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Pablo Picasso
Jackson Pollock
Joan Miro
Roy Lichtenstein
Mark Rothko
Henri Matisse
Louise Bourgeois
Andy Warhol
Willem De Kooning
J.M Basquiat
Frida Kahlo
Mike Kelley
Cindy Sherman
Luc Tuymans
Olafur Eliasson
Banksy
Anish Kapoor
Sally Mann
Maurizio Cattelan
Andreas Gursky
David Hockney
Vik Muniz


Abstract Expressionists:
Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Franz Kline, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Arshile Gorky…

German Expressionists, Blaue Reiter and Die Brucke:
Kandinsky, Emil Nolde, Jawlensky, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schnidt-Rotluff…
German Expressionism Documents.

TATE Modern artists:
Jeff Wall, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Ed Ruscha, Louise Bourgeois, Douglas Gordon, Richard Wilson, Julian Opie, Rachel Whiteread. (Art Documents)

TOP 10 Woman artists.
Cindy Sherman, Julie Mehretu, Bharti Kher, Mona Hatoum, Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas, Cecily Brown, Cecilia Edefalk, Beatriz Milhazes, Marina Abramovic.


Chinese Contemporary artists:
Zhang Dali, Zhang Xiaogang, Feng Zhengjie, Yue Minjun, Ai Weiwei, Guo Wei, Huang Yan, Zhang Huan and many more.

Friedrich Christian Flick Collection:
Bruce Nauman, Roman Signer, Thomas Schutte, Jason Rhoades, Martin Kippenberger, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Pipilotti Rist, Franz West. (Art Documents)

Turner Prize winners:
Malcolm Morley, Howard Hodgkin, Gilbert & George, Richard Deacon, Tony Cragg, Richard Long, Anish Kapoor, Grenville Davey, Rachel Whiteread, Athony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Chris Ofili, Steve McQueen, Wolfgang Tillmans, Martin Creed, Keith Tyson, Grayson Perry, Jeremy Deller, Simon Starling, Tomma Abts, Mark Wallinger, Mark Lecky, Richard Wright.

Düsseldorf School of Photography
Bernd and Hilla Becher, Laurenz Berges, Elger Esser, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer, Axel Hutte, Simone Nieweg, Thomas Ruff, Jorg Sasse, Thomas Struth and Petra Wunderlich. (Art Documents)

PARKETT ART,  A Small Museum and a Large Library of Contemporary Art.

Abstract Art

Street Art

Video Art


Moscow Conceptualism,  Russian contemporary art from the sixties.

Suprematism,  Russian abstract art movement.




Hans ARP (1887-1966)

Jasper JOHNS (1930)

Paul CÉZANNE (1839-1906)

David SMITH (1906-1965)

Yves KLEIN (1928-1962)

Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988)

Jackson POLLOCK (1912-1956)

Keith HARING (1958-1990)

Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966)

Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973)

Mark ROTHKO (1903-1970)

Andy WARHOL (1928-1987)

Henri MATISSE (1869-1954)

Joan MIRO (1893-1983)

Wassily KANDINSKY (1966-1944)

Roy LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)

Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920)

Victor VASARELY (1906-1997)

Tom WESSELMANN (1931-2004)

Marc CHAGALL (1887-1985)

Fernandez ARMAN (1928-2005)

Alexander CALDER (1898-1976)

Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903)

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

Alighiero BOETTI (1940-1994)

Claude MONET (1840-1926)

Fernand LÉGER (1881-1955)

Willem KOONING de (1904-1997)

Piet MONDRIAAN (1872-1944)

Henri CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004)

Francesco VEZZOLI (1971)

Robert RAUSCHENBERG (1925-2008)

Raoul DUFY (1877-1953)

Georgia O’KEEFFE (1887-1986)


Damien HIRST (1965)

Robert COMBAS (1957)

Takashi MURAKAMI (1962)

Gerhard RICHTER (1932)

Antoni TAPIES (1923)

Francis BACON (1909-1992)

Christian BOLTANSKI (1944)

Xiaogang ZHANG (1958)

Jean Pierre PINCEMIN (1944-2005)

Andreas GURSKY (1955)

Pei-Ming YAN (1960)

Lucian FREUD (1922)

Bernar VENET (1941)

Miquel BARCELO (1957)

Fabrice HYBER (1961)

Jeff KOONS (1955)

Hiroshi SUGIMOTO (1948)

Jean-Marc BUSTAMANTE (1952)

Shirin NESHAT (1957)

Anish KAPOOR (1954)

Guoqiang CAI (1957)

Thomas STRUTH (1954)

Yoshitomo NARA (1959)

Vik MUNIZ (1961)

Cindy Sherman (1954)

BANKSY (1974)

Martin KIPPENBERGER (1953-1997)

Maurizio CATTELAN (1960)

Giuseppe PENONE (1947)

PIERRE & GILLES (1976)

Chuck CLOSE (1940)

Rebecca HORN (1944)

Enrico CASTELLANI (1930)

Bruce NAUMAN (1941)

Fernando BOTERO (1932)

What is Modern Art?

text-align:justify; For centuries artists enjoyed their place serving the Church, the aristocracy and current public conventions or tradition. Their handiwork decorated castles, stately homes and Churches with allegorical, mythological and religious subject matter. But towards the end of the 18th century things began to change. It was in fact the French Revolution of 1789 which caused the shift. The Modern era unfolded in its shadow. Under the mantra of liberty, equality and fraternity, society was irrevocably transformed. Art had become a subject like philosophy and was open to be discussed. Artists became self conscious and self reliant. They were no longer constrained by a preconceived style, subject matter or technique. They critically examined existing conventions and created new possibilities for art. From the late 18th century many artists and art movements arose which challenged traditional thinking about painting, It is widely believed that Modern Art began with the work of the Frenchman, Paul Cezanne. (1839 - 1906) . He built upon the new techniques developed by his predeccesors (like the Impressionists), and together with this tried to recapture a sense of order and clarity. His efforts opened the way for Cubism which reformed painting even more. Many more movements followed, all challenging and transforming the act of painting in their own way. By the late 1960's,and early 1970's artists began to experiment with new media, such as video and performance and moved away from painting. It is here then, where Modernism is said to have ended and a new era begun.

What is Contemporary Art?

text-align:justify; Contemporary art is simply the art created in our lifetime. The subject matter explored is considered to be the most socially conscious,of any previous era. And the techniques employed reflect everyday life. Artists use video, multimedia, nature, music and more, to express their ideas.

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