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The inspiration offered by painting is inexhaustible. The new artists put forward by Carré d'artistes offer you a unique contemporary vision declined through techniques and styles that allow to approach all pictorial themes.

Contemporary painting techniques

Contemporary painting with traditional techniques

Far from appearing obsolete, oil painting and watercolor are widely represented in the new art.
Take the time to admire the poetry and the finesse of the brushstrokes of our contemporary watercolor artists through a portrait or a landscape. From the walls of the Lascaux caves to contemporary synthetic white canvases, watercolor is a painting technique that has lasted through the ages. Painters particularly appreciate its short drying time and its blurred effect that gives them leeway to interpret the portrait and the landscape.
Oil painting was improved by Jan Van Eyck in the 15th century and is known to embody the nobility of pictorial art. The addition of oil and a binder (turpentine) to the color pigments allows painters to obtain a unique satin finish, at the expense of a very long drying time. To better understand the diversity of the themes of contemporary paintings, Carré d'artistes suggests you discover Dubost and "Serenity" as well as the urban paintings of Katie Lokotska.
 

Contemporary painting with young techniques

Modern techniques of expression, such as acrylic and graffiti, are widely used by contemporary artists.
Acrylics are a derivative of oil paint that was commercialized after the Second World War. With a view to speed and efficiency, acrylics have the particularity of drying quickly to a texture similar to that of plastic. To obtain this result, oil is replaced by a resin that emancipates modern painters from the constraints of traditional painting. This technique of contemporary painting allows to approach all the pictorial themes, as demonstrated by Haelyn Y with her collection of portraits.
On the other hand, graffiti is the emblematic technique of the street-art and pop-art movements initiated throughout the 20th century. The popular belief is that the graffiti artist expresses his thoughts in the public space, armed with his can of paint. Contemporary artists do not hesitate to express their thoughts on a canvas, using spray paint or mixed techniques such as acrylic and collage. It is above all to deliver a political or societal message.
 

Novelty art by painting style

The novelty paintings that represent the real
The figurative practice of painting was, until the 19th century, governed by the principle of mimesis, which requires that works of art imitate reality as closely as possible. In this way, portraits and landscapes transcribed the technique of the painter before his thought.
With the arrival of contemporary painting and new currents of thought, figurative art has evolved. From Picasso's cubism to Munch's surrealism, painting became the reflection of the artist's soul. He no longer hesitates to distort reality to convey his message, symbolism allows to personalize the work.
Pop art, which embodies the renewal of reality on canvas, caricatures consumer society with the help of derivative symbols. The illustration is no longer focused on the religious fresco and depicts the painter's fantasy world.
To illustrate this trend, Flow interprets his pop-art portraits using dripping, which gives his works a unique airy consistency. In the same way, Mélina Catoni paints illustrations featuring animals and humans in a surreal world. These paintings reflect the desire of contemporary artists to move away from academic practice and intellectualize the works.
 

The abstract in the service of the emotion of contemporary painting

The contemporary painting is largely impregnated by the abstract since the XIX th century. It is a question here of retranscribing the emotion by the textures, the forms and the colors. At first glance, the work does not seem to have any particular meaning, the artist plays with the feelings of the viewer.
Picasso is one of the precursors of abstraction with his cubic paintings that assemble reality with geometric shapes. Since then, contemporary painters have seized on this new style which allows them to apprehend all subjects. A seascape becomes a brush stroke. A portrait rubs off a personality with color.
The new artists put forward by our art precursors do not hesitate to play with abstract art. Thierry Zdzieblo illustrates perfectly this tendency with his multicolored abstract paintings.

The pictorial art never runs out of steam and the renewal of the contemporary painting proves it. Carré d'artistes puts at your disposal the new paintings from promising contemporary artists.

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