Why Buy Modern Art?

Why Buy Modern Art?

Some people are scared of modern art. They look at artwork, statue, or set up, and they don’t know what this implies. Sometimes, they don’t even know what it’s all about. Since it is too scary that they even afraid to try modern art themselves.

However, there are many factors to buy art and decorate the house, and very few factors to be frightened of it. Once you understand the modern art activity, you’ll be able to prevent worry and instead appreciate this method of concept.

Find a Piece that Fits Your Space in your home or office

When you select to buy art, you’ll have to be able to discover the item that best suits your area and your way of life before you purchase. Modern art comes in all colors, types, and is made out of a number of components. Whether you’re looking for artwork, a statue, a collection, or something else, you’ll be able to discover today’s artisan who makes what you need.

In addition, contemporary art deals with all sorts of subjects. Sometimes, you’ll have to research a work to find out what it’s about. However, it’s often pretty clear what the artist is trying to say. If you find a piece that says something you agree with, then you can buy that craft it not only matches your decor but your ideals as well.

Get to Know Local Artists

Buying contemporary art is a great way to learn about and even get to know a local, artist. Many of the people who make contemporary art might even live in your city or town, but you are not aware about them unless you look for new art for your walls.

Once you begin your look for, though, you found yourself accepted into a group of performers who want to tell you about their performance. Most performers are satisfied to discuss to clients, and will describe whatever you want to know about their performance, their procedure, and more. You might even discover one of these individuals becoming a companion.

If you’re looking for an item that enhances your area, matches your individuality and that comes from an artisan you can get to know, and then you don’t have to look forward to other country art. Choose a collection near you, or look at one on the internet. You can consider art gallery websites that allow users to showcase and exhibit their contemporary art to the viewers at massive scale. There are several art galleries that offer best option to exhibit large sculpture and abstract painting for sale over the website. Online buying of the paintings is the best and fastest way. In this present era of modern technology people don’t go outside to buy anything, they surf web even for the small thing.

Author says don’t be fussy, while choosing the modern art until you discover exactly what you’re looking for. Check out our affordable art, by viewing our online art gallery. Visit to http://www.ArtWorkGalore.com/ and you will find varieties of modern art and paintings like Abstract painting, wall decor etc.

Popular Pop Art and Modern Art with Collectors

Popular Pop Art and Modern Art with Collectors

Modern Art and Pop Art are some of today’s most coveted styles of art according to collectors and novices who are interested in reprints that they can hang on the walls of their homes and offices.  These two types of art have become the favorite choice for many art collectors and people who just love art and enjoy using these attractive pieces decorating their homes or offices. 

Since the rigorous Modern Art movement during the late nineteenth century, many people have fallen in love with and have respected the Modern Art pieces of famous artists such as Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Paul Cezanne, Georges Seurat, and Vincent van Gough. Skipping along the edge of reality and the morals of that era, these artists used experimentation to create art in a fresh, exciting way.


Continuing to support the Modern Art movement in the early twentieth century, Henri Matisse, Andrew Derain, and Maurice de Vlaminck used bright, multi-colored landscapes, bold shapes, and created paintings that represented an alternate reality artistic Paris. Matisse took lead in leaning towards the abstract side of Modern Art, rather than realism and painted pieces that would extract emotion from those who viewed his pieces such as joy, sadness, regret, etc.


Pablo Picasso, who was easily one of the most famous artists of the Modern Art era was influenced into the Modern Art culture early on and later, he experimented with an idea by Cezanne. Cezanne promoted the theory of Cubism, which stated that all nature could be depicted using only spheres, cones and cubes. One piece in particular, “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, (1907) was a spectacular creation by Picasso. This particular picture showed several prostitutes in a brothel that looked something like wild animals or strange creatures wearing tribal masks rather than women. The innovation he used in that painting led to further development of the Modern Art, Cubism.


During the 1950’s, Pop Art surfaced in the United Kingdom as a retort to Modern Art. The movement crossed into the 1960’s, fueled by wild, dramatic colors, bold lines, and true-to-reality interpretations of drugs, life, and culture.


Pop Art took reality into consideration and artists depicted their views on life through these pieces and portrayed media and life events. Pop Art artists “poked fun” at culture and turned modern commodities into sardonic commentaries. Alongside Warhol, Pop Art’s artists included Peter Max, Jasper Johns, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg, and many others.


