Abstract art combines a beautiful visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a definite degree of independence from visual references seen in the world today and in the past. Western art was typically underpinned by the logic of perspective during and after the Renaissance up to the middle of the 19th century. Abstract Artists of the day attempted to reproduce an illusion of visible reality.
Arts from many other cultures other European were accessible and showed many alternative ways of describing visual experience to the artist. Artists felt a need to create a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place within the worlds of technology, science and philosophy. Most of this occurring around the end of the 19th century.
Social and intellectual preoccupations in all areas of Western culture during these times reflected the social and intellectual preoccupations in all areas of Western culture. The sources from which individual artists drew their theoretical arguments were very diverse.
In general terms, abstract art paintings break the monotony of realism and reject the fact that paintings should depict pragmatism. In the pre-World War II era, abstract art painters mostly depicted spiritualism or intellectualism, rejecting the 20th century motto of “art for art’s sake” and replacing realism with spirituality and rationality. Furthermore, with the advent of the technology age, abstract art has gained greater significance.
Painting as an art form has undergone several changes, especially during the 20th century, wherein a transition from figurative painting to abstract painting was the chief feature of the era. Renowned painter Pablo Picasso is generally believed to have ushered the shift from figurative to abstract painting. Picasso, along with George Braque, formulated a new pictorial representation known as cubism, wherein the artists depicted an object as seen from a different viewpoint.
Abstract art painting took a further leap in 1911 with the creation of synthetic cubism and analytical cubism. These forms of cubism fragmented the subject in the painting, for example, in analytical cubism, painters
Have you ever tried to remember the first time when you found yourself looking at an abstract art or an abstract painting? Do you remember the thoughts or feelings you had about what you were looking at?
This article is a reflection of some of my own personal and subjective viewpoints and realities as an artist about abstract art with certain references to facts that are in agreement with what I believe myself as to the nature, birth, growth and the evolution of the abstract art outside the boundaries of the esoteric terms of the art academia.
To have a basic and fundamental look at the subject, we should first understand what the word abstract means before we could tackle the understanding of “abstract art” itself; and we learn that abstract in this sense and as a verb means to extract or remove and surprisingly as an adjective means not easy to understand; abstruse. And as a transitive verb it means to take away, remove. It’s origin is from Latin abstrahere ‘draw away’ or ‘draw from.’
Purchasing Modern Abstract Wall Art online may, initially, seem like an easy task. Indeed, the actual ordering process is very easy. What is not so simple, is making a choice! There is a huge selection of Modern Abstract Wall Art available, and there are many considerations to be made before making your final choice. For example, you should consider the color scheme and style of the room you wish to hang the Oil Painting, or print, in. It is vital to select a Canvas that compliments your existing décor, as well as your own personal taste. You may find that you enjoy a certain Canvas, yet it may not be appropriate, either because of color or style, for the room you wish to hang it in.
Modern Abstract Wall Art is ideal for modern homes, and is highly diverse. It would be difficult not to find a Canvas, which is not capable of beautifying the room, and reflect something of your own character and lifestyle. Abstract Art is highly personal, due to the fact it is representational of the emotional and spiritual responses, we have to the world around us. Many collectors find
The beauty of abstract art is that it remains free within its genre. I believe there is no right or wrong way to make an abstract art painting. The values of form, line, contrast, colour, position and tone are fundamental. However it is vital that the artist feels free to experiment and explore with paint. If you approach this style of painting with the following tips, you are on your way to producing an abstract art painting which you will enjoy making as much as you enjoy its value.
As a contemporary artist, I choose to make my art with complete freedom and I can share this with you. My work is encouraged to emerge and unfold, rather than being part of a preconceived notion. I adhere to the principles of form, line, contrast, colour, position and tone. However, often the best of my work is discovered through exploration and by accident or chance. I need to be open to all possibilities and prepared to experiment in order to create successful abstract art paintings. To me, this is the secret of painting abstract art and I explain this in the following 6 tips.
Have you ever come across any original abstract art before? There are many forms of art, ranging from traditional oil painting to abstract art.
