art means anything that is current or any art that is
being produced now in this day and age. Typically that can be
anywhere from the late 20th century (the 60's
and 70's) into the present day being early 21st
as any contemporary original painting ages it loses its title as
being contemporary modern day art
and falls into the "historical" category.
Gratuitous Girl (SOLD)
Contemporary art by Carl (CAKUart)
The thing I find slightly ironic about "modern art" (1800's to 1900's) is that
its categorised as "art history" by a consensual
agreement between art critics.
Modern art has also been regarded as art that has been produced by artists no longer living. But... that's not to say that
modern art can't be art produced by an artist still living and
for whom was involved in the modern art era.
Contemporary original art has often been classified as art that has not yet reached the "historical status"
that is associated with
modern art, but will more than likely be recognised as
being so eventually.
So does that mean I'm "polishing my trophies" in front of you
and bragging that I'm the next big thing by filing some of my
work in a "contemporary" category?
No not really at least that is not my intention.
to help you, with your permission of course, to appreciate and understand the definitions of art in order to develop a greater confidence and appreciation for knowing what you like.
Most contemporary artists of today will fall into the "post-modern" category as apposed to the
"modern art" category based on the idea that they will
eventually be regarded as artists of historical value.
I've heard it said that contemporary art work is somewhat of a continuation of the modern art area, which is actively posing new questions, exploring new paths and searching for different definitions in art.
I suppose in some respects contemporary could mean a transition period before a new movement is about to take place.