Contemporary art is the art of today, produced in the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st century.Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world.
Have you read the pages on impressionism or surrealism? These are art movements or specific art styles, typically popular during certain periods. Artists in a particular movement created paintings and sculptures with similar characteristics, as they believed the role of art was to encourage people to look at the world in a certain way. For example, surrealistic art includes the use of everyday objects or events portrayed in a dreamlike way.
Since the early 1960s, few new art movements have fallen into neat categories like impressionism and surrealism. Today's art is called contemporary art. Contemporary artists are living and creating art now. contemporary'' means ''now'' or '' present day.''
Like our society, art has become more diverse. Instead of participating in art movements, contemporary artists create pieces that reflect their opinions, philosophies, and styles. They often try to get people to think about current events or ideas in new ways. Let's look at some examples of contemporary art.