Explaining Abstract Art
It is a known fact that a particular art work may be liked greatly by one and the same piece being denounced by some other. Some people may know it and it may surprise those who don’t know it that several of the best abstract artists emerged over the past some time are children. Some of the paintings of these “young painters” have earned them thousands of dollars.
Now isn’t it a matter of surprise that these paintings, made by children, earn that much of money? It surely is. The reason why people shell out so much money for these paintings is that they are lost in these pieces. The actually are trapped at the presence of something called art world. This has specified the need of to explore what is missing in modern art.
The biggest problem with the modern art is that the dialogue or conversation between the painter and the purchaser is missing. There should be no doubt in the greatness of the abstract art but a discussion is must between the one who has painted out his thought with someone who is trying to find meaning in that painting.
You can’t discuss on the worth of abstract art paintings. No one can be sure if the painting is worth thousand dollars or it is worth nothing. If there is anything that gives value to the abstract art, it is simply how the purchaser values it. There are some pre-requites in abstract art. It should never be something with no intention.
Having no idea of abstract art, you may just feel it coarse color sprinkling when look at the painting for the first time. It does happen occasionally even if you are a good art appreciator. It is here that a proper communication between the artist and viewer is very important. It should also be true to oneself.
Now how to interpret an abstract painting has dual significance; one is from the academic perspective and the other is from the popularity point of view. While the former has the criteria of determining how the colors have been used and the subsequent impact of the colors. It also involves determining apparent planes and their symmetry.
For a fan or an art lover it has simple criteria of how it keeps him/her occupied. An onlooker feels thrilled to discover as many planes of his/her own. More planes discovered, better is the painting. This relieves every one of remembering any set guidelines to find the worth of abstract paintings.
This was explained better by Pablo Picasso who once said, "Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the song of a bird? …people who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree." This is a fact that no art can be perfectly explained. Imagine you are listening to a melancholic song. Do you try to follow each verse of it? People let the music and the words get over them. This is exactly what the how abstract art should be approached. Just let it get over you.