1. Abstract art: good and bad

Have you ever tried viewing gallery paintings were all that you see on the canvass is shapes, colors and forms? If yes, what you are probably seeing is an abstract art painting. Abstract art is the form of visual art that is most misunderstood. People who are not aware, used to or trained to see this form of visual art may perceive it as meaningless and just pure nothing, as compared to the other forms of visual art, when they see it on first glance. But, try asking those who have experiences with dealing with such form of art, and you will know that this is the kind of art that is most difficult to explain since it is able to reach into a different emotional level which other kinds of visual art, such as representational art, cannot reach.

Have you ever tried viewing gallery paintings were all that you see on the canvass is shapes, colors and forms? If yes, what you are probably seeing is an abstract art painting. Abstract art is the form of visual art that is most misunderstood. People who are not aware, used to or trained to see this form of visual art may perceive it as meaningless and just pure nothing, as compared to the other forms of visual art, when they see it on first glance. But, try asking those who have experiences with dealing with such form of art, and you will know that this is the kind of art that is most difficult to explain since it is able to reach into a different emotional level which other kinds of visual art, such as representational art, cannot reach.

When you look at an abstract art painting, you are most likely to say to the other people that you can also make your own abstract art – besides, all you can see are just colors that were just simply splashed on the canvass and called it as abstract art. And yes, maybe you can make your own abstract paintings but, not everyone can be good at making it. Indeed, there are good art and bad art.

The process of making abstract art paintings requires more than just the splashing of colors and making money out of it. Rather, the artist must have a very keen and trained eye, and the intellect to be able to know which colors fits and which brush strokes to use. Yes painting abstract art is not as easy as you think. It requires that the artist have the right tools – and we are not just talking about the canvass or the colors. The tools needed, aside from those that we can see, are the intellect to use art materials, the emotion to share with the viewers and the style and attitude that the artist uses just so he can impart those emotions to the viewers.

So how will you know if it’s good abstract art or bad abstract art? The answer is quite simple. A bad abstract art is nothing but a splash of meaningless colors – meaning it does not impart to its viewers anything. Meanwhile, A good abstract art shares to its viewers a certain emotion – happiness, sadness, fear, and the likes. Basically, it has a meaning that only you know what – and that it makes you feel.

When you look at an abstract art painting, you are most likely to say to the other people that you can also make your own abstract art – besides, all you can see are just colors that were just simply splashed on the canvass and called it as abstract art. And yes, maybe you can make your own abstract paintings but, not everyone can be good at making it. Indeed, there are good art and bad art.

The process of making abstract art paintings requires more than just the splashing of colors and making money out of it. Rather, the artist must have a very keen and trained eye, and the intellect to be able to know which colors fits and which brush strokes to use. Yes painting abstract art is not as easy as you think. It requires that the artist have the right tools – and we are not just talking about the canvass or the colors. The tools needed, aside from those that we can see, are the intellect to use art materials, the emotion to share with the viewers and the style and attitude that the artist uses just so he can impart those emotions to the viewers.

So how will you know if it’s good abstract art or bad abstract art? The answer is quite simple. A bad abstract art is nothing but a splash of meaningless colors – meaning it does not impart to its viewers anything. Meanwhile, A good abstract art shares to its viewers a certain emotion – happiness, sadness, fear, and the likes. Basically, it has a meaning that only you know what – and that it makes you feel.

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