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Contemporary paintings are a form of original artwork that showcase the creative vision and style of modern-day artists. These paintings are created using a variety of supports, including canvas, paper, wood, and metal. The materials used can range from traditional oil paints and watercolors to more unconventional materials like spray paint and mixed media. What makes contemporary paintings unique is their ability to push the boundaries of traditional painting techniques and challenge the viewer’s perception of what constitutes art. By experimenting with new forms, colors, and textures, contemporary painters are able to create works that are not only visually stunning but also emotionally resonant. Whether you’re drawn to abstract paintings that evoke a sense of mystery and intrigue or more realistic works that capture the beauty of the world around us, contemporary paintings offer a rich and diverse range of styles and subjects to explore.

Painting,  85x41 cm
Lady with Cross Painting, 85x41 cm
©1910 Arnold Böcklin Artist represented by Artmajeur Editions

Origins and History

Contemporary paintings have their roots in the early 20th century, when artists began to experiment with new styles and techniques. The period between the two world wars saw the rise of movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism, which challenged traditional notions of representation and emphasized the expressive potential of color, form, and texture. Important dates include the Armory Show of 1913, which introduced American audiences to European modernism, and the emergence of the New York School in the 1940s and 50s, which included artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. In the decades since, contemporary painting has continued to evolve and diversify, encompassing a range of styles and approaches, from figurative realism to conceptual abstraction. Important queries related to contemporary painting include questions about the role of technology, globalization, and identity politics in shaping artistic practice, as well as debates about the relationship between art and society.

Painting,  80x80 cm
ENTRE TEMPS Painting, 80x80 cm
©2024 Jean-Humbert Savoldelli

Evolutions of theses works the contemporary art market

Contemporary paintings have undergone a significant evolution in recent times. Artists have started to experiment with various mediums, techniques, and styles to showcase their creativity. The increasing use of technology has also played a significant role in shaping the contemporary art market. The use of social media and online platforms has made it easier for artists to reach a broader audience and display their work. The demand for contemporary paintings has also increased due to their uniqueness and ability to evoke emotions in the viewer. The importance of contemporary paintings in the art market is evident from the rising prices and sales records. The market for contemporary paintings is highly competitive, and artists are continually pushing the boundaries to create something new and exciting. The contemporary art market is evolving, and it will be interesting to see how it develops in the future.

Painting,  83x155 cm
Yellow Red Adventure L 1 Painting, 83x155 cm
©2020 Peter Nottrott

Related Famous Artists

  1. Banksy - A pseudonymous England-based street artist, political activist, and film director known for his satirical and subversive graffiti Artworks. Banksy’s works often comment on contemporary political and social issues, and his identity remains unknown.

  2. Yayoi Kusama - A Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation art, but is also active in painting, performance, film, and fashion. Kusama’s work is characterized by her use of bright colors, repetition, and patterns, and often explores themes of infinity and the cosmos.

  3. Takashi Murakami - A Japanese contemporary artist who works in fine art media, such as painting and sculpture, as well as commercial media, such as fashion and animation. Murakami’s work often references Japanese pop culture, and is characterized by his use of bright colors, cartoonish characters, and a "Superflat" aesthetic.

  4. Jeff Koons - An American artist known for his large-scale sculptures that often reference pop culture and consumerism. Koons’ work is characterized by his use of shiny, reflective surfaces and his appropriation of everyday objects.

  5. Gerhard Richter - A German contemporary artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, photography, and installation. Richter’s work often explores issues of memory, history, and representation, and his paintings often blur the boundaries between abstraction and representation.

  6. Anish Kapoor - An Indian-born British sculptor known for his large-scale public installations that often play with the viewer’s perception of space and form. Kapoor’s work is characterized by his use of reflective surfaces and his interest in exploring the nature of light and color.

