I am taking a course on Non – Objective Art by Bianka Guna at Visual Arts Mississauga and I'm finding it to be very enlightening in that it has opened my eyes to understand what "Abstract Art" is or how to understand Abstract Art and more importantly how to create "Abstract Art." There is a 'science' to it and once you discover it you can use all of your knowledge and ideas to create beautiful pieces. I am embarking on a new voyage with my Art and so far I like it! It can be serene, powerful, complex, multi-layered and more.
The following is a brief review of Abstract Artists' work based on the given websites.
Helen Frankenthaler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_F3Hh2NUFM
She believes that the piece should not allude to any brush work or any clue to how it was made. The piece of art should be created in one fell swoop so that it all looks apart of each other and together …all made at the same time.
- Painted for Seagram’s
He committed suicide after having dealt with some bad emotional problems.
He used big all encompassing colours that were very powerful usually using very little spaces of white.
Jackson Pollock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cgBvpjwOGo
He liked to pour the paint onto the enormous surfaces. He tried working on glass and used ‘foreign objects’ such as nails, string, broken glass… He wanted to become a part of the painting so he painted on the floor so that he could walk all around the painting to view it from all angles.
He first used acrylic paint and discovered that different colours of paint had different densities so that certain colours would rise up to the surface and others would recede, making a beautiful flow of colours that any imagination could dream of.