Contemporary Art from the 60s and Its Development up to the Present

Contemporary Art from the 60s and Its Development up to the Present

The 1960s

Despite the popularity of abstract and expressionism, a new form of art was born – pop. This was at a time when pop culture skyrocketed to popularity and low-brow art was little by little replaced by famous pop culture images.

This was also the time when minimalism found its way into the art scene. Artists began to use steel, neon, and bricks to make their works with as few materials as they could.

The 1970s

It was during this period that male artists were no longer the largest contributors in the art industry because of the rise of feminist arts, with influences from pop art in the 60s and the rise of photorealism.

The 1980s

Jean-Michel Basquiat is an American artist who was strongly influenced by the punk scene in New York. As such, his works involved graffiti arts that were seen all over Manhattan walls. His other works include neo-expressionist paintings, which can be seen in museums and galleries all over the world.

The 1990s

Cartoons and late-night talk shows rose to fame and the digital age was only beginning with the birth of the internet, cable TV, and mobile phones.

Because of technological advancement, this paved the way for artists to have more freedom in the expression of their art.

21st century

Computer graphics and arts, visual culture, absurdist art, and neo-dadaism have continued to dominate the art industry.

The possibilities have become endless for the artists, but the competition has become more intense compared to the past years because of Instagram and social media as almost every artist is using these platforms to make a name for themselves.

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