Abstract painting centers on the artist's expressing the internal form of an object and not the pictorial representation. When painting, abstract artists select and then exaggerate or simplify the forms suggested by the world around them. Abstract paintings don't display in particularly recognizable objects but allows the artist's imagination to be expressed freely on the canvas. A definition of "abstract art" is "not realistic." Artists who call their work abstract, do have a subject in mind when they paint and take a figure or landscape and simplify it, or exaggerate it. They are not trying to imitate nature, but use nature as a starting point. Color and form are more important to them than the details of the subject matter. They want to give a sense or feel for the subject rather than an exact replication.
Post time: Apr-28-2021