Our contemporary paintings
About Contemporary Paintings
Contemporary Paintings can be defined variously as painting produced at this present point in time or
painting produced since World War II. The definition of the word contemporary would support the first view, but museums of contemporary
paintings commonly define their collections as consisting of art produced since World War II. Contemporary
Paintings can sometimes seem at odds with a public that does not feel that art and its institutions share its values.
In Britain in the 1990s contemporary art became a part of popular
culture, with artists becoming stars, but this did not lead to a hoped
for "cultural utopia". A common concern since the early part of the 20th century is the question of what constitutes art. This concern can be seen running through the "modern" and "postmodern" periods. The concept of avant-garde may come into play in determining what art is taken notice of by galleries, museums, and collectors. Serious art is ultimately exceedingly difficult to distinguish definitively from art that falls short of that designation.
Contemporary Paintings - Handmade Canvas Art Reproductions