Contemporary art can be said to be art for the present age. That means what the expression of art will be may differ from generation to generation. It is also called Modern Art because it most times illustrates the mindset and thinking of the present age. This is art that is appreciated for the now. It is influenced by the norms and lifestyle of the present society.
Contemporary Fine Art in New York
Contemporary art can be traced back to the late 19th century and were works done by the Romantics, Realists and Impressionists. More movements like the Post-Impressionist and Symbolists also sprung up during this period. The early 20th century gave birth to Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism and Futurism.