Why Contemporary Art is considered cool?

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The term ‘art’ is known to depict the expression of an artist on the canvas or any other medium available. However, with the gradual evolution of varied forms of art come a series of different perceptions.

For example, in the pre-modern era, art was only a means to portray the devotion to deities, elite class people, and kings.  Also, in the pre-modern epoch, artists used to reflect the scenes from historic events and religious epics.

With the commencement of modernism, artists started putting emphasis on the idea of originality and freedom of thoughts. Post-modern or the contemporary style of art, on the other hand, rises at the base of the concept that “anyone can make art”. The democratisation of art is the ultimate foundation for the contemporary style.

Let’s go through a number of reasons that show why the contemporary form of art is cool:

1.    Challenges the expectations of people

The contemporary style of art is the art of our time. This means that in every piece of artwork, the contemporary artists challenge our perception of life and present the real picture of what’s happening around us.

2.    It stimulates our political and spiritual beliefs

A lot of contemporary paintings showcase the hypocrisy that flows through our political and societal environment. Along with this, contemporary paintings are also known to stimulate the creative flair, not just in the artist’s mind, but in the observers’ mind too.

3.    It excites creativity and innovation

The contemporary form of art is not created with a particular subject in mind but with an open thought process. This offers the artists an open view of how more innovation can be submerged in the paintings. From the observer’s point of view, contemporary paintings are best for a mental exercise. Since the contemporary form of art does not bound the observer with a defined theme, it becomes a creative challenge for the person seeing the painting to find the hidden interpretation.

4.    It appreciates and promotes diversity

Since the artists who carve contemporary paintings refuse to follow any conventional methods, it opens a broader mind set for observing the artwork without any shackles of beliefs.

Generally, a contemporary form of art always encourages the observers and the artists to explore other cultures too. In addition, the contemporary style also promotes diversity by not differentiating between right & wrong on the basis of what colour, race, sex or culture the artist belongs to.

5.    Aids us to learn from experience

Since the very foundation of this style of art is the representation or expression of how present time is, famous contemporary art helps us to take important lessons from our experience in the society.

Observers and in some cases the artists too, learn a great deal about themselves, thanks to the ever-appealing and expressive contemporary art.

6.    It opens up our mind

Seeing the artworks of stagnant themes and designs would rather not simulate your mind as much as the contemporary form.

Doctors have found in a study that seeing the contemporary form of art offers us a wider spectrum to look at things. A few experts also claim that contemporary art allows us to use our critical thinking behaviour in a much-enhanced manner.


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