Our world is a huge place and houses trillions of things! Everyone sees the world from a different perspective. Scientists think logic while dreamers reverie about “what if’s”. But has anyone thought about ways in which our brilliant artists see creations? Well, the vision and thoughts of each artist vary on a personal and geographical level. The thought with which an Australian painter decorates the canvas would be entirely different from the confident brushstroke of an American artist. This blog intends to encapsulate the viewpoints and styles of four of the most brilliant contemporary painters from across the globe. Careful selections of four of the most well-known artists, who have painted some of the most magnificent contemporary paintings, are listed below.

  • Pablo Picasso:  Whenever a discussion of paintings is done, it is impossible that the name of Picasso won't come up. In the history of art, he is one of the most influential painters and has created some of the finest paintings that the world is seeing in today's times. The golden era of his work was in the first half of the twentieth century; however, the latter years weren't left untouched with the magic of his magnificent artworks. Picasso was majorly associated with Cubism and he went on to make significant contributions to Surrealism and Symbolism. He held one of the most charismatic personalities and his relationship with women acted as an inspiration to some of his popular pieces. One among his creations of contemporary paintings was ‘Self-portrait Facing Death’. He painted this in 1972, a little less than a year before his demise.
  • Damien Hirst:
    An artist of English origin, Damien is a renowned artist, entrepreneur, and an art collector. His artworks revolve around the theme of death. He gained his popularity from a series of artworks that was created around dead animals which are preserved. As he is an art collector, he loves to buy contemporary art, modern art and other kinds of oeuvres. He is one of the richest artists walking the face of the earth with a wealth valuation of £215million in 2010. His most famous work of art is considered to be ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’. He created this in 1991 and it includes a tiger shark in a formaldehyde solution.
  • Takashi Murakami:
    Anyone who has an inclination towards contemporary paintings must be aware of this Japanese based artist. He is popular for the use of bold graphics and colourful anime in his art creations. He gained immense popularity in the 1990s for coining the term ‘Superflat'. Apart from creating mesmerizing contemporary paintings, Murakami also extends his creativity to sculptures, drawings, animations and even brand collaborations. The piece of contemporary art which bought him immense fame and money has to be ‘And then, and then and then and then and then’ which was sold at Phillips New York in 2010 for a whopping $2,000,000!
  • Sidney Nolan:
    Sir Sidney Robert Nolan was one of the most prominent artists of an Australian origin. His talent and passion for art were evident in his legendary paintings of modern art. There is no denial to the fact that a major part of his creations was the modern era but, Sir Nolan made significant contributions to the world of contemporary paintings as well. His ‘Ned Kelly’ series of paintings was the most prolific one of all his creations; however, his artworks like ‘Escaped Convict', ‘Ned Kelly at the River Bank' and ‘Policeman floating in the River' can be attributed to his major contribution to the world of contemporary paintings.

Aforementioned artists are the finest in the domain of contemporary paintings and artworks from various continents of the world. Art lovers and collectors across the globe take inspiration and have a glance at their styles before they resolve to buy contemporary art. There are innumerable artists who are creating beautiful pieces of art all around the world. With the presence of social media and other technological advancements, it is becoming easier for artists to show their innovation and spread their ideas of creativity to different parts of the world.