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Have you ever observed what your hand makes with a pencil when you? You may be in your world filled with happiness or sorrows; your painting represents your thoughts. Ok! Today we will bring to you some new things on abstract art. An abstract art doesn’t represent any person or place or anything in nature.

The basic premise of abstraction - incidentally, a key issue of aesthetics - is that the formal qualities of a painting or sculpture are just as important as its representational qualities. Let's start with a very simple illustration. A picture may contain a very bad drawing of a man, but if its colors are very beautiful, it may nevertheless strike us as being a beautiful picture. This shows how a formal quality (color) can override a representational one.

On the other hand, a photorealist painting of a terraced house may demonstrate exquisite representationalism, but the subject matter, color scheme and general composition may be totally boring. The philosophical justification for appreciating the value of a work of art's formal qualities stems from Plato's statement that:

"Straight lines and circles are... not only beautiful... but eternally and absolutely beautiful."

In essence, Plato means that non-naturalistic images (circles, squares, triangles and so on) possess an absolute, unchanging beauty. Thus a painting can be appreciated for its line and color alone - it doesn't need to depict a natural object or scene. The French painter, lithographer and art theorist Maurice Denis (1870-1943) was getting at the same thing when he wrote: "Remember that a picture - before being a war horse or a nude woman... is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order."

 

An abstract art is mainly into six basic types: curvilinear, color-Related or light-related, geometric, emotional or intuitional, gestural, minimalist. Some of these types are less abstract than others, but all are concerned with separating art from reality.  curvilinear abstraction is strongly associated with Celtic Art, which employed a range of abstract motifs including knots (eight basic types), interlace patterns, and spirals (including the triskele, or the triskelion). Geometric abstraction, also known as concrete art is an intellectual abstract art emerged from about 1908 onwards. An early rudimentary form was Cubism, specifically analytical Cubism - which rejected linear perspective and the illusion of spatial depth in a painting, in order to focus on its 2-D aspects.

Abstract art though it has been in existence from many years it is becoming more prevalent now-a-days as the Gen-Y is more into creative arts compared to the previous ones.

 

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