Abstract art looks nothing like what you would normally see with the human eye. It doesnt imitate the viewed world. Instead, it changes the position of images, moving them where you would not usually see them or, making them look completely different. Abstract art took a step forward during the beginning of the 19th century. Artists like Picasso and Cezanne were popular around this time. Abstract artists use soft, loose brush strokes to bring out the main object in a picture. Paul Cezannes pictures encourages other artists to use abstract shapes in their pictures.
Abstract art was first developed in Europe. It falls into two major categories. Abstract art, in one way, is starting as the same image seen, and then not changing the realistic features of the picture. The second category is changing the picture purposely, giving the picture a look that has no relationship to the actual image.
The artists paintings
have irregular, cell-like shapes that represente what they are
feeling. Many artists research the pictures they are going to draw.
They want to make the picture look as realistic as possible. Their
research can take weeks, months, or even years. Abstract artists
would have a feeling inside them that would make them want to draw
something. They dont research it. They feel something, and draw
it right then and there. You cant research your own feelings.
If you try to research the feeling, you might loose it. Abstract
artists draw their pictures spontaneously.
Following World War ll, abstract expressionists including Jackson Pollok, Mark Rothko, and Barnett Newman, enlarged their canvases to a mural size painting. They thought that it would give the public a better idea of what they thought. Minimalists of the 1960s such as Robert Morris and Donald Judd took abstract art to a different level, making the pictures seem more fufilled and had a different meaning that was made in the generation before. Artists in the later 1960s and the 1970s are often reffered to as postminimalsts. A postminimalist/minimalists is someone who draws with no purpose. They draw things that dont exist. Usually, they will have bright colors and shapes that have sharp points.
Irregular, cell like
shapes: Shapes that dont look normal or different than what it
would usually look like.
who expresses their feelings with their pictures.
Canvases: A canvas is like
board that you draw on. The surface is slightly bumpy &
Mural: A mural is a painting that is the size of a wall, or bigger.
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