Classical Art

Classical Art
Woah, this isn't a easy task! Describe classical art in its entirity? Not just talking about a single artist, or a single work... maybe even just a single time period. No, here I'm talking about classical art in general. It's not easy to define in words, but it's easy to understand what I'm talking about: that art that is studied in art books, that art that is found in museum all around the world, from the Louvre in France to the famous New York Museums... Classical art is.. classic. It comes from anywhere in ancient history: since the Greek times, with their temples and the statues that survived for so many years. The classic style, the proportions... And then Rome, with the Colosseum and all the ruins of the once great places! Because architecture is art too. And do I even need to talk about the Renaissance? How many beautiful pieces of art it have left to us? Classical Art is not only time period, Classical Art is also people: Leonardo da VInci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael... they are not just modified turtles that lives in the sewers, before that they are artists still beloved and admired today. But of course the main focus of art are the works themselves: paintings, sculptures, buildings, and everything that you can instatly recognize when you see it, even after centuries it have been made. La Monnalisa, the Last Supper, Michelangelo's David, and then self-portraits, landscapes, pieces of Holy art (which often offers the best stuff)... Classical Art is big, is immense and while today nobody will ever be able to reach those levels, it will probably never, ever, die.

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  • Immortal beauty in every work
  • Lots and lots of artist, with thousands of beautiful pieces of arts
  • It's basically what everyone thinks about when they heard "art"
  • You can appreciate many of those works even without being a art fanatic

  • Impossible to reproduce today with new original works
  • Many works of the really ancient times are lost
  • Many of the works we know today are just imitations



Classic always

I'm not one of those people that appreciates art, to be honest. Personally, I don't really care about classical or contemporary art but if I had to choose then it would always be classical art. I don't understand contemporary art at all and I don't understand what makes it good and how you can know whether something is absolute crap.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-21-2017


I think classical art is more valuable. It presents simple ideas. And the message is lot easier to convey through that. Compared to modern art where colors are thrown randomly. I think classical art is lot harder. And it takes a lot of creativity to make such type of art these days.
Posted by overcast on 10-22-2017

Classical Art is untouchable

It's a great feeling to gaze upon a body of work and not have to second guess it's origin. This is what classical art has always inspired. Also the fact that no one to date has exhibited such level of perfection makes classic art even more priceless. Contemporary art instills a new meaning into the artform. It opens up a gateway for many to express themselves in a unique creative way. Both have faithful followings for good reason.
Posted by Joteque on 10-22-2017

The classic ones.

I think "Contemporary Art" is very interesting (depending on the artist's point of view), but I prefer the things that are related to "Classical Art" because I think the works are always more striking - at least in my mind - and more beautiful. I'm impressed with the smallest details contained in them.
Posted by wiseagent on 10-21-2017

More beautiful

Honestly I like art in general but the classical art pieces are easier on the eye. It's also amazing that the painting were painted so many years ago and we still understand them and they still look great. I love old paintings even though there aren't many museums near me.
Posted by felabruno on 10-21-2017

Better Better Better

The history that surrounds Classical Art alone is good enough to make one chose it ahead of contemporary art. Personally, I really don't think that it's a competition deciding on which art to choose between Classical Art and contemporary arts, the gap between both the arts is so wide that I definitely believe that it's a lot more easier for one to decide in choosing Classical Art.
Posted by Heatman on 10-21-2017


Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art
What is that? Why is it like this? It's just... weird! Is it even a work of art or is it just a random object laying on the floor, forgot by a visitor? it's a common joke when talking about Contemporary Art: every item can be considered a piece of art, could have a hidden meaning that the artist intended to give to it, or coul just be actually a simple item without artistic value. But then, what actually defines contemporary art? When a umbrella is just a umbrella, and when is it a piece of art with a meaning behind it? Why can't I give a meaning to my umbrella and be considered a immortal artist? Modern art, or contemporary art, is hard to understand and many people not only don't appreciate it, but hate it with all their heart Why is something that is literally just a cut in a white canvas considered art? But sometime, contemporary art is original and effective. Artists often have new ideas, so much different that the old days. Anyone could make a painting or a sculpture with some talent - of course it might not be art by itself, but it won't be ugly. But have a original idea, with a impact, with a meaning, is not something anyone can do. This is contemporary arts: new ideas. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. It's just up to the viewers to decide when they do, and when they don't.

