Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Abstract Art

Abstract art is totally a different art from other art which depicts nature as it is, but an abstract art is something which shows a person, things or place as a totally different view from their natural version and that is created by an outstanding imagination. Yes, abstract means something that is not attempting to represent reality.  So, an 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.

Abstract art can be a painting or a sculpture which is shown in an extremely distorted or exaggerated way. In its purest way, Abstract art shows the expression of an artist or designer. Abstract art, nonfigurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

The Abstract Expressionism movement began in the 1940s in New York City after World War II. However, the first real Abstract Art was painted earlier by some Expressionists, especially Kandinsky in the early 1900s. Kandinsky believed that colors provoke emotions. Red was lively and confident; Green was peaceful with inner strength; Blue was deep and supernatural; Yellow could be warm, exciting, disturbing or totally bonkers; and White seemed silent but full of possibilities.

In the early 20 th century, abstract art started gaining importance as artists created  art that was not just depicting things and objects as everyone saw them. During  the development  of abstract art, many variations of abstract art also developed such as  rayonism, cubism, constructivism etc. Artists have always sought new ways to express their changing world but the arrival of the twentieth century brought with it unprecedented scientific and technological developments that demanded an even bigger response.

 The main characteristic of abstract art is that it has no recognizable subject. Some abstract artists have shown their abstract art by various shapes and colours and some other artists have expressed their emotions and randomness which they capture  on their canvas. The subject of the work is based on what you see: color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale and, in some cases, the process.

One of the most extreme styles of Abstract Art was called Suprematism. Russian Artist Kasimir Malevich painted in this style. One of his paintings was a white square painted on to a white background.

Abstract Art  can beexplained in two styles, Firstly it is a  form that have been ‘abstracted’ and inspired from nature but depicted in such a manner that they no longer reveal a predictable reality, and another one is subjective, or ‘pure’ abstract art forms, which have no reference to reality to begin with, which means which is not at all inspired by the nature.

The most celebrated and famous abstract artists are masters of their form. Early pioneers, such as Kandinsky and Delaunay experimented with colour, shapes and symbols. Later in the century, in the creative explosion that was abstract expressionism, artists such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock demonstrated new ways to make art and, with their huge canvases, gave us new ways to experience it.

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