Many collectors and investors choose modern art paintings, since they are the vanguard of contemporary art. They reflect the energy of the world today and serve as barometers against the ever-changing art scene. They can also become significant investment if they are created by an artist who is modern and bought early in his career.
The reason modern art paintings succeed today is the same reason, Picasso's paintings were successful in their day. The art scene is full of movement at the time. These movements are often reactions to previous contemporary art practices of the past. For example, the Impressionist artists around the world developed a completely revolutionary way of creating great works of his time. Instead of painting in the studies that had been the custom for hundreds of years, the Impressionist painters around the world, such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne in France, and Australia, Tom Roberts, Fredrick McCubbin, Jane Sutherland, Charles Conder and Streeton Authur took his paddle and was captured in the light of "plein air" in entirely new ways of color. In the nineteenth century, these were innovative modern art paintings at its best. Today, these paintings are revered in the world for what they brought to the art world at a time.
However, if you put a Monet with a Jackson Pollock, you will see the striking differences in the conceptual, technical and practical in the paint. This is a reflection of the evolution of art over time. Works of modern art are successful because they break new artistic ground and show us our world in new and fresh. Today, some believe that current practices are not a reaction to previous generations, but a totally different attitude to art.
Many collectors knowledgeable about investing in modern art. They choose to invest in these more traditional paintings, for the reasons I described. It's great to be part of an artistic movement, either as an artist or someone who collects the art of the time. As a collector, it is more exciting to invest in an artist's work when they are young in his career and emerging art world. The excitement comes from knowing that you're in something that will pay big dividends in the future. It is always a risk, however usually there is some evidence that these paintings will be a great investment. The other reason people invest in young people and future modern artists is that they have an emotional resonance with the paintings of modern art in particular you are buying. Over time, artists have always relied on the collectors after work and invest. In the days of Michelangelo, who was the Catholic Church that brought modern art paintings. In these days can be wealthy collectors, celebrities, the artists, art lovers and just about anyone who collects art works of modern artists.
I think everyone should hang pictures of modern art in your home. Each new development in the world of art has to be supported by people living in the world at that time. However, art is a very personal and very subjective. What one person loves in a painting, another absolutely detest. The artwork I've collected from other artists that I bought because I love and I love supporting fellow artists. I would not buy something that I liked, just to make money on it in the future, I have to live with art in my house. I also buy artists that I think are still emerging and have not yet been discovered, but have the potential to do very well in the future. The best way to approach collecting modern art is a combination of personal taste and business savvy. Remember that you can have this hanging on the wall for years, so if you're a fan of Damien Hirst's self-portrait with the image of the severed head, then do not buy it.
There are many reasons that we can be surprised by the modern art. The issues are not so different from some of the issues presented in the tables of art for the past hundred years. Death, life, love, sex and animals. But today is your presentation that can make people feel surprised. The fact that Damien Hirst uses a real dead sheep, which contains in a glass case filled with formaldehyde and stages in a gallery leads to a different emotional reaction to a neoclassical painting of a sheep killed by religious sacrament purposes. There has been a growing disrespect in modern art from the 1980 and 90 and some reflects the state of our society. Cynicism has played a key role in the modern art of the past 30 years. All is not surprising, can be subtle, witty, funny, clever or just beautiful. Whichever way you look at the modern art paintings make us stop and look and wonder about life as we know it today. Echo or shock because of the values we place on the subject matter in art and our reaction to it is based on our personal belief system, life experiences, relationships and the world as we know it.