  7. Ai Weiwei - A Chinese contemporary artist and activist known for his work in sculpture, installation, photography, and film. Ai’s work often comments on contemporary Chinese politics and culture, and his activism has led to his imprisonment and house arrest by the Chinese government.

  8. Cindy Sherman - An American photographer and filmmaker known for her self-portraits that explore issues of identity, gender, and representation. Sherman often uses costumes and makeup to transform herself into a variety of characters, from Hollywood starlets to aging socialites.

  9. Damien Hirst - An English artist known for his controversial works that often involve animals, human body parts, and pharmaceuticals. Hirst’s work is characterized by his interest in the themes of life, death, and the human condition.

  10. Julie Mehretu - An Ethiopian-American artist known for her large-scale abstract paintings that explore issues of migration, globalization, and urbanism. Mehretu’s work often incorporates architectural and mapping elements, and is characterized by her use of layered, gestural marks.

Painting,  80x80 cm
Summer expanses Painting, 80x80 cm
©2024 Irina Laube

Notable contemporary Paintings

  1. "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh (1889) - A swirling, dreamlike depiction of a village at night, with a bright yellow crescent moon and swirling stars filling the sky.

  2. "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso (1937) - A powerful, politically charged piece depicting the horrors of war, featuring distorted human and animal figures in shades of black, white, and grey.

  3. "Campbell’s Soup Cans" by Andy Warhol (1962) - A series of 32 paintings, each depicting a can of Campbell’s soup in bright, bold colors, calling attention to the role of mass-produced consumer goods in American culture.

  4. "Untitled (Cowboy)" by Richard Prince (1989) - A photograph of a Marlboro cigarette ad featuring a rugged cowboy, with the text and branding removed, calling into question the power of advertising and the construction of masculinity.

  5. "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living" by Damien Hirst (1991) - A preserved tiger shark suspended in formaldehyde, with the title referencing the existential anxiety of mortality and the limits of human understanding.

  6. "Untitled (I shop therefore I am)" by Barbara Kruger (1990) - A large-scale piece featuring a black-and-white photograph of a woman overlaid with red text reading "I shop therefore I am," critiquing consumer culture and the commodification of identity.

  7. "Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)" by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1991) - A minimalist installation featuring a pile of candy, with viewers encouraged to take a piece and eat it, symbolizing the fragility of life and the impact of the AIDS crisis.

  8. "No Woman, No Cry" by Chris Ofili (1998) - A mixed-media piece featuring a portrait of a weeping woman with tears made of resin and elephant dung, referencing the artist’s Afro-Caribbean heritage and exploring themes of race, gender, and identity.

  9. "Balloon Dog (Orange)" by Jeff Koons (1994-2000) - A massive, shiny, metallic sculpture of a balloon dog, calling attention to the role of kitsch and consumerism in contemporary art.

  10. "Untitled (Portrait of Michael Jackson)" by Kehinde Wiley (2009) - A portrait of the late pop star in a classical pose, with a colorful, ornate background referencing baroque and rococo art traditions, questioning the boundaries of race, gender, and power in art history.

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Painting titled "Lady with Cross" by Arnold Böcklin, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Lady with Cross - Painting, 85x41 cm ©1910 by Arnold Böcklin - Symbolism, symbolism-1020, Religion

Arnold Böcklin

"Lady with Cross"

Oil on Canvas | 85x41 cm

Painting titled "Summer expanses" by Irina Laube, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Summer expanses - Painting, 80x80 cm ©2024 by Irina Laube - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Landscape, sommer grün, sommer landscaft

Irina Laube

"Summer expanses"

Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80 cm

Painting titled "The Emotional Creat…" by Carla Sá Fernandes, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
The Emotional Creation#386 - Painting, 90x60 cm ©2024 by Carla Sá Fernandes - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract, abstract, abstract art, abstract artwork, abstract painting, carlasafe, Carla Sa Fernandes, lines, stripes, colorful, colour, vibrant, sun, pattern, minimal, rough, colorful art

Carla Sá Fernandes

"The Emotional Creation#386"

