SHAPES!!! COLORS!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Some art looks like someone swallowed paint and just puked on the canvas
Many abstract art pieces are art. Some are crap. There's a piece at a local art museum titled "Red next to blue over green" Three blobs of color on white canvas. Really? I love the work of Paul Klee and others but blobs are out!
I personally prefer art of wars. Classically beautiful
Art that doesn't represent anything isn't art at all.
This is not art? www.allartnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Alexander-Calder-Red-Blue-Black-Cascade.jpg
Nor this? www.morning-earth.org/ARTISTNATURALISTS/AN_images/GOLDSWORTHY/575/gold_rowanlevs.jpg
Nor this? mandomoreti.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/spiral-jetty-by-robert-smithson-1357247065_org.jpg
Nor this? www.moma.org/images/dynamic_content/media_normal/18577.png?1404313970
No it is not
That is such a silly statement.
Just because it doesn't resemble recognizable objects, doesn't mean it doesn't resemble other things.
Since when did abstract art not represent anything?
Arcto, though I agree with you, I wouldn't classify all of those as abstract. Particularly not the last one.
Vayl, agreed. In fact, I'd only call the Calder abstract. Goldsworthy, Smithson, and Serra aren't exactly abstract, but they're non-representational per the definition of "represent" that most of these art rejectors work with.
Chimmy, what you do for lack of self-control would not generally be considered art. But if your qualms are with spirals (that one I posted is no wall scribble: it's 1500' long), am I to assume you have no issue calling a poop portrait of Jesus "art?"
Or just a huge sculpture depicting poop (maybe in the style of Jeff Koons, or like Paul McCarthy's 'Complex Pile'), since it would at least be depicting something real?
Pour paint in a blender and leave the top off. Set it to high. When the mess dries, invite the critics in to rave about your work.
My 2 year old can produce it. Takes no skill. So not a fan.
Another ridiculous statement.
Why is it ridiculous?
Some, if it matches the furniture.
In a museum sure, hanging around my house I'll pass.
I do it because it relaxes me
I think my favorites are Miro and Calder, followed closely by Picasso, Matisse, Rothko, Kandinsky, and Kupka.
I like art that makes you think, so yeah I guess I like abstract art. Not just paintings but all forms of art.
Damn what does everyone have against abstract art!? Lol.
I absolutely hate it, but I still consider it art. Its a wonderful think about our era that there is no one main style of art dominating the others. Impressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Pop Art, and minimalism are making a comebacks as well. Its awesome.
I do like surrealism, I must admit. Artwork should be patronized and take a higher position in society than it currently holds.
My best friend is a working artist. The best way to support the arts is to frequent your local galleries/art fairs and decorate your home with real art not the canvas prints from Target and the like.
Modern abstract... Not a fan.
Abstract like Dali and Escher...maybe that is surrealist. Love it.
Surrealism would be considered abstract art.
I am more a surrealist fan. I love the incredible attention to detail and unraveling the meaning of an imaginative and though provoking composition.
Blank canvas syndrome.
Those who spend thousands of dollars to buy a blank canvas that depicts whatever they are told it depicts, deserve what they get. Abstract art is for those who are stuck in kindergarten & animal art renderings.
Abstract art doesn't "depict."
de·pict dəˈpikt/ verb
Show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form.
synonyms: portray, represent, picture, illustrate, delineate, reproduce, render.
I think the word use is correct.
Abstract art is, by definition, non-representational. It's purpose is not to depict a thing, but rather to be, and - in so being - to evoke response from the viewer.
Implying that consumers of abstract art are suckers who've been duped into thinking it depicts a certain thing is akin to saying consumers of instrumental music are suckers who've been duped into thinking the lyrics are actually there.
Its strange that "Starry Night" that is considered both abstract & impressionistic would fail your litmus test. Reproductions become less accurate as one examines them closer, at some point it fails to be accurate. Does it then become an abstract?
I see your point for the purest definition for art abstract. I see that your definition is essentially a rendering that has pretty colors & lines but doesn't mean anything.
So be it.
I still wont pay anything for a blank canvas.
I've always loved abstract, particularly surrealism. My favorite, and one of the worlds greats is Salvador Dali, IMHO...
I'm a fan as long as they're not trying to convince me it's worth $20,000
It always reminds me of "The emperor has no clothes."
I don't get abstract art.
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ART: Anything you can get away by calling it art. There is a sucker born every minute in the abstract art scene.
I have some abstract pieces of art. Art is one of those mediums that just speaks to you.
I guess I'm one of those that don't "get" it. I would rather be surrounded by Impressionism than Abstract.
A lot of it is just junk, but some is quite pleasing.
I like it...gives me hope something I do will be considered artistic.