Art in Focus | From Classics to Contemporary Art
According to The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, in 2019, the largest sector in the global fine art auction market was Post-War and Contemporary art, with a notable shift in recent years to ultra-contemporary works made by in within the last 20 years. In contrast, the market for Impressionist and Modern art and European Old Masters art, which historically was the key driver of auctions, experienced downward trends since the early 2000s. Nonetheless, the world’s top auction records still mainly come from these two categories.
Christie’s Education’s From Classics to Contemporary Art takes you to look at a few important themes in the Western art history. We will contrast the Renaissance tradition of patronage with millennial collecting today. We will learn from art historians how to appreciate classical western paintings in their historical context. Christie’s specialists and renowned gallerists will introduce some of the most sought-after artists in today’s art market, discussing their art history significance and recent art world reception.Join Christie’s Education From Classics to Contemporary Art to see how western art and collecting has evolved, from the Renaissance, to the postwar period and today.