“I don’t understand it. A 5 year old could paint that.”
A common complaint about Abstract Art. People are so confused by Abstract Art. They say they don’t get it. They don’t see anything.
Well, that’s the point.
Just enjoy the visual delight of colours, shapes and lines for what they are. Stop trying to ‘understand’ it. Stop trying to connect art to the ‘real world’.
Lavendar Mist – Jackson Pollock (1970)
Conventionally, the goal of art is to be a transparent window to the world. We’re always looking at how the artist has represented the world around him in his art. Abstract Art instead compels you to look at art as a material object in front of you – made of colour, shapes and lines. We’re enjoying art for what it is and removing it from the every day.
It’s not just objects, people or places that are beautiful. The colours, shapes and lines that compose what we see are beautiful too.
National Gallery of Denmark
‘Art is for me’ is a series where I hope to show you why I love art and why I think art is relevant and interesting to all of us today.
Disclaimer: Please don’t quote me for academic purposes as I am only using my own opinion and general knowledge I’ve picked up over the years. If you are interested in finding out more, message me and I can refer you to some properly scholarly resources.
Sharing with the world all the great and amazing things I've discovered. Striving to always find the beauty in this world and to always love others. Using this blog as a platform to share all the interesting and exciting things I've discovered. Excited by creativity – especially in design, art, and business. Follow me on my journey of discovery.
"The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands."
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