If you use Instagram, you're no doubt tapped into the intimate lives of your friends, your friends' friends, and maybe a few celebrities here and there. But if those are the only people you follow, then you are sorely missing out.

Instagram is full of some of the greatest contemporary artists of the moment, who are pouring their unfiltered (or rather, Instagram-filtered) work onto the social media platform, free of charge. These artists' accounts are definitely more interesting than your college roommate's food photos or your cousin's concert pics. They're not always pretty or perfect, but these artists are giving you—for free—images that are both inspiring and eye opening.

From filmmakers to painters, sculptors to conceptualists, and everything in between, these are 50 Artists You Need To Follow On Instagram.