Abstract Art Work – A Popular Movement

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Abstract  art  work is becoming very popular as a way of owning affordable modern  art .

Although abstraction was becoming evident in the impressionist, neo and post impressionist movements began during the latter part of the 19th century. A separate identity in the early 20th century called non-objective or non-iconic  art  started to become apparent.

In this movement, artists created marks, signs or three-dimensional constructions that have no connection with images or objects in the known visible world and are completely abstract. In its purest form within Western  art , abstract  art  is without a recognizable subject or object, which relates to nothing external and does not “imitate or mirror” anything. Instead the color and form are the subject of the abstract painting. It is without a doubt, 100 percent non objective or non representational.

A further distinction is made between abstract  art  which is geometric, like the work of Mondrian, and abstract  art  that is more fluid (and where the apparent spontaneity often belies careful planning and execution), for another few examples look at the abstract  art  of Kandinsky or Pollock.

As seen Western  art  history, breaking away from the notion that a painting had to represent something happened in the early 20th century began to progress quickly. Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism  art  movements of the time, contributed by breaking away from the norm or rules of  art  followed since before the great Renaissance period. Within Impressionism we see painters not completing their paintings. Most Fauvists used color in a unrealistic way. Cubism introduced the idea of painting an object from many points of view. Out of all of this came the ideas which developed color, line, form, and texture that could be the “subject” of a painting.

The abstract impressionistic style is an exciting and very vibrant style that allows the representation of life images or reality impressions, in some different simplified ways using abstract shapes, forms and fresh and vibrant colors.

Abstract  art  works that gives the viewer a sense of being somewhere else in time or place are pre-planned and created on an interesting surface of texture before the artist begins to paint. Many layers of paint are applied in a special process, for the purpose of creating a feeling of nature, space and place.


Source by Bryon Zirker

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