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onestrokeartist
02-21-2018, 01:49 PM
I have never liked abstract art. I also thought there was no thought that went into abstract painting. I did not see why anyone would want to pay money for an abstract painting.

Calm down all you abstract artists who are ready to yell at me, I have had a revelation.

I was watching the Big Painting Challenge on BBC. There is an abstract artist named Jennifer. I wasn't too impressed with Jennifer in the first couple of challenges. No surprise there, I don' t like abstract art. Yet in 2 later episodes where she captured the ballet dancers in movement and also her rendition of the elephant in the drawing animals episode, wow, I was impressed. I have yet not watched the final episode on YouTube yet so please don't tell me who has won.

birdhs
02-21-2018, 03:38 PM
A common misconception about `"Abstract" art is due to ignorance of the wide definition of the word. Abstract has a very wide bandwidth, just Google it, study Wikipedia. Experts disagree about it. Non-representational abstracts are but a part of our wide wide world.

There are some styles of abstract I dislike, some artists I respect, many I am not knowledgeable about. I try to keep an open mind and not generalize and make sweeping statements.

Try to keep your mind as open as your eyes to what appeals to your senses, beauty is everywhere. and ignore the labels.

Welcome to the A&C Forum!

greggo

onestrokeartist
02-21-2018, 05:44 PM
A common misconception about `"Abstract" art is due to ignorance of the wide definition of the word. Abstract has a very wide bandwidth, just Google it, study Wikipedia. Experts disagree about it. Non-representational abstracts are but a part of our wide wide world.

There are some styles of abstract I dislike, some artists I respect, many I am not knowledgeable about. I try to keep an open mind and not generalize and make sweeping statements.

Try to keep your mind as open as your eyes to what appeals to your senses, beauty is everywhere. and ignore the labels.

Welcome to the A&C Forum!

greggo

So true! And thank you for the welcome. :)

john
02-22-2018, 12:46 AM
All art is abstract. None of it is real.

KreativeK
02-22-2018, 09:31 AM
I used to have that same belief and prejudice about it, Christina, and it is true as john stated. None is real. I appreciate it more and more as I get older and paint daily. Abstract takes a lot of skill, thought, and design, more so than any other category. Welcome!

onestrokeartist
02-22-2018, 10:33 PM
I used to have that same belief and prejudice about it, Christina, and it is true as john stated. None is real. I appreciate it more and more as I get older and paint daily. Abstract takes a lot of skill, thought, and design, more so than any other category. Welcome!

Thank you.:wave:

cmallav
02-23-2018, 09:51 AM
I am an abstract convert too! I took it up thinking that anybody can do it. Boy, was I wrong! It's the most challenging, creative and rewarding form of art!

Colorado_Ed
02-23-2018, 11:55 AM
I am an abstract convert too! I took it up thinking that anybody can do it. Boy, was I wrong! It's the most challenging, creative and rewarding form of art!

Same here. I think that's a common thought from people that haven't tried making a decent piece.

laf.art
02-23-2018, 01:59 PM
I've never understood how anyone could hate an entire genre - I mean I don't like certain chocolate box types of art but I can appreciate the work that went into it if nothing else.I would also say the majority of representational art bores me, again I appreciate the work that goes into it and there of course are lots of exceptions :)

Will86
02-24-2018, 03:12 PM
I my self don't understand abstract but I enjoy painting and colors that I seen some and looks nice even though I still don't understand what's it mean.