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About Abstract paintings
Styles of Abstract Painting Abstract paintings take the basics of visual art—shape, form, color and line—to create a complete piece that conveys meaning beyond the physical or visual world. The abstract genre has roots in ancient cultures that endeavored to represent concepts of zen and enlightenment. Modern abstract painting grew out of the 19th century ideas of Romanticism, Impressionism and Expressionism, as a way for artists to connect with the emotional aspect of art. Contemporary abstract artists span a wide range of abstract styles, often incorporating simple, minimalist, and geometric motifs. Subjects in Abstract Painting Abstract art is versatile—gallerists, artists, and private collectors have been drawn to it because of its ability to evoke emotion and purity of aesthetic across cultures and eras. While not everyone relates to abstract painting, the variety employed by abstract artists—from black and white abstract paintings, to bright, blue abstract statements, to monochromatic neutral paintings—makes it easy for anyone to find a piece that speaks to them. Innovative and perceptive pieces take textures, lines and colors and turn them into emotive abstract paintings imbued with energy, emotion or refined visual form. Materials Used in Abstract Painting Abstract art lends itself to a variety of media as well. Abstract acrylic paintings are perhaps the most popular due to acrylic’s versatility, textural qualities, and ability to hold rich, saturated hues. Oil on canvas is also common, and both oil and acrylic work well with abstract artists' experimentation. Techniques and tools used such as squeegee painting or palette knife applied impasto are popular methods to create original works of abstract art. Watercolor is also a beautiful medium for abstract paintings, and lends itself to delicate brushstrokes. Famous Artists of Abstract Paintings Abstract painting gained popularity in the mid- 20th century, and many abstract painters have been successful in terms of critical approval and influence on art history. Early pioneers of abstract art like Wassily Kandinsky had great respect for art theory and conceptual ideas conveyed through aeshteic means. Perhaps the most famous abstract artist is Jackson Pollock, whose iconic “drip painting” style involved the whole body to create what theorists called “All Over Art” or “action painting.” Pollock was influenced heavily by his wife, fellow artist Lee Krasner, whose more formal training helped her bridge early 20th century art and the new post-war culture. Mark Rothko, a contemporary of Pollock and Krasner, popularized color field paintings. His artistic output made him one of the most influential abstract painters of the 20th century.