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Contemporary Art and the Impact of Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism, Action Painting and Contemporary Art

Long hailed as the leader in modern art, Paris would take 2nd place to New York during the emergence of a new contemporary art movement that flourished in the 40’s and 50’s. Many European artists fled Europe to escape political unrest and fascist regimes in the 1930’s, bringing with them strong Surrealist ideologies and methods. Surrealism with its focus on the unconscious, would inspire American artists and encourage artistic experimentation with myths and symbols that is inherent in Abstract Expressionism. Continue reading Contemporary Art and the Impact of Abstract Expressionism

The History of Abstract Art

Various Cultures and their Interpretations of Abstract Art

Throughout the centuries, the creation, depiction, representation and evolution of art has depended heavily on a culture’s beliefs, daily lifestyle, religious convictions and natural resources. For example, artists in China, Japan, India and Europe enjoyed access to metal, good clay, brushes and pigments. This allowed them to develop more elaborate techniques that created concise illusions of natural things and spiritual concepts. Adversely, in Africa and Oceania where the limitation of materials and harsh climatic conditions created barriers for artists, artistic and spiritual themes were often represented through symbolism and idols that related to concepts. Continue reading The History of Abstract Art

Development of Fauvism and Its Influences

Development of Fauvism and Its Influences

Developed in France during the 20th century, Fauvist Style Art combines simplified form with exaggerated colors to display more profoundly the deeper sentiments of a painting. Fauvists believe that color should describe how an object looks and simultaneously display the feelings an artist has about it’s painting. Continue reading Development of Fauvism and Its Influences

How to Mix Contemporary Art into Your Home

Decorating with Wall Art

Contemporary artwork can add an undercurrent of energy to any home, but many people with more traditional furnishings may be reluctant to take the plunge. That’s too bad, because mixing contemporary artwork with traditional décor is a lot easier than you may think – and it can add a welcome burst of color and energy that can help your entire room feel more focused and alive. Continue reading How to Mix Contemporary Art into Your Home

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?