Despite Pop Art being created as a result of Modern Art, most art collectors take pride in collecting both styles of art, and both are highly sought after not only by collectors, but individuals and Galleries.  But in order to get the best pieces, art collectors and art lovers must do the research needed in order to get the real pieces and not reprints or fake ones.  Sure, researching into the origins of any particular piece of art and studying the styles of certain artists takes time but it is something you need to do in order to make sure that you are getting is the real deal and not a fake.

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What Is Modern Art?

What Is Modern Art?
As a non-artist, when I think of modern art, I think of art that has recently been created, and trying to think in a larger scope of history, I think of recent as in the last 100 years. In many ways, this is correct, but not completely. In the art world, different art styles are referred to as -isms. This probably sounds familiar from an old college humanities class. You probably learned about Naturalism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and more. Well, some of these -isms are major category heads, with many sub-isms beneath them, and that is true with Modernism.

Modernism was an all encompassing movement that takes in other movements as well. Modernism took place during the first part of the 20th century, and though sub-categories under Modernism may be quite different from each other, they do hold in common the rejection of Naturalism and Academicism, both styles which followed rigid rules of painting that could be taught in school, and that closely resembled the natural world. Instead Modernists favored experimental art.

The modern world was changing, so art needed to change as well. Modern art would explore the new modern world, and artists chose to do this in various ways. But regardless of the form of expression chosen, all forms are an exploration of each artist’s own vision of life in their own way. Some of the sub-isms of Modernism, and what they explore, include: Expressionism which explores emotions and states of the mind, Constructivism which concentrates on social function, Surrealism tries to express the unconscious mind, and Cubism which explores the nature of representation.

These are just a few of the trends encompassed by Modernism, some are quite different, and others overlap with each other, but to all these artists, art became a way to discover truth, whether it be a modern truth of Futurism, or a universal truth of Suprematism. They all tried, I their own way, to seek answers to fundamental questions about the nature of art and human experience.

Modernism lasted about three quarters through the 20th century, and by the 1970’s, modern artists were moving onto Post Modernism. Surprisingly, it was architects who took the lead in the development of Post Modernism, but much of the Post Modern visual art is a criticism of modern society.

Understanding a bit about Modernism and Post Modernism is helpful when discussing modern art. Plus, it is good to be familiar with the lingo of the art world, to use it correctly, especially to avoid confusion when talking with experts.

So back to the question of what is modern art? To the non-artist, all art created in the last 100 years is modern art, because modern refers to the present, or recent times. Modern art, in my mind, includes all of these -isms. Modern art does not directly resemble the subject, but is abstract. It is more difficult to understand but sometimes understanding is a mute point, the art is to be enjoyed.

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The Modern Art Movements

The Modern Art Movements
“What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.”
-Octavio Paz

The Modern Art movements can be said to have begun in the mid 19th century. Up until this point, the artists of the world focused their artwork on realistic depictions of the world around them. They made their living solely on commission work, government sponsorship, and exhibitions chosen by government officials. Needless to say, a change was about to come. Insisting that there was more to express and teach through art was not only an artistic movement, but a social development as well.

The first group dedicated to this change were the Impressionists in Paris, circa 1860. The term was coined by a Claude Monet painting called Impression, Sunrise. The artists belonging to the movement were the same artists who had been rejected by the Academie des Beaux-Arts–the largest art institute in France. This indeed caused tension, and upon exhibition in 1863, it also caused the beginning of the movement. The impressionists concentrated on the light of objects in painting and the change of light over time. They insisted that painters should paint with natural light, concentrating on landscapes and scenes of daily life.


Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Frederic Bazille, Edgar Degas, Gustave Caillebotte, Edouard Manet, Elena Filatov, Peter Severen Kroyer and the American Mary Cassatt.


Comes from the French word ‘fauve’ meaning wild animal. This movement, first exhibited in 1905 took inspiration from Impressionism. At the time, Vincent Van Gogh , Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne had taken Impressionism to its limits. Teetering on the brink were the Fauvists who used astounding color in its most bold form. Henri Matisse who sought to create “art to delight” is thought to be the leader of this movement. Although it wasn’t long lasting, it was an interesting movement, based more on aesthetic than philosophy.


