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Popularity of Modern Art through History
Created sometime between the 1860’s and the 1970’s, Modern Art demonstrates the styles and beliefs of that time period. The artists that created most of the Modern Art were artists who tended to experiment with a wide variety of mediums, and pull away from those more commonly used strategies. Met with controversy from society, Modern Art was created to induce certain emotions and feelings form those who viewed it. The shock of this new strategy wore off with time and became more accepted in the public eye, such as Pop Art did, and began to encourage and induce new artists.
Old customs tossed aside, modern artists created new ways of construing ideas, whilst Pop Art stayed closer to home with familiar, more comfortable visions. Artists looked at Modern Art as a challenge, and used unusual mediums to create visually striking art that leaned towards abstract. A phenomenon in art history during the Modern Art era, many artists still try to re-create this art form, but refer to it more as contemporary or postmodern art.
“The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gough is one of the best known Modern Art pieces of that time. Revolutionized, artists of both modern and Pop Art created outstanding paintings with multicolored landscapes and distorted figures. Some artists seemed to be taken by nude paintings, and society criticised this ‘new’ Modern Art, not really understanding or bothering to understand the meaning behind it.
Modern Art did gain popularity over time though, and today it is one of the most acclaimed styles. These treasured jewels can be found and viewed in Museums and Galleries, and maybe if you’re lucky enough, you might get the chance to view a private collection.
Modern Art is sold every day to thousands of customers, traded and bought, and though its now hard to find an original piece, some paintings are priced way up in the thousand dollar range, and art collectors will pay top dollar to complete a collection.
Buyers planning to indulge in Modern Art masterpieces should learn all they can about the opportunities and risks available. Working in a museum will provide many opportunities on learning, but if that’s not in a buyer’s ability, online research can help too. But remember not to trust or believe everything you read to avoid scams. It is a good idea to browse through many different websites and gather information from trusted sources. Textbooks on Modern Art will never lie, so buyers could also find valuable information there.
The most important thing to remember: Research, know how to decode original artwork from reprints, and learn where to find artwork in your taste. While you may not have the cast to treat yourself to original art and rather take a reprint, it is still very important to know which is which. The time you spend on your research will certainly save you lots of money in the end, as you will get the best pieces without the risk of getting reprints instead of original work.
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