More than a century has passed since the emergence of abstraction, and now, it is essential to all discussions on contemporary art. Abstract art continues to inspire artists and art connoisseurs, as evident from how the art form continues to flourish. The history of abstract art goes back to as early as the 19th century when the concept of abstraction was introduced to liberate art from naturalism. Instead, its purpose was to associate with the pure substances of art, such as color, tone, shape, line, composition, material, and texture.
Numerous abstract artists have come forward in the past century to evolve the art of abstraction little by little. Keeping in mind the expressionists who originated impressive abstract arts, it would be wrong to say abstraction fundamentally changed the history of art forever!
The colors we surround ourselves with unknowingly influence the way we feel emotions. While some shades take us one step closer to serenity, others exude sorrow, wonder, excitement, anger, and every possible feeling we can experience in life. For years, interior designers, advertisers, graphic designers, and artists have been using this concept to their advantage, introducing numerous colors in their work to enhance our surroundings.
The disguised meaning of colors is widely used as a powerful weapon in all kinds of arts. Abstract art is one of the most influential modes of creativity that reflects colors in a majestic yet astounding way. However, once we understand the basic principles that hide behind the several shades of life, we can experience the enchanting imagination brought out by each artist’s work.
We’re all attracted to abstract artwork. Whether it makes us smile, or even riles up some negative emotions, the ambiguity of this art form is a source of intrigue for each and every one of us. Studies have shown how painting can be a source of therapy and mental comfort, but even simply viewing artwork has an effect on the brain.
Read on as we look at the science behind viewing abstract art and the cognitive effect it induces.
While there are different types of abstract art, there is a general consensus that abstract art has no clear meaning or direction. Any thought, emotion, or recreation of a realist view is done through the use of different colors, lines, shapes, geometric patterns, symmetrical and non-symmetrical designs.
Read on to find out about the different forms of abstract art that have been used by abstract artists for centuries and have inspired the work of artists today.
Historically, artists have used walls, ceilings and paper as their canvas to create art. From powder to liquid paint, natural pigments to chemically manufactured dyes, abstract artists have been using all sorts of ways to put color on a canvas. The recent years have also seen the development of digital art with artists creating their pieces on their digital screen and printing it out onto a canvas.
Read on as we look at some common abstract art techniques, many of which are used in both conventional and digital art as well as the use of artwork in interior decorating.
Whether you’re an art lover or not, many people choose to hang up artwork and paintings in their homes and workspaces because they add to the aesthetic value. But the benefits of looking at art go beyond just the way it fits in with your décor. Hanging art, especially abstract pieces with vibrant pieces, has been shown to have a number of benefits for the mind.
Read on as we look at some of the positive effects of looking at art and how artists through the ages have used this medium to express themselves.
While the earliest forms of art were focused on replicating reality, the Modernist movement led to the diversification of art into many different forms, with some prominent ones being abstract art and impressionism. Once the need to display concrete reality was gone, artists were no longer bound by the limits of what we see and perceive and instead had the opportunity to start painting beyond the lines.
Now, the world of abstract art has given artists the option to keep some semblance of reality in their work to create their own unique techniques. Since abstract art is ever-evolving and highly dependent on individual artist style, there is no set list of abstract art techniques, but there are some common ones that can be seen in the works of some of the most famous abstract artists such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.
Read on as we look at some of the most famous abstract art techniques, how to appreciate an abstract painting, and how to create your own masterpieces.
Over the years, art has undergone numerous transformations. While in the past, historical masterpieces were the only ones considered to be worth buying, art has branched out into many forms, with a major one being contemporary art.
Contemporary artists draw inspiration from the modern world around them, and their inspiration comes from all across the globe, spanning different cultures, the use of modern technology, and more. The idea of modern art is to break free of restrictions and to escape from pre-existing concepts, methods, styles, and coloring outside the lines. The art is a dialogue of the individual artist’s identity, thought process, and issues that are important to them.
Read on as we look at the introduction of contemporary art in the world and how ancient modernist artists were able to create artwork that earned them the respect of critics to this day and age. We’ll also look at the true way of studying abstract art to understand its true meaning and beauty
Artists have a way of curating art displays and exhibitions to focus your attention entirely on the paintings and the artwork itself. But when you’re at home and not in an art gallery, you can’t exactly rearrange everything you have and dedicate an entire room or space to your new art piece.
However, art should be displayed for all to see and enjoy, and if you’ve obtained a wonderful new piece, make sure to show it off in your home so that it doesn’t get lost among all the other stuff you own.
Read on as we look at some basic tips for hanging artwork, particularly intricate abstract art in your home.