Written by Neel
on February 3, 2012
The abstract art is one of the types of limited edition art prints which in its purest form is one in which the subject cannot be recognized. It is unique in the sense that it cannot be related to anything external or it does not look like anything. It can rightly be termed as non-objective and non-rep-representational. Abstract art utilizes visual language comprising of form, color and line to develop a composition which are independent or are unrelated to any visual references in the world. Apart from this paintings that signify things which cannot be viewed like emotion, sound or spiritual experience are also classified as abstract art as figurative abstractions and paintings. Figurative abstractions are art works where detail is eliminated from familiar objects leaving only the essence of recognizable form.
There are also abstract art which is geometric, like the works of Mondrian, and abstract art that is more fluid such as the abstract art of Kandinsky or Pollock. The Western art history marked a change in the belief that a painting was supposed to symbolize something in the early 20th century. Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and other art movements of the time all contributed in bringing about this revolution and thus standard code of art followed since The Renaissance. Impressionism brought about painters who left their paintings unfinished. The Fauvists used color in a non-realistic way. Cubism pioneered the thought of painting an object from numerous view points. All these changes helped in deriving color, line, form, and texture as the subject of the painting. Read more…