Abstract art is a popular form of art that fascinates and boggles the minds of the onlooker. Even though they look very simple there is more than meets the eye to this wondrous works of art. Read on to know more about how to understand and appreciate these products of exceptional creativity.
Abstract art has been around us since prehistoric times, the earliest known abstract artworks dates back to over 70000 years. The early works of art can be witnessed in caves and those are reflections of the minds of the ones who painted them. This form of art was used as a primitive and an effective way to express ones feeling by utilizing elements of colour, texture, line, form, pattern, process and composition. Today even though the materials used to create this art form has changed the underlying concept remains the same.
People who are not familiar with this art form often see abstract art as merely lines and patterns and art that can be created very easily. Most would think that even a five-year-old could draw these. But if you also thought so, you are wrong! Creating a single painting requires tremendous effort and imagination and no ordinary person can do this, most of the artists who have embraced abstract art are excellent painters and can make some of the most realistic looking paintings you can ever see, but they all have chosen this form as it is the most expressive form of art through which they can express their thoughts
The Abstract Art experience
Abstract Art is a visual language that uses colour, lines and various shapes in order to create a composition of an image that totally means nothing at a glance. The magic happens when you see these images with an open mind. When you start looking deeper all those lines and shapes will start to make sense and suddenly you’ll start to remember something from your past experiences this is how it works. The art speaks to you and all you have to do is let your mind listen to what the image says.
Visiting a gallery
Abstract Paintings can be seen and purchased in almost all the art galleries around the globe. Today as a popular art form, abstract art it is being embraced and it is being collaborated with local culture by seasoned artists from the many developing countries and Sri Lanka is one of them. Sri Lankan art has a vibrant historical background with its famous frescoes of Sigiriya, today you can see it being merged with abstract art in many galleries across the country the likes of Sri Lankan Art Gallery.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+