Contemporary art is the art of today, produced in the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st century. In its most basic sense, the term contemporary art refers to art—namely, painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, and video art—produced today. Though seemingly simple, the details surrounding this definition are often a bit fuzzy, as different individuals' interpretations of “today” may widely and wildly vary.
Contemporary art includes more than fifty types of art that have surfaced since the end of World War II. An important shift in the art world occurred when New York City replaced Paris as the center of the art world. Understanding contemporary art requires the study of many “isms” in six decades of art. The common denominator is that artistic talent must be recognized formally by the art world. Some contemporary artists reflect the influence of Modernism, including Impressionism, Surrealism, and Cubism, and others break away with Post-Modernism, including no connections to past art movements.
At Catterfly, we try to cover many “isms” of art with our expert Contemporary Artist - Ms Vipra Karkare. From Impasto technique to Palette Knife painting, from Gouache to finger painting, from landscape to portrait, we cover it all!