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Contemporary art, the art of our time, breaks away from the traditional idea that prestige comes from complexity. It's more the artistic thought and the feelings and emotions generated that count. Grasp how this type of art can bring originality and modernity to your space, express your personality, and learn how to display art beautifully or create an artistic ambiance using art pieces

Purchase these artworks online on our website or in our art galleries: abstract paintings, figurative art, street art, pop art... created by contemporary rising artists.

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Each contemporary artwork tells a story, revealing the artist's style, technique, and vision. Each art piece is original and unique. Our art curators selected a large selection of original paintings for sale, helping you find the perfect addition to your space.

With Carré d’artistes, buying paintings online is not just a purchase. It's a personal experience, a meaningful encounter with art. We believe in the power of inspiration and imagination of art, so purchase a painting from our online art gallery and bring art into your life!
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What is contemporary art?

Contemporary art refers to the art from the late 20th century, after the war, to the early 21st century.
Characterized by diversity, innovation, and a commitment to contemporary issues, this artistic movement harmonizes with aesthetics and beauty. Contemporary art pieces are the perfect final touch to the decoration of your space.


Advantages of contemporary art paintings in home decor

  • Bringing originality and modernity: A major benefit of contemporary art in home decor is that it adds originality and a modern touch to your space. The art pieces stand out for their innovative aesthetics, abstract art forms, vibrant colors, and surprising textures.
  • Expressing personality: Art offers a powerful means of expressing one's personality and artistic taste. Contemporary art allows you to express your sensibility, values, and aspirations, and create an environment that resembles you.

Incorporating contemporary art paintings into your decor, whether through abstract paintings, oil paintings, or watercolor paintings, can transform your home or workspace into a unique and inspiring space.


Contemporary painting, Experience art with emotions

Artists' means of expression

Pictorial art is the transposition of an emotion through the painter's brushstroke. Artists have always been able to transform an ephemeral thought into a work that spans centuries.

The pictorial history started during prehistoric times when the first humans used a mixture close to watercolor to express themselves. However, techniques for expressing thoughts on canvas evolved with artistic movements over the centuries.

Each technique offers specific effects: watercolor for soft, blurred landscapes, oil paint for a satin-like finish, and acrylic for quick drying and long-term preservation in contemporary paintings.


Practices of Contemporary Artists

Contemporary art is not codified. Tradition makes room for an abstract conception of ideas, expressed through familiar techniques.

The prestige of an artwork is no longer determined by its complexity but is characterized by artistic thought rather than realism. Ad Reinhardt proved this with his collection of monochrome paintings. To achieve unique effects, artists do not hesitate to add natural elements such as sand or soil.

Carré d’artistes offers you the opportunity to buy original art paintings, that defy tradition and create emotions.

Famous Contemporary Artists

Prized by gallery owners and collectors, we can mention:

  • Takashi Murakami, a Japanese artist and contemporary painter colors the art world with flowers and manga motifs! He is considered the successor of Andy Warhol.
  • Jenny Saville, a British painter, is currently the most expensive living female artist. Her treatment of naked and voluptuous bodies demonstrates perfect mastery of her technique, often compared to sculpture.
  • Jeff Koons and the famous Balloon Dog, the king of communication and undoubtedly one of the most controversial figures in the art world.
  • Ai Weiwei, a famous independent artist and activist, is involved in the fight for human rights opposes the Chinese regime, and is an engaged artist who reaches a wide audience. According to Art Review, he is the most powerful contemporary artist.

Many more talented artists exist in the world of contemporary art, and we wish we could mention more. If you’re interested in knowing more about this, check out our blog.


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Enhancing your space with unique contemporary art paintings

Various Ways to Display Contemporary Paintings

To integrate art into your interior decor creatively and aesthetically, you have several display options:

Here are two common ways to exhibit your artworks:

  • Classic wall hanging: Hanging is the traditional method for displaying paintings on your walls. Choose strategic locations to highlight each artwork and opt for frames that complement the style of the artwork and harmonize with the overall room decor.
  • Use original supports: To create a unique staging, consider using original supports such as easels, shelves, or pedestals. By offering an interesting alternative to traditional wall hanging, they allow you to showcase your art pieces originally. Play with different heights, angles, and combinations to create a visually captivating arrangement.

Creating an Artistic Ambiance with Paintings

In addition to exhibiting paintings, you can create an artistic ambiance by using additional elements:

  • Play with lighting,a key element in highlighting a unique painting: We recommend experimenting with different lighting intensities to create the desired ambiance and draw attention to the paintings and their details.
  • Associate paintings with other decorative elements: we advise you to combine art with complementary decorative elements like furniture, textiles, or artistic objects for heightened visual impact.
By thoughtfully integrating contemporary art into your interior, you create a unique artistic atmosphere that showcases these artworks.

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