So, what is the meaning of abstract art? Abstract art can be called as a creative means of expressing the painter’s view of the world and its objects. Contrary to traditional form of art, this art focuses on imagination or ideas, which are expressed on canvas by the artist.
Sometimes, an artist transforms a thought into physical forms, which are painted on a canvas as abstract art. The art should portray the ability to connect and stimulate other people in certain ways. Only then, it achieves its true purpose. By using simple or complicated colors, shapes and forms, it is possible for an artist to create an art for his intended purpose.
In order to create original art pieces, it is not necessary for you to undergo any special formal training in art. Basic skills pertaining to drawing and painting should suffice. Some amount of discipline would come in handy as well. You can pick from various medium like watercolors, inks or even
Abstract art will delight some and mystify others; therefore, it is necessary to define it, so that the viewer may decide for himself what is real and true. Abstract art springs from many sources, from the roots of Art Nouveau with its curlicues and swirls of industrial designer-type art and Cubism, that jagged sense of geometry imposing its will upon the natural world so that few can understand it, though many would discern in the angular line of a cityscape, for instance. But abstract art?
From its beginnings in the breakaway schools of Impressionism and Picasso’s beginnings at the turn of the 20th century, abstract art departs from reality. This is strange for artists coming from a traditional school, with its emphasis on being true to reality and using the tools of the lines of perspective and the color wheel. Abstract art uses form and line and color to depict a subject abstractly, that is, its basis and not the uttermost detail of the artist’s view. Now and again the term ‘abstract’ arises in modern day usage and indeed many are the painters of today who call themselves ‘abstract artists.
If you have gone to an art gallery, you will find out most of the work of arts catching at a glimpse and in a moment, you can appreciate the connotation that the artists desired his/her audience to unravel. Until you came to a piece of art with floral strokes, you will stay in front of it as you tried to put the puzzle of the painting together. This is the time that you would understand, not all paintings have their sense voluntarily presented for the inspector. Some have its meaning embedded deeply into the lines – into the strokes of what seems to be a meaningless junk; there is a soul of an artist!
Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color, and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. One may not really value an abstract art because of the vagueness of its meaning but in my own point of view, people who love abstract are more gifted than people who desire for concrete drawings. It’s because, abstract art stimulates our imagination the more – pushing us to
From the time of the first handprints on the caves of Lascaux to the latest blend of art and music and movement that exists on the Internet, people have exerted all their considerable intellect on the creation of art. Sharing art with those near and far is easier now than ever before, with lifetime Internet tours of the Louvre down to the most recent local art festival. Everyone makes art, to some degree one of which is the abstract art on canvas.
The styles of clothing that we wear present ourselves to the world in a form of art. Narrowing our focus to the representational art of the Western world, we learn of perspective, proportion and the dynamics of the color wheel.
Art made in these parameters attempts to recreate part of the natural world and perhaps reached its peak in the middle of the 19th century, with the grand landscapes and seascapes of Winslow Homer. In a turning of the tide of the world of art, Impressionism from France focused on light and its primal nature that breaks up to a prism all the wonderful scenes that we perceive
Abstract art is a genre of artwork from the 20th century. Correct to its title, this sort of fine art is extremely unusual and tough to interpret. It generally displays the partnership involving forms and colours. This sort of art work may or may possibly not be really attractive to the eyes, as the objects in abstract paintings are not quite clear but every piece of abstract artwork is deemed to have deep meanings and are said to portray the inner ideas of artists like any other pieces of fine art. Calligraphy is also regarded as a form of abstract fine art. There are different abstract fine art galleries found all over the world that exhibit all types of summary art work including paintings, sculptures and many more. Some of these galleries also showcase combined media work, which spotlight artwork with a 3D effect.
Abstract fine-art is also identified as non-figurative art that normally consists of a great deal of hues, lines, textures and forms. Abstract artwork has numerous elements such as still life, panorama, urban landscape and so on, which are showcased very well in the exhibitions held at the abstract art
An abstract art gallery or museum usually hosts art exhibitions and is also used as a location for the sale of art. Some of the abstract art form represented in such museums includes fauvism, cubism, surrealism and abstract expressionism.
