Contemporary art is also called as the historical category, which is currently in formation. “Contemporary art could be defined as the opening of a form that is above all a question, the form of a question.” Contemporary describes a condition, which dwells between two periods. It has clearly replaced ‘modernism’. It is a condition, which coexists between two or more entities. Contemporary art itself includes more than 50 kinds of art that originated after the World War II. The contemporary art movement started in 1970s and continues till date. Within this type period different kind of art forms were developed among this single category.
The most challenging aspect of the Contemporary art is that like the world is ever changing and becoming more diverse, thus defining wo9rld is not easy. Everyone has their own definition and perception about the world. Same way, contemporary art is vivid and complex, which could not be included in a single definition or explanation. Like the world, contemporary art also has many visual characteristics, cultural concerns and artistic themes.
Pop Art and Minimalism are the two major art movements of 1960s. These art movements provided the clues of the art transition in the 20th and 21st century. Both of these art movements rejected the traditional need for the originality and the aesthetic qualities. Minimalist art is associated with the use of geometrical objects and the color shades of white and grey. The geometrical designs are often prepared from the industrial materials, which often lack the surface details. The origination of the Pop art was mainly from the advertisements and the comic books. Like Minimalism, the technique used in the Pop art also eliminated the use of emotional touch and the object mainly included the personal approach of the artists. This approach had been very important for the earlier generation of the artists from Modernism. The result of these art movements was that it forced people to think beyond the traditional aspects of the art and reconsider the true place of art and its purpose in the world.