Firstly, I find that I am more drawn towards contemporary art because personally I find that the style of it is more appealing and intriguing. I like how when doing contemporary art, there are so many possibilities of different medias you can use to create your artwork, and also many of the pieces are open to interpretation. Another thing that I notice about contemporary art is that artists try to give other people a voice through their artwork, where in classic art, many paintings were done which only recognized “important” people. I think that influential artists giving people a voice with their artwork, and using their work to try to make an impact is an important aspect. Also, I find that in classic art, not a lot of bright colours are used, and the artwork is very monotone and the colours are usually dull. I like how in contemporary art, more colour is used because I think that colour is important in contributing to the message in artwork, and colours represent different emotions and meaning so I think that is important to include in art. The use of colour can help draw people towards artwork, and I think it is also helpful with giving people a more emotional connection with the artwork.
Even though I am more drawn towards contemporary art, I still think that classic art is important. Classic art developed many techniques, tools, styles and medias that are still used in contemporary art, and also some classic movements lead towards contemporary movements or influenced them in some way. There are so many well known classic artists and artwork that are still very well known today, so i think it is still relevant and important to acknowledge them because they are important in art history.
I find that my work is influenced more by contemporary art. I like how with contemporary art i can use multiple medias in one piece, and I tend to be more drawn to abstract art. I do not paint a lot of portraits like what would be seen in classic art, and also I do not find it appealing how in a lot of classic art pieces, a lot of the colour is the same. I definitely create art that is based off of contemporary styles, and I also tend to be more interested in analyzing contemporary artwork. However, when I research a movement I always look at how more classic movements influenced it, and I have also analyzed some classic artwork because I know it is important to consider.
In conclusion, both classic and contemporary art influence my artwork, but I am more drawn towards contemporary art, and personally I am more interested in contemporary artwork and create more artwork in that style.