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Comparison between Traditional Art and Conteporary Art

Updated on July 16, 2012
Traditional Art
Traditional Art

Art works are classified into sectors. There are a number of sectors but those commonly referred to are the old masters sector, modern and contemporary sector. Some experts talk of traditional sectors which include prints, Victorian paints and old masters. The traditional market sectors are not affected by fluctuations in the world economies. There is high value attached to this items or art works. Prices for the contemporary sector were very high in the recent past. However, there is a slump in their prices largely because the prices had gone too high during the demand boom. Contemporary art buyers are said to very flighty. They are high speculators who invest in art for the sake of the quick Buck. Such like buyers necessarily disappear when the economy develops flu or a cough.

Traditional art refers to art works produced before the French revolution. Before then, art was structured around same themes and beliefs. The artist most often presented belief in the painting. The French revolution was about people being enlightened and realizing they had rights and could question the social order. Old masters were artists, formally trained under another master. These masters worked independently towards producing worked of arts that illustrated what was in their daily life. The mastery was exhibited in their capacity to draw say animal, in a way that no one had done before.

The Traditional or the Old Master markets often attract scholars and experts keen on knowledge. Traditional Drawings are the cheapest way of accessing information or learning about great artists of the past. Traditional Drawings also connect admirers better with artists than paintings.

Modern art is said to have began in late years the nineteenth century. Actually it is ascribed to Eduardo Manet who is said to have found modern art in the late nineteenth century. The seeds of modern art germinated in the enlightenment days of the seventeenth century. The French revolution was the beginning of people questioning much of what had earlier been taken for granted. Self consciousness became a critical aspect of being of individuals rather than traditions. Therefore the hall mark of modern art is a break from history towards entrenched experimentation. In this era art was embodied in realism, romantics, impressionism or symbolism. In this era, art was valued and artists were honored at every level in the society. However, after World War I, art as it was interpreted lost favor and a new trend emerged.

Modern sector art works are not highly selling in the current market. This could be ascribed to the economic crisis but it might also be due to changing tastes. The Modern Art sector has been highly hit by the fact that collectors are becoming too choosy. People now are not interested in amassing items but rather obtaining one or two classy ones. The traditional sector is also facing challenges due to low availability of rare items.


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