refer to paintings that depict themes in a
non-representational manner. In this art form,
objects are not represented by pictures of
themselves but rather by patterns, designs or
splashes of color that give a general idea of what
they may be.
Abstract art should
however be differentiated from commercial art in
that the design is not the central focus of an
abstract painting. Viewers of the abstract piece of
art are required to absorb the color scheme or
pattern before them and understand what the artist
has attempted to depict. Abstract flower paintings
for instance would not actually have pictures of
flowers but rather may be seen as splashes of color
that create the feel of the object.
paintings and interpretations thereof are
non-figurative. This makes such art very difficult
to comprehend and through the years, abstract art
has had to put up with its share of criticism. In
fact, people who could not understand the art form,
at first refused to acknowledge the genius of famed
artists like Picasso, Monet and Cezanne. However, in
recent years more and more people have developed an
understanding and thereby a respect for abstract
paintings and works of art.
Although this popular art form is commonly believed
to have emerged in recent years, the truth is that
many abstract oil paintings, abstract watercolor
paintings, abstract acrylic paintings and abstract
landscape paintings can be dated back to ancient
times and cultures. Even the ancient art of
calligraphy evolved as a non-figurative art form.
Some famous abstract Picasso paintings included
Picasso’s, ‘Boat’ and his cubist, ‘Seated woman’.
paintings as were created in the early part of the
twentieth century basically fell into one of two
groups. There was the Constructivist group of
artists who believed that art should reflect the
goals and mindsets of the culture. This group often
resorted to machines and photography to depict their
subject. Members of the second group only used
conventional means of artistry such as sculpture and
painting to create their abstract art works.
art is non-representational, many people find it
hard to understand this kind of art. Abstract
paintings are different from conventional
photographic-art, where a picture or painting seems
almost akin to a photograph. Abstract works, in
contrast, have a mere splash of colors and paints
that do not look like any specific thing, which make
them very hard to comprehend.
Abstract works of
art fall into two categories. These categories are
linked to the themes of the paintings. While the
first category includes nature as a central theme,
the second category includes themes that revolve
around objects. Abstract works of art of the first
category are relatively easier to understand as
despite the fact that the picture does not
specifically look like something, one can easily get
an idea of the scenery or landscape. The Rhinoceros
created from scrap metal made by one of India’s most
respected abstract artists stands at Nariman Point
in Mumbai ( India) as testimony the popularity of
abstract art in Mumbai.