Art history

Contemporary art guide

Contemporary painting differs from classical or modern painting yet remains a means for artists to express themselves and represent their surroundings. It holds a very specific place in art history. One of the leading online art galleries – Artalistic - brings you on a deep dive to explore contemporary painting and provides several modern examples.

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Contemporary art’s role in society

Artists have always drawn inspiration from history, life and current events. This is perhaps even more true of contemporary art, which often pushes the viewer to question their relationship with reality, pushing us to ask questions about our raison d'être, values and goals. The following article will explore the role contemporary art has in our society.

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Everydays:the First 5,000 Days by Beeple

Beeple’s quick rise to fame is very rare in the art world. In just a few years, this American artist, who is most well-known for crypto-art, has made a name for himself in the art world. His piece Everydays: the First 5,000 Days was his breakthrough piece. Artalistic brings you an in-depth look at this famous piece.

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Contemporary Art

In the timeline of art history, contemporary art came before modern art. Art is considered contemporary if it was created after 1945, however not all works of art created after this date fall within this category. It encompasses painting, photography, sculpture, installations, video art, digital art and many other forms of artistic expression. In the following article, Artalistic brings you on a deep-dive into contemporary art in an attempt to define this vast world of creation.

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Art history is full of great love stories of artists who inspired each other, forming intense bonds and creating unforgettable art. Artalistic has selected five of these iconic duos in order to bring you a glimpse of their most iconic work and passionate partnerships.

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Basquiat's top ten artwork

Although Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) died young at the age of 27, his paintings and diverse body of work have made him legendary in the art world. Basquiat was mentored by Andy Warhol and made countless collaborative projects with him. Artalistic presents you with our non-exhaustive selection of Jean-Michel Basquiat's best-known artwork, most of which continue to break sales records at auction houses around the world.

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Most famous landscapes paintings

Natural settings have always been a source of inspiration for many artists, particularly during the Impressionist period when plein-air painting became increasingly popular. Today, Artalistic presents an overview of the most famous landscape paintings that helped bring their creators notoriety.

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Top 10 famous digital artists

Find out which artists have taken up the helm of the digital art sphere ever since its creation in 1959. Digital art was founded by Manfred Frank and Ben Laposky, programmers and mathematicians that created a binary code capable of generating a well-defined and elaborate image that could be modified by varying the wavelength of light rays from a cathode-ray tube. Artalistic has carefully curated a list of what we believe to be are the top 10 most famous digital artists - from classical contemporary art to crypto-art and NFTs.

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Yayoi Kusama

Unquestionably one of the most famous contemporary artists in the world, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is also a very unique individual. Easily recognizable thanks to her red bob haircut, she is known for creating a monumental body of work, including paintings, sculptures and installations that are often bathed in a sea of colorful polka dots.

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Famous black and white photographs

In celebration of France’s Photography Month - an event that takes place every two years in November in several Parisian exhibition spaces - Artalistic has rounded up five of the most famous black and white photographs in history. These images have become iconic due to their strong political value as well as stunning visual impact.

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