Contemporary Art In Contemporary Households

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					In my point of view, contemporary art is absolutely present in contemporary
households and can be recognized almost in every aspect of human life, since it has
penetrated the way people communicate with each other more than ever before.
Almost all-contemporary art forms have become the means through which personal
interaction is described or the vehicle though which a specific message is accurately
transmitted. Furthermore, increased attendance on art exhibitions, or substantial high
levels of sales of various art forms, suggest that contemporary art is both publicly
appreciated and highly understood.

Human creativity, along with the need of expressiveness, can be present to any
contemporary creation that critics would define as an artistic attempt. As Picasso, the
great Hispanic painter, has once pointed out, "art is something that makes people
move towards a certain direction in life, or even conceptualize things from a different
perspective, which they would have never consider before, if an artful creation had
not revealed its mere existence."

Although people reactions against contemporary art seem to vary at some point, the
underlined significance of the medium can be categorized as unanimously appreciated.
The element that makes contemporary art popular is the freedom to react upon the
message one interprets when viewing an artistic creation. For instance, modern music
expressions, like rap songs, have won tremendous acceptance among youth, as this
form of expressed emotions, directly relates to their need to counterfeit conservative

Moreover, contemporary art has become easy to be understood and appreciated by the
masses, as it can be released in numerous copies, for example music disks or books, in
order for the audience / readers to acquire it. This kind of mass production of art
forms has made art attainable, while preserving its unique values. Original paintings
once bought by few prosperous people are today accessible, through galleries, to
many other groups of admirers who can obtain the object of their desire easily and
less costly.

On the other hand, contemporary art critics discuss the difficulty of the vast majority
of people to translate art forms, as it is created for the sole appreciation of the few
artists that can relate to fellow-artists works. This is true in some cases, when the
creator needs to express an idea that cannot be recognized by those who have not
engaged themselves with some kind of artistic occupations. Although these instances
are present, they cannot be considered the rule, as art creators want to be appreciated
by as many people as possible. The feeling of an artful existence is directly related to
the need of understanding. Thus, nowadays contemporary art symbolizes the feelings
not only of few artists, but rather the ideas of entire groups of people, even nations.

Therefore, contemporary art forms have and will continue to express publicly
understood ideas so as to be appreciated by as many as possible. In other words, the
success of a play, a novel, a music composition, a film, or a painting, does not depend
solely on the views of some skillful artists, critics, or experts. On the contrary, it
depends on the capacity an art form has to penetrate our household, help us express a
thought, or even conceptualize popular emotions and needs.