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  • Original ideas
  • Some of the works can have a huge impact on the viewer
  • Something different than usual: not just paintings or sculptures

  • Sometime it's just TOO weird or simple
  • "Even I could to that" is somehow a truth for some of the works
  • It became hard to define what exactly is art and what is not
  • Some of the works are hard to appreciate for those who aren't art lovers



so interesting and expressive

I love contemporary art. I love the freedom of expression artists use when they create contemporary art and that it often has deep meaning, symbols, and stories inspiring it. Classical art is, of course, beautiful and wonderful in its own way. However, I find it very boring because it's so straightforward. Here's a painting of some fruit, here's a portrait, here's a painting of a battle scene or a natural landscape, etc. There's not a lot of mystery to classical art. However, contemporary art can often leave you puzzled or cause you to ask questions or have discussions about meaning. It's very complex and much more expressive and interesting (in my opinion).
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 10-22-2017

Not all contemporary art looks crazy

Not all contemporary art looks crazy like the kind in the image supplied for this post. I am active on Tumblr and can tell the contemporary art found on Tumblr is as much of a treasure find as the classical art. Also, I met a very nice lady on Facebook who is a contemporary artist and she loves to paint New York!
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 02-23-2018


I don't fancy art so much that I would just go with classical art though I think contemporary art and even art, in general, is kind of painting specific. Classical art that was drawn by "geniuses" and whatnot are considered good to most of the population because aristocracy believes it to be good and not because we truly believe in what the picture stands for or is trying to express or even recognize it. Contemporary art brings things down a notch and for some people is a lot more down to Earth and for others, it is simply a very random sequence of colors, and every art piece leaves that impression on someone.
Posted by AlexHarris on 10-21-2017
I have both-reproductions of course but still haha. The classical stuff is generally in my personal library/den area just to match with the tone of the setting and also because I like using the area as a means to study/learn and relax. The more contemporary stuff is in other parts of my place and they get changed around depending on my mood and whatnot. However I don't like super modern/contemporary and generally stick to nature contemporary art or something that's more recognizable and is a bridge between classical and contemporary styles too. Not really into super abstract to be honest.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-21-2017
It is quite difficult for me to choose here. I actually like both of them. While I was at school our main focus was on classical art. There are some great paintings made by the world's famous painters which one can't stop admiring. I think that those classic paintings should be kept in the museums. As for the contemporary art they fit more with our current lifestyle. I will prefer to have a contemporary painting in my house.
Posted by Pixie on 10-21-2017
I love more contemporary arts, I feel it more personalized and trendy than classical arts.The contemporary artists add originality to their work, it comes out looking so real and nice.Most of the art of contemporary artists is more felt and the recipients can so relate even though it did from abstract viewpoint but the recipient would still relate to the work because it really what one can imagined and actualized effortlessly.
Posted by lovely on 10-21-2017
I like classical art better. I just think it takes real talent. I am not sure that contemporary art always does to be honest. You know the masters spent thousands or at least hundreds of hours honing their craft.
Posted by kgord on 10-21-2017
I will have to side with classic art even though modern art is also wonderful. I know Mona Lisa, I also know The Last Supper. I know the artist behind these great artworks. I know Michealango. I know his david. I don't know much about the art even though I know Pisacco or Rembrandt, the modern artists. I know nothing about the contemporary art.
Posted by vinaya on 10-21-2017
Classical art is one of the best art work that can be done by an experienced artist. To draw and compose the art takes several month to make unlike contemporary art where some objects can just be combined together to form a quick art work.
Posted by babyright on 10-21-2017
Classical art is the art which is associated with the classical period. In the Classical period there was a revolution in Greek statuary. Classical art typically refers to anything that is not a part of the modern art world. Which usually refers to anything older than the 1900s. So, essentially you are looking at Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Mannerist, Romantic, etc. artists. This would include Raphael, Michaelangelo, Da Vinci.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-21-2017
Classical art is where I find beauty and perfection, it's easy to hide behind an abstract painting and say its art, something I find often in contemporary art.
Posted by joey98 on 10-21-2017
I think modern art has damaged a lot. You don't see much value these days. Instead the classic art seems to be gaining a lot of value. And people are making the money from it. I am sure that there are some really good people who are into classical art. And for them it seems to be working as well. Though not a lot of people like this type of the art but it definitely has some value going on.
Posted by overcast on 10-22-2017
The whole thing is so subjective that I can't really say. However, though, I can say all classic art seems appealing but only some contemporary stuff does. Nonetheless, again, it's my subjective opinion. I mean, I might even look at the bright colors of grocery store cereal boxes, lol, and see art in it.
Posted by jyy on 10-23-2017
Contemporary art have some negative feedback's or some disadvantages. So I will go to the classical art since I knew a little bit about that thing and I guess more people appreciated classical art than the contemporary art.
Posted by mar06 on 01-20-2018
When it comes to art, nothing can beat classical art particularly the work of the maestros. What can you compare with Starry, Starry Night of Van Gogh? And the older ones like the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michaelangelo? They are truly classic not only in terms of age but in the beauty. Contemporary art is also good but it pales in comparison with the classical art that we have. However, in fairness to the contemporary art, they will become classic in the future.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-04-2018