Famous Abstract Contemporary Art Paintings

Famous Abstract Contemporary Art Paintings

Abstract Art came about in the last few centuries where artists sought to move away from pure realism painting and put in their own style and emotion into the subject of their painting. From the Renaissance and Baroque styles of almost photo-realistic paintings, abstract contemporary art began to become popular.

Romanticism, Impressionism and Expressionism followed on from the traditional art styles and started to allow artists to impress their own creativity. Such styles laid the foundations for the later art movements which are collectively referred to as Abstract art, in the modern era.

Post-Impressionism continued the change towards abstract art yet further, thanks to works by the likes of Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. Inspired by the likes of Paul Cezanne, Fauvism & Cubism were created, bringing famous artists like Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Wassily Kandinsky & Pablo Picasso to the public’s attention. Synthetic Cubism also followed. The Abstract Contemporary style that we have now was ready to be created at this point.

In Britain the first Abstract art exhibition was opened in 1935, with paintings by the likes of Piet Mondrian, Joan Miro, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson on display the following year at a more international event.

The attack on art by the Nazi party in the 1930s and 1940s forced some abstract artists to flee to America which resulted in the likes of Modernism, Late Modernism, American Modernism, and Surrealism starting to gain popularity, particularly in New York. These attempts to control art’s direction actually helped to spread communication of these new art movements to the rest of the world.

The 1950s to now have brought us the likes of Neo-Dada, Fluxus, Conceptual Art, Neo-expressionism, Installation art, Performance Art, Video Art and Pop art. Pop Art of course remains hugely popular today with the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein still selling well.

Modern Abstract Contemporary art styles include the likes of Abstract expressionism, Color Field, Lyrical Abstraction, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Sculpture, and Minimal Art, though new movements appear all the time, particularly with the influx of computer based artists, and different styles of digital art.

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Know About Contemporary Indian Art

Know About Contemporary Indian Art

The connection between India and Art dates back hundreds of years. Many art lovers are of the view, that Indian art forms are as old as the country itself. However, with the changing times, this association has refused to part ways. Till date, India is known for the exclusive piece of artworks it produces. This is the reason, why people around the world prefer Indian Art.

Indian Contemporary Art cannot be defined by the number of years it has gone through, because it still remains refreshing as anyone can think about. This in fact, one can easily say, as some of the best artists of the world are Indians. Credits goes to Jamini Roy, M.F Hussain, Amrita Shergill, Rameshwar Broota and many other eminent artists. These people have taken Indian Art to world stage and gave it recognition. Their works has mesmerized the whole world and still continues to do so.

Indian Contemporary Art is a true reflection of beauty. Indian Contemporary art is one part of art that departs from the ancient past and adopts the modern form without changing the essence of artistic practice. This is the reason that has made hundreds of people with artistic bent of mind come India and buys contemporary art. Some of them have even started to try their hands in contemporary painting on return. –says a source


Contemporary Art lovers of the world spend hundreds of dollars to buy works they admire. They buy work of art for their own collection or for public display. If you are one of them, there are many resources from where you can buy Indian Art. However, one needs to know certain things before buying any piece of art.


The advancement of science and technology, have made buying art an easy process. You don’t have to waste time and energy to search for the art you are looking for. All you need to do is visit search engines and type the piece of work you are looking for. The search engines will redirect you to commercial sites where you can buy Indian Art online.


When it comes to buying art online, one needs to know about art. Less knowledge about Indian art will be disastrous. One is easily convinced to buy replicas, termed as original pieces by fraud art sellers. It is preferable to gather some information about the work of art and authenticity of the art dealer before making any purchase.


It is best to buy art works from genuine art seller. This will help you get the original pieces of work even if they cost more. One can easily suspect the originality of art dealer when they sell exclusive artworks at unreasonably low price. It is worth nothing when you get a master piece, although it might be a bit costly. Nothing compares to the originality of a piece of art, if you are real art admirer.


These are some useful tips by which you buy original contemporary art online.


Abhimanyu Sinha, a known artist for his fascinating paintings, is a rising artist of Indian Contemporary art and the visual art, in India. He delivers variety of art in Indian art gallery from 3 years.

Contemporary Art Gallery Melbourne

Contemporary Art Gallery Melbourne

Australian art takes two forms – Aboriginal and Colonial. Any art collection depends on the taste of the individual collector but to have a rounded collection of Australian artwork, it would be a good idea to try and cover all historical bases.

Some of Australia’s most prolific colonial artists have risen from Victoria. The era just after the European settlement saw contemporary art in Australia go from a ‘European sense of light’ to ‘Australian sense of light’. The stylization changes ever so slightly so inflections of each European country can still be seen yet the subject matter starts to change and focus on the new and undiscovered land. It started with very heavily focused natural art – the new raw fresh countryside attracted a lot of naturally themed works of art from many new settler artists. Contemporary Art Gallery Melbourne captures these images and the development that follows.

As the settlers began to explore, the very early nature-based works of art became more focused on discoveries. The images began to focus heavily on natural discovery images, more rugged landscape and of course the aboriginals themselves. The Jackman Gallery Stockroom has a variety of images which show this transformation. From here art exhibitions began to become more and more popular – this could be because there was something now new and original to discover. The people in the towns and camps were intrigued by life outside of the settlement.

