Abstract paintings have struck many people as daring and curious pieces of artwork for years. Since the 1900’s there has been interest in this from of art thanks to artists like Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso and Esphyr Slobodkina. While their style of abstract paintings varies, they are widely accepted artists within the genre. Abstract art leaves the door open for the artist to express themselves in a way that doesn’t have to conform to any one idea. Many times the artist may create something that doesn’t look like much to the untrained eye, but to others they can find the beauty in the colors used, brush strokes, or the shapes used.
Geometric shapes are often used in abstract art paintings. This type of abstract art is often referred to as geometric abstraction and it became popular in the early 1900’s. It first took off with the creation of cubism, which tried to bring different views of shapes together into one single view. These works are 2-d and the art does not resemble any shape or arrangement we know in the real world, making the painting as purely abstract as it could possibly be.
Abstract Expressionist paintings embrace the unplanned. The artwork is created by a ‘go with the flow’ type of attitude where the artist had no plan going into the design, they simply painted. The art work is not done until the artist feels the colors look complete on the canvas. As there is no plan, artists can use a variety of brush strokes, blotching, or dripping to create the abstract painting.
Minimalist abstract paintings focus on showing what is on the canvas and nothing else. For some this may mean a blank canvas while for others it may mean a blue line on the canvas. This sub-genre leaves a lot to be desired by many who feel that the canvas is too empty; however some find comfort in the blank space and simplicity of the style. It is often a top choice of the broader abstract genre because it can match existing home furnishings and gives an abstract feel without all of the intense colors and shapes that are more popular throughout the other sub-genres.
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