"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential."
Abstract art does not depict a person, place, or thing of the world. Composition, color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale and simply the steps to create comprises Abstract painting. Works that don't have a "thing" allow for the viewer to engage with the work in a powerful way -- usually form and color become the "object" of the piece.
Where did it come from exaclty? Franz Kline was an American painter mostly known for his black and white paintings. He was considered an Action Painter. Wassily Kandinsky - Kandinsky is considered the father of abstract painting. In an effort to capture sound and emotion in art, he painted some of the first major abstract works.
Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.
EVERY GOOD "CITY GUIDE" NEEDS AN ART MUSEUM
The Met in NYC is no exception. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 and it owned zero art on day #1. Over the years, through the combined efforts and brilliance of generations of curators and researchers, collectors and patrons, The Met collection has grown artistically, geographically, and culturally to represent more than 5,000 years of art from across the globe—from the first cities of the ancient world to works being created today.
The Met's latest exhibition does not disappoint.The Met hosts exhibits that both make sense and have passion.
Egon Schiele has a wonderful way of line. A majority of his work is controversial and shocking but the line work is both loose and refined. Heavily influenced by Klimt it is always interesting to hear about artist in community with each other.
Not only does it house thousands of pieces of art but it has world class program's that educate's educators, children and the average Jane.
The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.
In 2017, The Met made all images of public-domain works in its collection availableunder Creative Commons Zero which allowed unfettered access to 375,000 images of artworks. How amazing is that.
Let's not forget The Met Store which has some of the coolest accessories, books and items all art related.