Albert Marquet, Andre Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, Giovanni Giacometti and Henri Matisse.


Began in Germany around 1905 and lasted throughout the thirties. Dark and emotional, the goal of Expressionists was to express their view of reality through distortion. Not the most gleeful movement of all, but very poignant. Two groups of artists contributed. One in Dresden called Die Bruecke meaning the bridge, and one in Munich calledDer Blaue Reiter,meaning The Blue Rider. One of the most famous pieces of the movement is The Scream by Norweigen Edvard Munch–an excellent example of the inner artist coming to life through his work.


Die Bruecke– Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, American Mark Rothko, Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, Franz Marc, August Macke, Gabriele Münter, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Alexei Yavlensky, Egon Schiele, Chang Shi-Jun, and Heribert Elzer

Art Nouveau

Is a French term meaning New Art. The movement began in 1880 and lasted through 1910. It was very popular in its time and became a worldwide phenomenon. The Germans called it Jugendstil, the Italians Liberty, the Austrians Sezessionsstil and the Spanish Arte joven. A highly decorative and intricate style of curves and organics, it spread to architecture, sculpture, furniture, and jewelry.


Gustav Klimt, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Alphonse Mucha

Art Deco

In the 1920s and 1930s was a reaction to Art Nouveau in that it counteracted with strong geometrics and symmetry. Less of art and more of architecture and design, this movement brought on skyscrapers and high rise buildings.


Tamara DeLempicka, Georgia O’Keeffe


Was initiated by Pablo Picasso from Spain. Its subjects were broken and reassembled in strange and abstract ways. Fragmentation through geometric forms expressed painting in an entirely new way. Depth isn’t shown in this art form, instead, planes of indistinguishable area. This was the beginning of truly avant-garde and abstract art.


Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques, Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Juan Gris and Lyonel Feininger.


Began in 1924 strangely enough by a poet named Andre Breton who focused on the unconscious, the importance of dreams, and the psyche in art form. Surrealism spread as a cultural, artistic, and intellectual movement. It’s artists included self proclaimed communists, feminists, atheists, and anarchists. They claimed a sense of transcendentalism, and focused on a more true means of life through the unconscious. Their work was highly criticized by journalists, but gained a cult following that still endures today. One of the most intriguing and still popular movements in art.


Salvador Dali, the Italian Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Yves Tanguy, Rene Margritte and the Russian Marc Chagal


Art, fathered by Wassily Kandinsky is better viewed than explained. Vivid colors, indiscernible shapes, and depiction of anything but natural and worldly objects are characteristic of this style.

Constructivism (1915) and De Stijl (1917) were parallel movements which took abstraction into sculpture and architecture. Abstraction, or non-figurative form, is a widely used term and still a much utilized form of art. In modern design, abstract art is often chosen to for wall coverings by designers and art consultants.


Wassily Kandinsky Beate Emanuel, Emilie Gerard, Spencer Lee, Escha Van den Bogerd, Silverio Dominguez, Milene De Kleijn, Vincent Mond, Ingrid Thaler and Piet Mondrian

Pop Art

Was a reaction to the impersonal and too elite form of abstract art. American and British artists of the mid 20th century felt it was time to bring art back to the everyday life of ordinary people. Andy Warhol was the carpenter of the Pop Art movement and serigraphy or screen printing was his tool of choice. He used everyday images of kitchen items, or movie stars faces to bring this movement to life. Comic books, advertisements, and album covers boasted pop art. Although the idea behind the movement was a good one, Pop art or Popular art has been heavily criticized for blurring the lines between fine art and mass produced art.


Andy Warhol, Jaspar Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Georg Segal, Wayne or James Rosenquis

Every Modern Art movement has something to teach us. These are such brief explanations of subjects that could be discussed and debated incessantly. What an interesting past has lead to our present day. And what interesting people have paved the way.

Breiana Cecil of OverstockArt.com graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design and in Studio Art. Breiana is an avid enthusiast of the art and design world and intends on continuing her contribution to the industry. Talk to Breiana on the ArtCorner Blog today!

