Abstract Art, how many like it?
I wonder if there are any of you who like abstract art? Is it something you would purchase? If so, what room...would you put it in?
I had an art teacher once say....."the most popular art people buy, is something they can put up on the walls in their home." So scenery pictures is what he focused on, yet he was good at all sorts of art.
Abstact art is simple, yet I feel it is allot of fun. Does seem to reflect the 70's time period:) I guess I really like the hippie styles in art, material, and some clothing. Maybe it is because there is so much color!
Yes I love abstract art. You find more stuff in it every time you look. its never ending art. I would put it anywhere in my house like my hallway or bedroom. ADSTRACT
I watched an interesting documentary on PBS the other day. It involved an older couple living in New York City, who became famous art collectors. Some of the stuff that they thought was art, others would consider junk.
They had a piece of String nailed to the wall, and two framed art pieces that was just a frame around white paper. One person called them 2 polar bears in a snowstorm. They also had something that looked like an old License plate that was bent in many different angles. Just off the wall stuff.
But, they also had some very beatiful artwork. They had 5 tons
of art paintings in their apartment. And, a low estimate valued everything they had at over 2 million dollars. And, they gave it all away to a museum, so that they could fill their apartment with more art. And have another huge collection.
Funny how the two polar bears in a snowstorm framed looked great in the gallery. They even framed the string, and turned the liscence plate into a scupture. So, it seems to me the format doesn't really matter. It's who you are, who you know, and what you want to do with your art that matters.
This couple made some unknown artists quite wealthy, all it takes is one really good showing, and you are either going to be recognised for your achievements. Or not at all.
Just like writing, there are so many millions of people who want to get rich doing it, they never realize everything that is involved.
Or, who would be looking for it. The documentary was very interesting. Kind of like antiques road show, something that has been sitting in your living room for 50 years, might seem like nothing to you. But, there is allways someone out there who might be willing to buy it.
The average person might say 50 bucks, but someone with an eye for that item might give you 1,000.00. You just need to find the place where those people are going, set up shop and never leave! Until you think you've had enough.
It is encouraging, Justin...that some people really would buy abstract art for their home:)
Abstract art can be great and like you said i also love the hippie styles in art. I think people need to sit back and really take in what theyre looking at to begin with, because its not always obvious with abstract art, and after a few minutes of looking at the art you may realize that you really like it.
Thats me personally anyway.
Good abstract art is more difficult to paint than something that has been done a million times before. Anyone can become technically proficient.
I Absolutely Love Abstract Art ... even if some of my pieces look like a three year old has dropped in for a visit.
I have some paintings where I have altered the original paintwork and colours many times until I was happy with the end result.
I have my abstract artwork hanging up throughout my house (even on my fridge door) and they still provide me with endless inspiration and never fail to put a 'smile on my dial'.
As for the colours that you can use and mix the choice is limitless although trust me you will probably have the odd colour mix-n-match disaster along the way ... but that's half the fun!
some abstract art has depth and meaning and has a purpose and is genuinely meant to have something to offer us. Much of abstract art produced has nothing to offer, if it needs a label on it to tell us what it is then it has no value to the viewer.
Abstract art doesn't necessarily have to be so colorful, there are some paintings or sculptures that can be quite neutral in color. Abstract art is very individualistic. Your mind creates its own image and interprets it into a visual emotion. That is why so many people love abstract art, but it is also why others hate it. If you love it, get it, and enjoy what your emotions tell you about it.
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