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!
As human beings, we tend to try and make sense of intriguing artwork, looking for something to identify or relate to our lives. However, when it comes to abstract art, most people find it challenging to interpret the use of diverse and unpredictable colors, shapes, forms, and everything that comes along with it. Even the art of a professional artist is often mixed with a toddler’s work when we don’t know how to differentiate between the two of them.