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How much do you know about avant-garde artists? These artists are pushing today into tomorrow. It’s like they live in the future instead of the present with the rest of us.



In fine art, the term “avant-garde” derives from the French for ‘Vanguard.’ The term describes any artist, group or style that’s considered to be significantly ahead of the majority in its technique. These are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox, with respect to art, culture, and society.


What does avant-garde mean within an artistic context?

In addition, these type of artists is self-consciously looking ahead of where the public is. Whoever it is that you send out in front is going into risk, undefined territory. By being out in front you’re criticizing the mainstream.


Because of their radical nature and going against the widely accepted existing ideas, it’s always controversial and shocking.


What is the significance of avant-garde within art?

Above all, it’s a symbolism of exploration of techniques, innovation, and progress. Avant-garde artists promote radical, social reform. Their work opposes to mainstream cultural values.


Avant-garde artists are entrepreneurs

In fact, passion drives artists. They don’t think of their work as a job or a career. It’s something that they have to do. That is to say, artists take this path because of their fierce passion rather than calculated steps.


Moreover, artists find themselves having to study the demands of the market. The world needs for the creatives to bring their ideas to life.


Artists don’t need someone else’s vote of approval for validation. We don’t need to make a buck from the work produced by doing what we love – or else, we’re stuck working at what we don’t love to make money, and art remains a pastime. A hobby. And so, we need to really work it. – Romero



Watch this video where artist Romero talks about how artists are entrepreneurs. 

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2 years ago

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2 years ago
Reply to  Brielle

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Nijah Jihad
2 years ago

I can always count on you to give me something to learn and/or think about.
I love how you stated that Avant-Garde artist feels his work is his/her passion and something they HAVE to do…which makes a huge difference between them and someone else who just does it for the sake of doing it.


2 years ago
Reply to  Nijah Jihad

Thanks, Nijah for your kind words! I try to make sure my posts educate, inform, or problem solve. I’m glad that I could do that. I enjoyed your review on the blue striped dress. Thanks for reading the article.

2 years ago

I love that quote- I’ve always recognised avant=garde as unique but not so much risk-taking! Another informative post!

2 years ago

Thanks for sharing this piece of education. A lot of people don’t think that creatives are entrepreneurs but we definitely change the game.

2 years ago
Reply to  Tisha

Thank you, Tisha! Glad you learned something new.

2 years ago
Reply to  Joanna

I totally agree, Joanna!

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