Abstract Elements by Caroline Ashwood
Abstract Elements by Caroline Ashwood

 

We can say that abstract art is a vast territory of imagination where the challenge for the viewer is to understand the artist’s inner world.

There is a lot of freedom in abstract art in the way we interpret the image and in the way the artists choose to express themselves.

Whereas there are people who are drawn towards traditional art, others accept and enjoy abstract art as they can immerse themselves in the picture and see it through their own creative power.

From Fauvism where colour is deliberately altered and Cubism that alters the form, abstract art today has many facets and interpretations depending on how an image relates to reality.

We have an altered reality but we still recognise some features, we have geometric abstraction and we have complete departure from reality. But no matter what form it takes, abstract art is an intellectual pursuit for both artists and admirers.

It is all about creating a coherent image using line, shape, colour, contrast and harmony as well as experimenting with various techniques to create a unique artwork, representative of the artist’s style.

When the viewer is looking at such painting, the image is not given but it reveals itself slowly and this is the beauty of it.

 

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