Modern Fine Art

Picasso, Magritte, Chagall & Others

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The Modern Art Movement

This movement spans a wide spectrum of artistic creations crafted from the 1860s to the 1970s and encapsulates a diverse range of styles and ideologies that diverged from established, historical and academic norms, opting instead for innovative exploration and fresh perspectives. Closely aligned with the modern era, Modern art characterized by swift shifts in society, economics, technology and culture, all of which shaped artists' perceptions and modes of conveying reality.

Modern art encompasses an expansive array of movements, theories, and perspectives, including but not limited to Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Op Art and Minimalism. These diverse movements each encapsulate distinct facets of modernism, whether it's the investigation of color, form, light, space, emotion, symbolism, abstraction, or the influence of mass culture. Moreover, modern art serves as a canvas for the rich diversity and ingenuity of individual artists, who ventured into uncharted territory by experimenting with novel materials, techniques, and concepts to realize their unique artistic visions. From oil paintings on canvas to drawings on paper, M.S. Rau has a wide selection for all art lovers. Find the perfect wall painting or your prized next home decor piece today.

Modern Art VS Contemporary Art

Strictly speaking, contemporary art refers to art made and produced by artists living today. However, more generally, contemporary art references art made in our lifetimes or art created in the last 50 years (from roughly 1970 onward). Contemporary art engages with the culture of the present day, encompassing work created by emerging artists or artists who have lived and worked in recent decades even if they have since passed.

The Masters of Modern Art

At M.S. Rau, we are proud to present an exceptional collection of modern art paintings, featuring some of the most renowned and influential artists of the 20th century. Among them are:

Pablo Picasso: The most famous and prolific artist of the modern era, Picasso was a co-founder and leader of Cubism, one of the most revolutionary movements in art history. He painted portraits, still lifes, landscapes and scenes from his life, using geometric shapes, multiple perspectives and collage elements to create a new visual language. His paintings are characterized by their dynamic colors, complex forms and expressive power.

Henri Matisse: One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Matisse was a co-founder and leader of Fauvism, a movement that emphasized the expressive use of pure and vivid colors. He painted portraits, landscapes, still lifes and scenes from his travels, using bold colors, fluid brushstrokes and decorative patterns to create a sense of joy and harmony. His paintings are distinguished by their warm colors, elegant shapes and rhythmic compositions.

Salvador Dali: One of the most famous and controversial artists of the 20th century, Dali was a prominent figure in Surrealism, a movement that explored the subconscious and irrational aspects of human experience. He painted dreamlike scenes that combined realistic details with bizarre images and symbols to create a sense of wonder and shock. His paintings are distinguished by their meticulous technique, surreal atmosphere and imaginative content.

Other notable artists in our original art collection include Andy Warhol, James Tissot, Jean Pierre Cassigneul, André Brasilier, and more.

Why Buy Modern Paintings at M.S. Rau?

At M.S. Rau, we are committed to offering you the finest quality and service in the art market. Our promise extends to the authenticity and condition of every modern art painting we sell. Whether you are looking for a specific artist, a particular movement or simply want to browse our extensive collection of, M.S. Rau is your ultimate destination. Instead of wasting your valuable time at an auction, you can contact us to get purchase information on all of our available modern art for sale. All purchases are back by our 125% guarantee.