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The word "contemporary" commonly means "what is of our time", the contemporary world is, by definition, the one in which we live.

Strictly speaking, the term “contemporary art” refers to art made and produced by artists living today.



Whether influenced or based on performance art, pop art, minimalism, conceptual art, visual art or video, contemporary painters draw on an endless variety of materials, sources and of styles to create art.

Today's artists work in a culturally diverse, technologically evolving and multifaceted global environment.

Technological advances, although they transform the very notion of painting, open unexpected avenues for artists and a whole world of new



Before art concerned a circle of initiates; with the multiplicity of media, knowledge of works and artists has spread to become part of

our daily landscape.



Contrary to the belief many people, contemporary art has its own reading grid .

Few things are due to chance.

The contemporary artistic approach is based on a reflection: The movement has challenged artists to place more emphasis on the process of artistic creation rather than on the end product.


Working in a wide range of mediums, contemporary painters often reflect and comment on modern society.



From an artistic point of view, contemporary art refers to anything that does not resemble classical art.

In front of a contemporary work of art, questions must come to mind:

-What does it mean ?,

-What is the artist referring to?,

-Why did you use Mathematics ? ,

-And so what is the goal?

Through his ideas, the contemporary painter transports viewers to another perception of the world.




One of the fundamental characteristics of contemporary art is, therefore, the abundant questioning it provokes, with no value judgment on the works (reserved for art historians and critics).

It questions the viewer.

Art is told and thus becomes playful and that is what appeals to contemporary art.


For Nathalie Heinich (author of: "the paradigm of contemporary art".) The presence of the artist downstream of the production of the work is another element of this new development.


Meeting the artist sometimes becomes essential both for the understanding and the valuation of the work, leading to an intellectualization of the work.


The challenge of this book and therefore of contemporary art lies in a conversion which could make pass from the intellect to the feeling of the work.


Nathalie Heinich reminds us in the very last lines of her book that a work of contemporary art has a “principle of pleasure that it is likely to provide”.



In contemporary art, The relationships between the different fields of art are increasingly close: pictorial, gestural, narrative, acoustic, and even mathematical.

the main artistic movements that mark the contemporary era include: the abstract painting, installation, land art, audiovisual art, electronic art, graffiti, conceptual art, postmodern art, urban art, body art, cyberart, slow art , visual art and many more.

The art contemporai n may end up as the theater the cinema or painting and you can mix genres to see a painter to an installation as part of a work of conceptual art ...

In short, contemporary art is all around us, in hundreds of forms. You just have to open your eye to notice it and enjoy it.

Contemporary art

Multiple representation

Understanding contemporaryart



In conclusion

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