Have you ever wondered how to interpret abstract art? In my humble opinion, if an abstract painting is compelling, it will have something that retains your attention, draws you in, keeps you looking and generates an emotional and/or intellectual response.
Before I continue, I want to stop and define what I mean by abstract art. I am referring to two-dimensional paintings that do not contain any recognizable subject. To be more accurate, I am discussing about what is called non-objective art. Non-objective art is clunky to say and write, so bear with me as I use the easier phrase of ‘abstract art.’ My apologies if I offend anyone.
Some Questions You Could Ask Yourself When You Interpret Abstract Art:
Whether you like abstract art or not, consider theses questions as a place to start when you are viewing an abstract painting
- Am I trying to figure out what it looks like or represents rather than allowing something to emerge from what has been painted? [Read more…]