Idiot, that “beauty will save the world.”

Another impressive quality is that, regardless if we’re in front of an original or a print, we can still feel those same powerful emotions. Contemporary art is not about understanding what the painter meant to produce on the canvas, it’s about contemplating those aesthetically pleasing efforts while letting yourself feel the emotions within.

Whether in the form of contemporary wall art, contemporary art prints, contemporary art decor – originals or reproductions – the message behind those pieces is one we can relate to. These artists were born in the last generations and they see the world much like we do. They can feel our same postmodern frustrations and glimpses of daily happiness. They were witnesses to some of humanity’s most challenging social, political, and civil rights movements and, just like us, were impressed by them. Sometimes it comes in the form of:

  • A can of soup
  • A comic book strip
  • A black-and-white photograph
  • A mass media ad
  • Asymmetrical yet stunning lines and geometrical forms

Some contemporary artists go the extra mile with their viewers. From modest expressions such as nameless paintings and minimal contents to the more provoking, viral, and challenging displays of art – their goal is to connect with your emotions in a more intricate, powerful, and particular fashion. The best way to dive into that artistic well is to let go of reason and of your traditional concepts of what can and cannot be considered as art. Instead, just unplug yourselves from your predefined realities and surrender to the invigorating assault on the senses – otherwise known as contemporary art.

You may still be asking yourself, “So how can I best appreciate art?” Our best advice is not to fall victim to the Semmelweis reflex – a natural human tendency which rejects new ideas in contradiction to the generally accepted beliefs. It’s not easy, but next time you visit a contemporary fine arts gallery try not to think about it rationally. Furthermore, no two people will feel the same way about the same expression of art – and that is completely fine. Because there is no right artistic interpretation, but rather, a collection of evoked feelings spread amongst a wide spectrum of human responses – much like everything else in our lives.

Contemporary Art For Sale

Nieto Fine Arts offers avante garde original and reproduced paintings from John Nieto, a highly respected and sought after Native American contemporary artist. Visit our virtual gallery to see his works and those of the many other talented artists we’re proud to represent.