Abstract Art Essays

  • Difference Between Abstract Art And Nonpresentational Art

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    Had you asked me what art was a few weeks ago I wouldn’t have had a logical answer. If what the artist tried to portray is understood by a minimum of one person in the world, I would consider this a piece of art. What categorizes a masterpiece, however, is when the majority of people understand and recognize the meaning and are moved by the piece of work. The definition of art is the expression or process of creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture

  • The Meaning of Abstract Art

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    There are generally two types of paintings- representational and abstract. While representational painting portrays recognizable objects, abstract painting does not look like a particular object. Instead, abstract art is made up of designs, shapes and colors. (http://www.harley.com/art/abstract-art/ ) The meaning of abstract art is, in its most simplified form, art that relies on the emotions of the artist and the elements of design rather than exact representation. This broad definition allows artists

  • American Abstract Art

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    Abstract Expressionism is considered a triumph in American Painting. It is still the most discussed and debated form of twentieth century American art, and still influences generations of artists. It used the cultural references of the tragic, the unconscious, the sublime and the primitive to create a unique and evocative style of painting that was unique in the art world. Though some may view Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism as similar, the thing that made it fundamentally different, according

  • Barbara Hepworth's Explanation Of Abstract Art

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    The word 'Abstract' means to separate something from something else. Abstract art is art which does not represent anything. It could be based on a subject or may have no source at all in the world around us. The term abstract art can be applied to art that is based on any object, figure or landscape but the forms have been simplified to create an abstracted version of it. Cubist and Fauvist artists drew their inspiration from the world visible around us for their subject matter but made it extremely

  • Abstract Art Essay

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    The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics. Abstract art is defined as an art that does not accurately reflect and describe the actual vision, but rather expresses the meaning of its representation by using approximate shapes, colors, forms, and gestures. In other words, the term "abstract" means separating or withdrawing something from something else. Based on the object, graphic and landscape art, its shape is simplified or exaggerated,

  • Arthur Schopenhauer's Theory Of Abstract Art

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    British art critic and philosopher, Clive Bell, defended abstract art. Abstract art is art without a recognizable subject, it does not relate to anything external or try to look like something. Bell’s aesthetic theory concentrated on aesthetic experience. In his book titled, “Art”, his main claim states that there is a certain uniquely aesthetic emotion that are evoked and there are certain qualities that a work of art contain that evoke aesthetic emotion. In the visual arts, what evokes this emotion

  • Analysis Of Chicken Women By Paul Keee

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    ” Is a statement made by many when viewing abstract art. For those who do not value abstract art much, it might seem like a simple art with randomly thrown together shapes and colors; however, those who are familiar with it understands it’s complexity and significance. Each line, shape, color, structure and pattern helps to contribute to the attitude and meaning of these types of artwork. Abstract art holds many psychological aspects to it. Abstract art can erupt different feelings in its viewers

  • Kandinsky: The Intersection of Modern Art and Spirituality

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    Wassilyevich Kandinsky came late to art. In 1896, at age 30, he gave up a legal career to take up painting inspired by Monet’s Haystacks. His first works such as Der Blaue Reiter shows Monet's influence on Kandinsky. Similar to the artists we considered earlier, Kandinsky's work increased in abstraction as he matured. Indeed, many credit Kandinsky with being the first abstract artist. In a change of pace, we will focus on Kandinsky's main contribution to modern art and spirituality: as a writer. His

  • Wassily Kandinsky Influence On Art

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    On December 16th, 1866, Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow, Russia to musical parents, where he was raised in a middle class family. At the age of 5 his parents divorced and he moved to Odessa with his aunt, where he was first introduced to the arts, and started to learn how to play the piano and chello while in grammar school, as well as studying how to draw with a private coach (biography 3). These learning periods in his life led to his upcoming artistic talents of drawing and writing that he

  • Kay Sage From Another Approach

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    door does not interest me. Having no choice, I shall lock them both and look out of the window. -Kay Sage The work of Kay Sage (1898-1963) is known to be some of the most abstract art produced during the Surrealism movement. (Chadwick, 1997) Although it does not appear at first glance to be anywhere near as abstract as other Modernist artists such as Sonia Delaunay or Liubov Popova, (Chadwick, 1997. Pg 263 & 267) it has a kind of dreamlike quality about it that transports the viewer to another