Some famous abstract art galleries in the world are Centre Pompidou, located in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Pecci Museum of Contemporary Art and Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Italy. England hosts some famous abstract art museums like Annely Juda, Estorick Collection, Modern Art Oxford, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate St Ives, Tate Liverpool and Pier Art Gallery. The United States also boosts two popular art galleries, the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum.
Centre Georges Pompidou, commonly known as Pompidou Centre, houses around 50,000 art works including paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs. On the other hand, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a small museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, which primarily contains the personal art collection of Peggy Guggenheim. However, the museum also displays collections of other prominent American modernists and Italian futurists, and includes work based on themes of cubism, surrealism and abstract
In our often chaotic world, geometric abstract art creates a sense of balance and structure. To the casual observer, however, it can sometimes seem too intellectual and detached from the natural world. It is often judged to be lacking in emotion, whereas the grand gestures of the abstract expressionist painters convince viewers more easily of their passion for life. However, to dismiss it in this way is to do it a great disservice and we need only to consider the motivation behind the work of some of the great geometric abstract artists to find proof of this.
Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian are two of the earliest geometric abstract artists and both embraced the use of order and geometry in their paintings to convey emotion in its purest form. The boundaries they created in their abstract geometric paintings celebrate spiritual aspects of the human experience and go far beyond the world of our immediate understanding.
For Malevich, geometric abstraction was the perfect way to strip back the clutter of life and to get to the heart of what really mattered: the communication of pure artistic feeling. This ‘supremacy’ of feeling
The Abstract Expressionism Movement, also called the New York School was exclusively an American abstract art movement that mainstreamed in New York City in the period following the Second World War. This movement was significant in the sense that it was the earliest American movement to declare non-dependence on European styles and to get a sway all over the globe. It also enabled New York City to replace Paris as the art hub. Prior to its reference to American art, “abstract expressionism” was a term used in the Berlin periodical named ‘Der Sturm’, in 1919.
Arshile Gorky played an important role in inducing The Abstract Expressionism Movement. The abstract art works produced during the period of this movement are considered to be a combination of certain visual aspects of abstract European schools like Futurism, Synthetic Cubism and Bauhaus with the self-expression and emotional strength of German Expressionism. Though this abstract art was a mixture of a number of styles, its basic philosophy was to search and seek out answers for questions relating to human existence.
There are many similarities of style between abstract expressionism art and the work of Russian
Can I Sell My Artwork?
Is art more than a hobby or a part-time profession for you? Do you wonder if you could turn your love of art into a full-time art career? Is it even possible? It is! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of all artists are self-employed, and earning income from selling their artwork.
Making art for a living can be extremely rewarding but may not be for every artist. In addition to knowing how to create beautiful artwork, you need to know how to assess your work, how much to charge, who to sell it to – and how to market yourself. Selling art for income is like any other business – you need to have some general knowledge of marketing and business administration to become successful. You might be the next Monet but if you don’t know how to get your artwork in front of potential buyers, you won’t succeed as a professional artist.
For an artist, there is nothing more rewarding than making your art and sharing those creations with the world – except maybe, also earning
Precision is not reality, said Henri Mattisse the great artist. Thus the search for exactness begins and authenticity struggles.
In art, everything is precise. That explains the genuineness of art in a broad scale. But art need not carry accuracy. The reason- there is no clear-cut rules. The rules in art depends on an artist’s imagination, how he carries his dreams forward, what shape he gives to them, and how he reproduces the idea on to canvas with a brush dipped in paint.
Abstract art is a form of art. As the name explains, the paintings come under it are abstract in nature. It is not related to anything, non representational, even though it is a clear representation of an imaginative mind. Abstract art can be divided basically in to two types.
- Figurative abstraction
- Emotional abstraction
As the name suggests, figurative representation is the symbolic representation of situations or ideas in a way the artist conceptualizes. They are simplifying reality by avoiding unnecessary details. The essence is left for use. Emotional abstraction is the representation of emotion, spirituality or voice.
