What is Modern Art? How to Identify Modern Art?

Modern art is sometimes difficult to come by in Bradenton. This is because the majority of the pieces we come across are not part of a gallery, or private collection. Instead, many of these pieces are in the hands of individuals, mixed in as a part of an estate, or lost in storage or the attic. Many owners don’t even realize the value of the works they own, we even frequently see paintings worth thousands, which were purchased at garage sales for trivial amounts.

At Sarasota Antique Buyers we love discovering valuable works amongst a collection or estate, or that is brought to us by a curious client. Modern art is a fascinating area to specialize in, and it is an absolute delight to see the many paintings, furniture pieces, and sculptures our Bradenton clients want to sell.

A Brief History of Modern Art

Modern artists are typically described as having cast aside past traditions in exchange for experimentation. This includes works created between 1860 to the 1970s, and encompasses genres such as:

  • Impressionism
  • Post-impressionism
  • Abstract expressionism
  • Modern photography
  • Color-field paintings
  • Conceptual
  • Modern sculptors
  • Cubist
  • Expressionism
  • Fauvist
  • Minimalism
  • Surrealism

The creators of modern art are attributed to being responsible for the huge variation in style that we experience today, making them far more important than many give them credit. Without these creative individuals’ effort, today’s paintings, sculptures, and even advertisements might lack anything abstract or original.

Identifying Modern Art

When it comes to modern art, there are simply too many artists to name, all of whom had an important impact on the movement. Because of this, identifying pieces you’ve come across in Bradenton is far more difficult than identifying types of antiques, especially when they are unsigned. It was not uncommon for artists such as Joseph Albers, known for his cubist designs, to not sign any of his works. In addition, the style of each artist can vary so drastically, only someone who specializes in these works can hope to accurately identify who painted it and ensure you receive the most value for your item.

Sarasota Antique Buyers

Our passion for history is what drives us. With over 22 years of experience, extensive knowledge, and a keen eye, we consistently provide accurate identifications and appraisals, as well as discover valuable treasures where others have overlooked them. Our extensive network of collectors, auction houses, buyers, and restoration professionals ensures that we can provide our Bradenton clients with the highest price for their modern art.

Our services include:

  • Verbal Appraisals
  • Free market analysis
  • Brokering
  • Consignment
  • Antique auctions
  • Estate liquidations

During your free market analysis we’ll inspect not only the condition, age, and authenticity of the piece, but also its desirability and what comparable pieces have sold for at auction. That old painting you inherited or found at a local Bradenton yard sale might just be worth more than you think.

As avid collectors ourselves, we specialize in many different areas of antiques beyond modernist paintings and sculptures. If you have anything in your home, attic, storage, or even at a separate estate you feel might have historical value, contact our Bradenton representative today. We are also interested in:

  • French Furniture
  • Antique Clocks
  • Antique Gold Sterling Silver Jewelry
  • Fine Art
  • Silver Flatware and Bowls
  • Oriental Antiques, silver, folding screens, and furniture
  • Porcelain figurines
  • Bronze statues and figurines
  • And more!

If you would like to learn more, have questions for us, or want to request a verbal appraisal on any modern art you might own, call us today at 941-373-1234. You can also use the form on the right hand side of this page to get in touch with us online!

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