I’m not too good with traditional Art; I have no classical training or patience to try and learn (more on that later). But abstract is perfect for me- I get to do whatever I want.
The internet gave me a definition so I’ll share it with y’all. It’s a definition for children but I think it gets the job done:
“Abstract artists felt that paintings did not have to show only things that were recognizable. In their paintings they did not try to show people, animals, or places exactly as they appeared in the real world. They mainly used color and shape in their paintings to show emotions. Some Abstract art is also called non-objective art. In non-objective art, you do not see specific objects. It is not painted to look like something specific.”
I know that a lot of people may disagree but I think for the most part abstract Art is so self-expressive that classical training does not really come in to play and technical aspects are not as scrutinized.
Some of my old abstract work , when I was doing my Master’s. 🙂 From my college days i got fascinated with Abstract form of art.
Artists need to let their imagination run wild while creating the abstract paintings. The artist is free to play around with different shapes and colors to his heart’s content. However, the modern abstract paintings do need to be colored in a vivid manner to reflect the essence of the painting to the viewer.
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.
Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be only slight, or it can be partial, or it can be complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Even art that aims for verisimilitude of the highest degree can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is likely to be exceedingly elusive.
Abstract Art is a name which corresponded with representational, can also be called as non-representational. Its characteristics are lacking of description, and using emotional way to show concept and paint, which basically belonged to Expressionism, and first found in Kandinsky’s work. It was formed under the influence of a variety of anti-art, particularly improved by Fauvism and Cubism.