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Abstract art is an artist's impression of a subject or feeling rather
than an exact likeness. If you want a flower that looks like a flower or
a house that looks like a house, then abstract art is probably not for
you. Abstract art is all about expression of feelings, moods, and
perceptions through colors and/or different shapes. Some works of
abstract art are very intricate and detailed while others are quite
simple.
Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, and Neo-plasticism are three important
categories of abstract art. Let's look at the origins of this interesting
art form so that we can better understand how it came to be.
Cubism was an avant-garde movement pioneered around 1907 by Pablo Picasso
and Georges Braque. Real subjects and objects were broken apart and "re-
assembled" from many different angles, in an abstracted form. This
dissection of a subject and putting it back together is Cubism's notable
characteristic.
The form of abstract art known as Neo-plasticism, was a Dutch movement
that began in the late 1910's. Neo-plasticism is based on the premise
that art should not be the reproduction of real objects, but the
expression of the absolutes of life. This form of abstract art followed
the reasoning that an artist should create using only lines and colors
rather than realistic subjects. This movement of abstract art simplified
subjects to vertical and horizontal directions and used only primary
colors, along with black and white. Two of the early founders of the Neo-
plasticism movement were Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian.
Abstract Expressionism was an American, post World War II art movement.
Jackson Pollock is just one of the artists that helped bring this art
form into being. With this art form the artist applied paint rapidly to a
very large canvas, either using a brush or literally throwing paint at
the canvas. What appeared to be an accident and totally random, was
actually very planned. The expressive method of painting was often
considered as important as the actual painting. This form of abstract art
is characterized by a spirit of revolt and a core belief in freedom of
expression.
Another form of abstract art is Conceptual Art. Basically, Conceptual Art
is just that, a concept. An artist takes an idea and creates a piece of
artwork based on their interpretation or concept, rather than following
the traditional way a painting or sculpture is usually done. Conceptual
artists establish their idea or concept as the focal point, rather than
the object they are depicting.
Many other artists have contributed to the development of abstract art.
Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, and Paul Klee are just a few more of the
20,000 plus known abstract artists. With so many artists contributing to
the development of abstract art, it is no wonder there are so many
different forms and interpretations of abstract art in existence.
Today artists are still creating very unique works of abstract art.
Abstract art does not appeal to all art lovers. Some art lovers need to
have real objects portrayed in almost photographic detail to enjoy it.
Others totally enjoy the emotional, spontaneous, and impulsive expression
that is revealed in abstract art.
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