Original Modern Art by Maitreyii

Fine paintings

The history of painting spans across cultures, continents and millenia Paintings are visual representations of innumerable subjects through various mediums such as watercolor, pastels, oil or any other medium the artist prefers. The style of artworks is a rather superficial issue. The style labels are often misleading as most artists do not fit neatly into categories of style and freely move among stylistic areas , A work of art is not only fulfilling for its creator but also for the person who possesses it. It's a true reflection of one's taste and style. A visually appealing work of art that has the power to inspire is an asset worth investing in.


Modern/contemporary art

Most of the artistic work from the early 17th century is generally termed as modern art. Modern art places emphasis on representing emotions and abstractions. There's a difference between subject matter and content in modern art .It encompasses a wide range of styles and techniques. Apart from the traditional oil on canvas, artists have used other materials as well for expression. The term avant-garde, which suggests something original or new, is often associated with modern art as artists have used materials and techniques that were never before associated with art thus redefining art.


Abstract art

The idea of abstraction began in the late 19th century, with artists declaring that the purpose of art was not to imitate external reality As a result abstract art is a break from the notion that a painting has to represent something external or try to "look like" something. An abstract art is one without a recognizable subject, one which doesn't relate to anything external. It represents things that aren't visual, such an emotion, sound, or spiritual experience. It demands a heightened sensitivity for composition and for color, these being the subjects of the abstract painting. It is completely non-objective or non-representational and is meant to generate a heightened emotional response in its viewers


Figurative art

Figurative art is a general term given to art that is representational of figures (human or animal), and other natural or man-made objects Figurative art is representational art (derived from real object sources) unlike abstract art which distorts figures so they are not representational It is a style of art which is strongly connected to the rules of anatomy, proportion, and volume. The human form, representing the real and symbolic, employed by the artist provides a valuable insight into its creator's consciousness


Landscape art

Landscape art is an idealistic way of looking at the world. It depicts scenery such as valleys, mountains and forests inviting the viewer to participate in experiencing the beauty of nature in all  its grandeur .It was established as a genre in the early fifteenth century and has continued to evolve more forms, many of which cross over old or arbitrary barriers of labels and categories.. Traditionally artists used techniques tried to be an illusion of reality - as though the viewer was looking through a window into a space or the outside world.


Acrylic paintings

Acrylic paint is fast-drying paint and can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant and non removable when dry. Acrylic mediums can be used to modify the appearance, texture, and a range of other characteristics of the paint surface these can be used to create high gloss or matte finishes Acrylic. The choice of paint depends on the technique an artist wants to employ.Grattage, a surrealist technique in painting in which paint is scraped off the canvas, is generally employed using acrylic paintings


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