Where Abstract Painting Came From

Abstract art paintings began long time ago. Artists began doing this several hundred years ago. As a matter of fact, you may have seen some of those famous abstract paintings before. Famous abstract art paintings created by Van Gogh or maybe abstract art paintings from Picasso. Modigliani is also known for his abstract art woks. Through them and many other artists, the art of abstract painting has gained its popularity in the modern world.

So, what exactly is abstract painting? It could be define in many ways. Abstract art do not portray reality like traditional paintings. At the start, most art was portraying a photographic or realistic expression of someone or something. But an abstract painting does not do this. Abstract paintings use colors and shapes in a non-representing and nonobjective way. It can be of anyone, anything, or just nothing at all.

Through looking to an abstract art painting, you can easily see those things. It has bold, bright, and vivid colors. It also has many biometric shapes that are used with the bold colors to make the artwork stand out. It is both strange and beautiful to look at an abstract painting.

During the 1940, a movement called Abstract Expressionism began. They began to show the freedom of an artist’s expression and push the art of abstract painting. Started in New York in a school called “Action Painting”, which is the first American schools that declared its independence from European style of artwork. They like to think of their art as a form of spiritual and intellectual art. This later on pushed the art of abstract painting.

Knowing the history of it, you may come to understand it better. It is important to appreciate all forms of art as well as the odd art of an abstract painting. Abstract painting is truly an interesting thing to look at and you may even want to buy abstract art for yourself.

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