Acrylic on Canvas | 90x60 cm

Painting titled "Underwater  Turquoi…" by Alexandra Djokic, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Underwater Turquoise - Painting, 100x70 cm ©2024 by Alexandra Djokic - Impressionism, impressionism-603, Beach, underwater, swimmer, summer, swimming pool, woman, girl, seascape, water reflection

Alexandra Djokic

"Underwater Turquoise"

Acrylic on Paper | 100x70 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "Contemporary portra…" by Nataliya Bagatskaya, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Contemporary portrait "Cat Country" - Painting, 90x55 cm ©2024 by Nataliya Bagatskaya - Figurative, figurative-594, Women Portraits, black cats, Contemporary realism, Inspirational artwork, cat statue, Joyful moments, Modern clothes, Reflections of life, Positive vibes, Lifestyle art, Mona Lisa face, Modern woman portrait, Nostalgic feeling

Nataliya Bagatskaya

"Contemporary portrait "Cat Country""

Acrylic on Canvas | 90x55 cm

Painting titled "Meditation 2024" by Young Park, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Meditation 2024 - Painting, 45.3x53 cm ©2024 by Young Park - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Portrait, woman, emotional, poeticpainting, modern, portrait

Young Park

"Meditation 2024"

Acrylic on Canvas | 45.3x53 cm

Painting titled "I PREFER NOT TO KNOW" by Hu/Lie, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
I PREFER NOT TO KNOW - Painting, 119x89 cm ©2024 by Hu/Lie - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Portrait, portrait, couleurs, dualité, engagée, popart, expressionnisme, figuratif, environnement, art écologique



Oil on Linen Canvas | 119x89 cm

Painting titled "Gertruda" by Wilhem Von Kalisz, Original Artwork, Oil
Gertruda - Painting, 50x60 cm ©2024 by Wilhem Von Kalisz - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Women Portraits, klimt, jugendstil, blue

Wilhem Von Kalisz


Oil on Canvas | 50x60 cm

Painting titled "No. 1381_Untitled" by Guido Lötscher, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
No. 1381_Untitled - Painting, 100x100 cm ©2024 by Guido Lötscher - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Abstract, Squeegee Technique, Abstraktion der Rakeltechnik, Inspiration Gerhard Richter, Zeitgenössische Kunst, Contemporary Art, Fine Art, Red Painting, Abstraktes Bild, Abstrakt Painting

Guido Lötscher

"No. 1381_Untitled"

Oil on Canvas | 100x100 cm

On Request
Painting titled "Danza en azules" by Cesar Ayllón, Original Artwork, Oil
Danza en azules - Painting, 100x80 cm ©2024 by Cesar Ayllón -

Cesar Ayllón

"Danza en azules"

Oil on Linen Canvas | 100x80 cm

Painting titled "Red Flowers" by Xavier Wttrwulghe, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Red Flowers - Painting, 120x100 cm ©2024 by Xavier Wttrwulghe - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Colorful, nature, fleurs, végétal

Xavier Wttrwulghe

"Red Flowers"

Acrylic on Canvas | 120x100 cm

Painting titled "The glory of being…" by Mariclair Plante, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
The glory of being you - Painting, 101.6x152.4 cm ©2024 by Mariclair Plante - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract, red, blue, white, green, gold, new figurative, abstract, colorfull, dynamic

Mariclair Plante

"The glory of being you"

Acrylic on Canvas | 101.6x152.4 cm

Painting titled "ENTRE TEMPS" by Jean-Humbert Savoldelli, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
ENTRE TEMPS - Painting, 80x80 cm ©2024 by Jean-Humbert Savoldelli - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Abstract, SAVOLDELLI, ENTRETEMPS

Jean-Humbert Savoldelli


Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80 cm

Painting titled "Last day of life." by Igor Shulman, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Last day of life. - Painting, 100x90 cm ©2024 by Igor Shulman -