Guide to contemporary art or how to understand the incomprehensible!
Styles in art have no clear boundaries, they smoothly transform one into another and are in continuous development, mixing . Within the framework of one historical artistic style, a new one is always born, and that, in turn, passes into the next. Many of them exist at the same time and therefore there is no “pure style”.
Contemporary art is not a direction, not a genre or a style. This is what is happening now, and is the object of study. Time boundaries are blurred. The authors of contemporary art with the help of the “object” created by them, explain to us what our world is like now, and do it with the help of various means of expression, be it painting or installation. Works of living artists - this is a story about how they feel our time. So let's see what styles and trends exist now.
If these are colored squiggles and spots, as if the artist had painted paint wholeheartedly, then this is abstract expressionism. Masters of abstract impressionism were - Jackson Polok, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Franz Cline, Lee Krasner.
If this is a urinal, just turned upside down, for example, (as the artist Marcel Duchamp called “The Fountain”), then this is definitely ready-made. Representatives were - Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, Juan Miro.
If you see on the picture something blurry or spreading,then it is most likely surrealism. Outstanding surrealists were - Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst.
When you can not understand that in front of you is a picture drawn by an artist or a photograph captured by a photographer, that means hyperrealism. Representatives of hyperrealism were: Chuck Close, Richard Estes, Charles Bell.
We sincerely hope that through this article, modern art will become a little clearer and closer to you!