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Thoughts Of Art In The Modern World

The use of the words contemporary art can be explained as any style of artwork that has been created today or since the end of World War II. The painters that try to make these paintings use many different media and techniques. They hope to use the artistic process and and with it their self-expression into new ground. Therefore the art in the twenty first century is being used to connect with the people in ways that may be unusual to those who see it.

In order for these artists to achieve the aims that they have created for themselves they take a lot of different sources for their inspiration. This usually includes the use of themes from their ethnic heritage, popular culture, events in the political arena, models from classical times, and deeply sensitive experiences. In this way they can show how they see the world in which thgey live, whether it be wonderful, hieous, or have an edge of cruelty. So they can show other people what they have felt.

One form, of art, that today's art uses is the permanent marking, or tattooing, of the body. In this manner a lot of individuals have been able to find the chance to show their inner feelings, thoughts, desires, or ideas. Others though ocassionally disagree about whether or not this type of art can truly be considered in any way artistic and therefore look at those who have tatoos unfavorably. But then again, making a controversial statement is in some ways one of the aims that many artists wish to achieve.Another medium that is used in this modern age to express one's artistic side is photography. The pictures taken through the lens of a camera can often be made to fit the photographer's whim or idea of the abstract.

Other pictures are often taken when the photographer is in the right place at the right time. Therefore allowing that person to capture a profound and moving event for posterity's sake.Another way to express oneself is one that has been around for many years, including the classical one, is the use of pigments to make any sort of painting that comes to the mind of the artist. Therefore it is the act of painting a scene on canvas, paper, or any other medium with water-based, oil, or acrylic paints. The images that are depicted can range from a simple and innocent still life to representations that are a bit disturbing to those that see them. Drawing has also been used to capture many modern images. Thus what the eye sees the hand of the artist can reproduce through the lines that are drawn on a page. Also that which ends up being the finished painting is filtered through the unique perspective of the painter that makes it and so shows their creativity and thoughts on the painting.

Sculpture also is another medium whose practitioners have found new ways of showing what they need to with the people around them. The materials used in the making of their work can include plastic, metal, marble, wood, or anything else that would lend itself to the vision of the individual that is held in the creative process.Art in the twenty first century then is rich in new ideas and new ways of expression. The artists that are compelled to make these works do so in the hope of enriching the world they live in by the messages within them.


David Tatham, fine picture dealer for more than quarter of a century, has an extensive knowledge of Sir William Russell Flint's biography. Signed, prints and drawings can be seen and purchased from the website. http://www.russellflint.net

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