Originally Posted by PthaloGiblets
I'm brand new to art (well, new to making my own) and while looking at online images to get inspired, I found one I particularly like, namely Friedrich's 'The Monk by the Sea.' In reading about it, some consider this to be the first truly abstract painting. It was not well-received in its day because it was a radical departure from the Romantic style but in later decades it became very influential. Yet in looking at Friedrich's other works, it fits within his oeuvre.
Why is 'Monk by the Sea' considered abstract? Do you agree?
Abstraction was born from the break
up of matter
with the space
. The reason that she declared a divorce to the space is to compose
on her own will
. There are feelings she want express on her own way
and pace without regulations
She does not want to follow any traditional rule. She wants to run free
. Because of he truly love her, he proposes to remarry him, and promises her on being more flexible
"My love, I let you grow on your own way under my love that will nurture you to unexpected horizons
on all the forms or colors
His word became gold. She started to grow along him without limitations
. His generous heart made her to pour more from herself on her own pace
and comfort. She was happy because she was able to put her own personality
And they lived happily ever.
Sorry if my answer became more a prose. Hopefully, you may identify the keywords that I associate with abstraction.