52,805 Contemporary Artwork

Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than an enticing display of contemporary wall art. Not only can carefully selected artwork add personality to your décor, it can enhance your home’s interior design by adding layers and visual interest. With such a huge selection of paintings, fine art prints, and sculptures available, it can be overwhelming trying to find that perfect piece. We’ve put together a few tips to help you narrow down your search here: More 
"Solar Sojourn" Artwork
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"A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more."- John Steinbeck From the series, "Signs of Life in the Valley of Death". Taken on a recent cross-country trip in the stark, contr...More
Lion on Ornate Background Picture- Decor 9"x12"
Size: 9x12 Lion on Ornate Background A favorite among design professionals and upscale interior retailers looking for a classic line with a graphic, contemporary edge, Karen’s designs embrace the beauty found in nature’s own magnificence. Karen’s artwork indulges the coastal enthusiast, encouraging them to amass a collection over time. The look is sophisticated, timeless, a...More
Old City Street Palette Knife Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov
Oil painting on canvas Title: Old City Street Size: 24" x 40" Condition: Excellent brand new, stretching on a wooden frame and ready to hang. Type: Oil painting on canvas by Palette Knife. The painting is 100% hand painted by Leonid Afremov using oil paint, canvas and palette knife. Here you are buying directly from the artist. Signed by the artist, Certificate of Auth...More
“like colours” — jbjackson1
"B-Blush 1" - Large Artwork
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Just one of the amazing things about art is how colors can produce a visceral reaction. This fascinating painting may also spark a discussion between you and your friends, as to what emotions are felt after studying the rich browns and the deep red and black accents.
“Great colors” — bmoral
Untitled Monotype - Original Abstract Print
This large monotype by Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman pops with bright red and orange colors. Paths cross with intersecting lines, each shape holds its own story and plays off the next. This is a one-of-a-kind piece of original work at a very affordable price.
Composition #15 by Rob Delamater, 2011
Inspired by natural imagery but providing a vibrant urban pulse, this gouache on vintage book cover abstract painting strikes the perfect balance for your modern decor. This mixed media piece by artist Rob Delamater comes in a contemporary shadowbox frame to create the ultimate contrast on your wall.
Wild Pony on Mixed Oak Forest Ridge, 2011 Original Photograph
This 2011 landscape is entitled “Wild Pony on Mixed Oak Forest Ridge” by contemporary Mendocino/Bay Area artist, Gaetan Caron (b. 1964), co-founder of Lost Art Salon in San Francisco. Part of the fine art photography documentation of the artist’s homestead in Mendocino, Northern California. Produced in a limited edition of seven and printed on archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl...More
“Lovely...” — joanmack1206
Pigeon Contortion (Original) by Dyd Art
Showing the different crazy positions of pigeons. Has hardware, ready to hang, but would look fantastic framed! Edges of canvas are painted. About the artist: San Francisco based artist, Dyanna Dimick, attended UC Santa Cruz to receive her BA in Fine Art. She explores the conscious and the subconscious mind seperately, when creating her work. Dyanna loves to evoke the imagin...More
“Use safe pic of things copy transfer to art , hands, my photos, maybe kids pic” — karaku9
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Choose wall art you love.

The number one rule for selecting artwork is that it should speak to you. If it isn’t meaningful in any way, it’s best to keep searching. If you’ve themed your furniture and décor around a certain color or idea, that can get you started in your search. Many paintings and other artwork have a cultural theme, such as aboriginal art or Japanese art. On the other hand, black and white photography goes great with anything. Whatever style you choose, just make sure it represents your tastes, interests or history.

Check out every type of wall art out there.

If you’re looking for paintings that fit perfectly with your traditional décor, consider fine art prints. These are a great alternative if you can’t afford genuine Picasso paintings or works by other famous artists. Pencil art and some sculptures can also fit in well with a traditional scheme. If you’re in the mood for some modern artwork, illustrations and mixed media are a great place to start. Sculptures made from metal or glass can also have a modern tone. Try going bold with abstract paintings, urban art or pop art, which tend to incorporate more modern influences like graffiti and celebrities, plus bright colors. Photographs work well with any décor as they can cross between modern and traditional easily depending on the subject matter. Don’t be afraid to mix and match, either. A modern piece can go amazingly well with a traditional home, and vice versa.

Arrange your new artwork for optimal viewing.

Once you’ve found those perfect, meaningful pieces, you’ll want to place them in a spot that allows everyone who passes by to admire them. Common locations for artwork include above a seating area or, better yet, facing your seating arrangement. Proper lighting and visibility is also important, as is hanging your new pieces at the correct height. Aim for eye level or the gallery standard, which says the center of your paintings should be approximately 60 inches from the floor.
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