When the 20th century was reached we began to see the rise of Australian born artists, those who had lived their whole lives in the country and had no first hand memories of being elsewhere. It was over this period of time that style really developed and contemporary Australian art began what we know it today. It is this work that is mainly on show at the Contemporary Art Gallery Melbourne in The Jackman Gallery. Sculpture also began to rise in popularity and artists such as Bertram Mackennal, who was born in Melbourne, became iconic figures – he was famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of George V of the United Kingdom.

Contemporary Art In Russia

Contemporary Art In Russia
Art exhibitions and auctions which took place recently showed that Russian contemporary art is one of the most promising and dynamic emerging sectors of the world’s art market, and the exhibition “Counterpoint, Contemporary Russian Art” in the Louvre Museum (Paris, France) which started on October 14, 2010 and lasts until January 15, 2011 is another striking demonstration of this fact. The exhibition was organized by the National Center of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the Stella Art Foundation (on the Russian side) and the Louvre Museum (on the French side).

“Counterpoint, Contemporary Russian Art” is the first exhibition in the Louvre of Russian artists who are alive at the time of the exhibition, something which is particularly significant since the Louvre has no department dedicated to Russian art. Twenty Russian artists were chosen for inclusion by the curator, Marie-Laure Bernadac, and they include such famous contemporary artists as: AES+F (an art group that works in the genre of installation, photographs and sculpture); Vadim Zakharov (a representative of Moscow Conceptualism); Erik Bulatov (one of the founders of Soviet Pop Art movement); Blue Noses (an art group that developed the “national contemporary art” project); Avdeu Ter-Oganian (creator of the “Inspection, Medical Hermeneutics” art group) and others.

Another exhibition of Russian contemporary art, “Modernikon: Contemporary art from Russia,” was opened in Turin, Italy on September 23, 2010. This exhibition includes young but promising Russian artists. Last year in London a new foundation was established, “Calvert 22.” The main task of Calvert 22 is to present contemporary art and culture from Russia and Eastern Europe.

These exhibitions show Russian contemporary art to the rest of the world. However there are not so many places where Russian people can see contemporary art in Russia itself. The biggest contemporary art centers in Russia are: The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (established in 2008 in Moscow, in a building that was constructed in 1926 for the parking of public buses); The Moscow Center for Contemporary Art (opened in Moscow in 2007 in the building of an old brewery); The National Center for Contemporary Art (which was founded in 1992 with a head department in Moscow and 4 departments in other Russian cities); The “Pushkinskaya-10” Art Center (which began its work in 1989 in Saint Petersburg and is oriented towards noncommercial art).

Russia is the largest country in the world, with a long history and many traditions. Its influence on the world can’t be overrated and art is not an exception. If there is a Russian art exhibition in your city don’t miss it, and if you want to buy a piece of contemporary artwork you might want to take a look at Russian art.

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Fashion and Contemporary art

Fashion and Contemporary art

If Botticelli were alive today he’d be working for Vogue
-Sir Peter Ustinov-

Fashion and art always are in close relationship, and contemporary art is not an exception. What is more, with the popularization of contemporary art, the world of fashion became an art too. Luis Casablanca Migueles, a lecturer from the department of Drawing at the University of Granada in Spain, a country which is one of the fashion capitals of the world, has carried out a research project that analyses fashion as an artistic discipline; he considers fashion as “a plural phenomenon, one of the most important contemporary artistic disciplines.”

Now almost all popular and even famous luxury fashion brands collaborate with painters, illustrators, photographers and other artists from any movement in order to create new collections, make staggering and catchy adverts, update their catwalks or develop the concept of a fashion show to make it all unforgettable.

Fashion has always been influenced by art. Thus French fashion designer, Paul Poiret, who was the Picasso of the twentieth-century`s fashion world, employed artists and purchased their works, which was reflected in his models. Under the impact of art Lucien Vogel, the publisher of Jardin des Modes and La Gazette du Bon Ton, hired photographer Edward Steichen in 1911, in order to promote fashion as a fine art. And aren`t tubular dresses with square low necks and rounded cloche hats an echo of Cubism? In 1930, the late-futurist painter Lucio Venna drafted sketches for the advertisement of Ferragamo’ shoes. Gianni Versace used the works of Alighiero Boetti and Roy Liechtenstein in launching his collections.

These cases are by no means isolated examples. If anything the connection has only grown with the years. The Prada Foundation is going to build a 17,000 square meter museum in Milan, to exhibit artworks related to the existing Prada collection, cinema, design and architecture. The Trussardi Foundation set up a temporary exhibition at the Piazza del Duomo, in Milan, where there were shown videos and films of the most up-and-coming artists all over the world. Louis Vuitton launched a collection of bags together with the famous Takashi Murakami, in which the blush colors of Murakami’s bright and crazy characters brought new life to the classic design. There are further examples, too numerous to mention, that illustrate the tight-knit connection between the art and fashion worlds

Clothes are an important factor of human life, like an extra, changing skin that we wear at all times. Because of this, it is natural that we would want our appearance to show our individuality, and it is because of this that art goes to the assistance of fashion. Even if you’re not looking at the top luxury fashion brands, art will still influence your choices, from Burton snowboard designs to Jeremy Scott Adidas Originals.

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