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What exactly is contemporary Indian Art?

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In today’s time, art no doubt enjoys a wide network of in-depth study, distribution and perpetuation of all the artistic inheritance of mankind from the pre-historic time. But, there are some aspects of the Indian art which are not known to people who are new to the field. Being a layman, when we hear about the term artwork, the first thing that can come to anybody’s mind will be paintings and sculptures. However, artwork is a wide concept. There are different forms and styles art paintings and one such form i.e. Original contemporary Indian art, I came across sometime back. The word “contemporary art” piqued my curiosity to explore and know more about this form of artwork.

Image courtesy of Vijay Koul /

With little research on it I was able to find the desired answer to the question that raised my curiosity level.

Contemporary art means a form of art that has been and persists to be created during our life span.” The contemporary if you go by dictionary means “modern” and that’s the confusion creator. A good rule of thumb which I found to differentiate between the two terms was:

  1. Modern Art: A form of Art by the Impressionists (which came into existence around 1880 approximately) till 1960s or ’70s.
  2. Contemporary Art: A form of Art which came into being way back from 1960s or ’70s till this very moment that we are living.

In the nutshell, would say it is definitely too hard to put down in words about the emergent movements, which led to the creation of this unique form of art. In a simpler term, Contemporary art collectively is now much more socially cognizant in comparison to the previous era so far. Holistically this form of art from the last 30 years has been associated with either one or another social issue like feminism, multiculturalism, globalization, bio-engineering and dissemination of AIDS awareness among the common the populace, which artists have articulated very well through the medium of paintings.

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