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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