  • Landscape Analysis and Art Appreciation

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    We recently visited three different Museums the Titanic in Pigeon Forge, TN, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN, and the Museum of Arts in Huntsville, AL. It was an opportunity to discover and experience the wonders of art through my child's eye. Each place allowed us to step back in time, create a masterpiece and admire the many different styles of art on display. On our vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN we visited the Titanic. The titanic is known as the "Ship of Dreams" a great

  • Kandinsky's Art

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    Since my first encounter with Kandinsky's art I was amazed by their complexity and always wondered about the creative and intellectual mind, which was responsible for them. The few books I managed to find on Kandinsky were extremely useful as they outlined his entire career and had a substantial amount of illustrations. There were also a number of websites available on the Internet, which contained critiques from other art historians, critics and fellow artists from around the world. But there

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being - It is Better to Carry a Heavy Load

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    The Unbearable Lightness of Being - It is Better to Carry a Heavy Load "Is it better to carry a heavy load on your shoulders, or cope with the unbearable lightness of being?" Phillip Kaufman coupled brilliant film techniques with wonderful acting to put together the film The Unbearable Lightness of Being based off of Milan Kundera's novel of the same title. The film is set in Prague during the spring of 1968. At this time the Russians are still trying to exercise their communist control over

  • A Face in Every Window by Han Nolan

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    opinion and views on the book change before I finish it. This happened to be the case for A Face in Every Window by Han Nolan. First off the title didn't really catch my attention too well. Secondly, the cover seems to be a bunch of pieces of abstract art put together, which also didn't really appeal to me. However, at the very top it says, "author of the National Book Award winner Dancing on the Edge." This was the tiebreaker between the books I had picked out to choose from. I figured if she has

  • Non-Objective Art and Spirituality

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    The following paper will look at non-objective art and at how Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian viewed the relationship between this type of art and spirituality. Specifically, while it is evident that both men saw the important ways in which intellectual and cognitive transcendence could be achieved through non-objective art, Malevich seems the more explicit of the two men when it comes to linking non-objective artwork with western, organized religion; for his part, Mondrian favors a more diffuse

  • Conrads Intent In Heart Of Darkness

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    (like The Origin of Species), this sifting of important and clear ideas from the mess and confusion of experience is what writers like Plato, Darwin, or Engels are doing. They experience the world in all its messy confusion, and then they attempt to abstract from the mess, by careful selection, a system of ordering principles which other people can comprehend and make use of. In more figurative words, they are trying to shed the light of intelligence upon the darkness of experience. As, primarily, students

  • Comparison Between 'Rattles And Cherries' By Shannon Plumb

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    The Grand Rapids Art Museum of Michigan is currently displaying a performance art video by artist Shannon Plumb who is based in New York. The white and black short video Rattles and Cherries is one of Plumbs latest works created in 2004, she both directs and stars in her work. Plumbs video works are her own comedic feminist take on the deconstruction of societal critiques of women and everyday people. She is compared to being a mix of Charlie Chaplin, Cindy Sherman, and Claude Cahun. Shannon Plumbs

  • Abstract Expressionism

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    Abstract Expressionism is making its comeback within the art world. Coined as an artist movement in the 1940’s and 1950’s, at the New York School, American Abstract Expressionist began to express many ideas relevant to humanity and the world around human civilization. However, the subject matters, contributing to artists, were not meant to represent the ever-changing world around them. Rather, how the world around them affected the artist themselves. The works swayed by such worldly influences

  • The Guggenheim Museum

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    mostly contained non-objective, therefore abstract art. This thing called art, this thing called art. Is this thing called art because it resists apprehension? Only what is at stake, Claus? If art forsakes literal representation, it is merely to get at the subconscious, at things that cannot otherwise be expressed - surely there is something to be said for that! Still, he said and we let it go.) Shoulder rub, ticket stub: we were in! Avant-Garde Art is Borne ... ... middle of paper ...

  • Sonia Delaunay's Orphism Art Movement

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    explosion of World War I, she was regarded as an avant-garde abstract artist who confounded Orphism art movement. Delaunay was adopted by her mother’s brother Henri Terk, after she moved to St. Petersburg. Terk was an acknowledged, successful Jewish lawyer, therefore he was affluent enough to provide a privileged upbringing for Delaunay. During Delaunay’s young ages, she traveled around Europe with the Terks and exposed to various art museums and galleries and learned several foreign languages.