When it comes to modern art, you can't go wrong with abstract images: bold geometric shapes (circles, rectangles, crescents and spheres), sensuous depictions of the human figure, or dramatic patterns inspired by nature. These three-dimensional wall sculptures come in a wide variety of materials, styles and colors—so you can capture the perfect mood.
My mom is a big art collector and I'm trying to develop my eye, too. Her thing is paintings but I think I might lean more toward sculpture. A good place to start might be with one of these. The variety and freshness of the pieces here is really impressive.