What is Abstract Art?

Abstract art is a fascinating form of expression that has captivated art enthusiasts for decades. At first glance, it may seem chaotic and meaningless, but with a deeper understanding, it reveals an incredible depth of emotion and creativity.

colorful abstract art on large canvas

Unleashing the creative power of abstract art is about more than just appreciating the beauty of these works. It's about tapping into your innermost thoughts, feelings, and experiences to create something truly unique and personal. In this post, we'll explore the history and evolution of abstract art and teach you the techniques and skills you need to start creating your own abstract masterpieces.

Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting out, this guide will help you unlock your creative potential and discover the beauty and power of abstract art. So let's get started on this exciting journey into the world of abstract art!

artist on the ground with three large abstract art canvases

First thing is first, Abstract Art has been around for a long time. The four main styles are:Surrealism, Dadaism, Cubism, and Fauvism. Some famous artists from these eras include: Salvador Dali, Joan Miro (One of my personal favorites), Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Frida Kahlo, and Rene Magritte. Trust me, you have seen works from all of these artists. Their work was/is groundbreaking, cutting edge, and emotional. 

Abstract Art came about when the Realist art movement started to become less popular. People were yearning for change. Also, it was influenced by a rebellion for the current political situation. Rules and rigidity were so enforced, I believe the artists of that time wanted a cultural shift, and through Art they did exactly that.

To make some of you own abstract art I encourage you to think less and feel more. grab a canvas and some paints or a sketch books and colored pencils.  Sit down and take a deep breath. Remind yourself there are no mistakes in creating art, you can't mess up! Now grab a tool and put marks down. Let the weather or your current emotional state influence you, allow yourself to be vulnerable and trust the process. It's a tremendous form of therapy! Allow yourself the space and time to get messy, be wild, and do things outside the box. Most important thing is to have fun!

I encourage you to look up some of these artists and the movements and see what emotions or thoughts are sparked when you view their work. Do you feel something? Think something? Want to go and do something? Abstract Art is an interactive experience, let it move you!

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