The movement of abstract painting emerged in the mid forties in
Abstract art is a form of art in which an object or a form is developed in either a simplified way or an exaggerated manner. Abstract art is one of the major forms of art design which attracts a wide variety of people and art lovers. This form of art developed long back with a significant history comprising of various popular artists. Abstract landscape art, 3D abstract art, and fantasy abstract art are the most popular varieties of abstract art.
The three major forms of abstract art are cubism, neoplasticism, and abstract expressionism. Several artists are credited with the foundations of abstract art. Among those artists, the most famous cubists were Pablo Picasso and Georges. Piet Mondrian’s works are one of the best examples of neoplasticism. Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock are excellent examples of abstract expressionism.
The history of abstract art involves more than 20,000 artists along with their interesting art backgrounds. Images and in-depth information of these artists are available in their biographies. History states that the abstract form of art design developed in the early 1900s. Neo-plasticism (1920-1940), abstract expressionism (1940-1955), conceptual art, contemporary realism, photorealism, and
I remember a while back, when I was faced with a very pressing situation requiring my instant attention. I was being interviewed live, on a major television station at prime time, along with showing a series of my slides in connection to the opening of an art exhibit. As soon as they wired me up, and situated me on stage, and only a couple minutes before going live, the very charming gentleman, who was to interview me, whispered to me the following: “I have no idea what to ask you, what do you suggest?” I said, no problem, if you ask me only 3 simple questions, I will handle the rest. He was relieved, and quickly jotted down the questions. The green light came on, we went on live, and wrapped up a flawlessly smooth and successful interview. Off camera, the crew came on the stage with big smiles, and acknowledged both of us; but they praised the interviewer, for surprising them as an art connoisseur!
Aesthetics as a set of principles and branch of philosophy deals with questions concerning beauty and artistic experiences.
Before creating abstract art it is important to understand its meaning and use. We can broadly say that all art is either leaning towards being realistic or towards being the changed interpretation of reality as rendered by an artist.
By changed interpretation of reality, it can range from just a small change where the colour of the sky is changed from the actual light blue to say a green or can be a completely different interpretation of reality such as a cubist painting by Picasso, where he completely rearranges and drastically changes a woman’s face. Both can be called abstract, though the first one is clearly very much realism and very little abstractionism, whereas the second one is very little realism and very much abstractionism.
Therefore we can safely say that art that is abstract, can be said to be the changed interpretation of reality as rendered by an artist (or any individual who creates a piece of art). This should give you a general idea of what this kind of art is, but more importantly it is the why of it that is the key to it all.
Why distort reality, why
That, Which We Learned Already, In The Foregoing Part
In the foregoing part, of this article, we learned to judge the artist’s career, and not to judge the art, itself. We learned some ways, for us to discover worthy investments, in abstract art. Now I am going to discuss, for your benefit, some specific artists, so that you can see the method in action.
Here Is One Way, To Pre-Qualify An Artist, For Your Investment
Here is an example, Brittany Sanders. At the age of 25 (as of September, 2009) she is not yet listed in Wikipedia. That means that she is not yet “big league”.
Why Should We Be Excited About Brittany?
Yet Brittany’s stuff has been exhibited by the Met, and is on display in the MOMA abstract art gallery, Yale University, the Getty Museum, and in the New York Public Library.
We would have to guess, that, if she, and the abstract art market, do not fall into harm, then, in that case, she will be big league ere long, so it is a “hurryup” matter, to get her stuff, while it is still
By using shapes, colors and textures abstract art creates a mood all to it own. By creating a mood all to it’s own abstract art usually does not try to depict any specific image in the end result.
Abstract art plays on the emotions of the artist completely. Since emotions can be very lucid ideas, abstract art is known to be unrecognizable to something based in normal reality. However in a well done abstract piece the viewer can “feel” a presences in the painting. Abstract art is very spontaneous in nature.
When I paint abstract art I do my best to start with at least three different colors. These colors can be complimentary or opposite on the color wheel. This depends on what I want to have the viewer feel and experience. Do I want bright colors that are so opposite that they vibrate when you see them? Such as green and purple, yellow and blue. Or do I want colors that harmonize when you look at them causing your eyes to move in a soothing pattern across the canvas? There is no wrong or right way to paint abstract