Differentiating Pop Art from Modern Art

Differentiating Pop Art from Modern Art

Some of the world’s most popular art forms among collectors, fans and novices today are Pop Art and Modern Art. These two forms of art are typically found widely around the globe in homes and in personal collections as well as in museums and galleries more than all other forms of art combined. Because Pop Art and Modern Art can be found in a variety of styles and mediums, anyone can find the right piece to accentuate their home of office as long as they know what they are looking for.


Unfortunately, there are many people who do not know the difference between the two art styles, and many believe them to be the same, though this is not the case.  It takes time to learn the differences between the two and to recognize one from another, but once you have learned this you will feel that it was not that difficult after all.

The Pop Art movement began during the mid 1950’s in Britain, and later moved to the United States near the end of the 1950’s. Pop Art is created using reality and familiar objects and sights as inspiration, but puts the realistic item in an unusual place or changes it in a way that is not all that common or not widely known. Pop Art is known for bright colors and paintwork, strong, bold lines, and sometimes used in the design of comic books, advertisement, and consumer goods.


Giving off emotions and attitude, and representing pop culture, Pop Art was considered controversial and non-artistic when it was first created. Now more accepted, Pop Art is highly coveted my art lovers and collectors.


Completely different from Pop Art, Modern Art focuses on a specific era in time between the 1860’s, and the 1970’s. Modern Art is represented by ‘mood’ or the emotion it inflicts on the viewer, depicting sadness, joy, love, regret, etc. This line of art ‘doesn’t follow the rules’, and is viewed as abstract art. Artists of Modern Art used this method to express themselves and portray specific events, people, and the way they viewed every day life in their artwork.


Modern Art created today may use the same style and mediums of the original Modern Art, but now it is mostly referred to as contemporary or postmodern art. You can’t truly call a piece ‘modern art’ unless it was created in the time frame of the early 1860’s and late 1970’s. True, original art with the Modern art style is still very sought after, though it may not be worth as much.


Both types of art, modern art, and Modern Art are extremely popular these days, though both are completely different. In fact, Modern Art was created as a rebel result to modern art. Collectors worldwide crave both types for their collections, and novice collectors should be able to tell the difference between the two.


Now you can also use the Internet as a valuable tool for your research and your learning process on Modern Art and Pop Art.

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Art in Modern China

Art in Modern China


It was a missed blessing and we are still now trying to really capture and grasp the consequences. After the cultural revolution, the Chinese people yearned for some form of freedom, some sort of narrative that would in many ways give leeway to the suppressed feelings which culture have suffered under Mao.

First the curators are Germans, in the opening of the Chinese National Museum, which sends a clear message of their own insecurities. The exhibition is a mix of the Chinese recreation of the history and glories of the Party while worshiping the western ways with the title “the celebration of the European Enlightenment”. The construction took 11 years, and often interrupted as the party could not agree which path to take. This is dichotomy that is now deep in the modern Chinese zeitgeist.

One may agree or disagree with his cultural stands, but no one can deny that he had a clear vision; Mao The Leader, Mao the Sun that shines over China. They are unsure which way to go. Perhaps the explanation lies in precisely the lack of any cultural value that was left after Mao. All that succeeded after that can hardly be expressed in one line or perhaps it can be better described as many have already expressed, a lie, a fairy tale made of cement, glass and steel.

The museum architects, also Germans, have made comments how the Regime main concern; was that the museum was built as the biggest as far as the size; not the cultural or artistic value. The new museum also reflects another Sino – German passion for the massive structures to celebrate the conquest of power.

This is a problematic and dangerous mix that history has shown the dire outcomes when the people are subjected to these ideals but the Germans do share with Chinese, similar values; the worship of order and power. The museum is located far from the common people, and they will also be far from any contact to the art there presented.

Outside, one may witness the ever so far reaching and ominous presence of the army with clinically chosen soldiers marching outside the museum in the German designed choreography to display of military order and power, now made in China.The National Museum is in many ways may best represent the present Chinese modern culture; a vast blank space, meticulously guarded, lavishly built for the few which is likely to remain empty, most of the time, for except of the selected tours or foreign visitors that may come to admire the new Chinese wealth. Inside the most acclaimed object is described as “precious national treasures” is the famous Deng’s cowboy hat used in a rodeo while visiting the US.