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Modern abstract art

by Alina Livneva

February 1, '20

Modern abstract art



Do you know what we mean when we talk about modern abstract art? Many people think they do. They might say, "modern abstract art" or art that "shows feelings rather than things." Alternatively, they might even say, "something anyone could do!"

Well, apart from the last comment, all of those descriptions may be true. However, in strict terms, we do not define modern art by technique or style.

So, how do we define modern abstract art?

We define it as the art produced in North America and Europe from the time of the Impressionists up to the middle of the twentieth century. This period is distinctive because many artists were working in new and exciting ways that challenged traditional ideas about what art is and could be.

Many of these new, innovative artists indeed explored the possibilities of using art not only to make representations of objects, people, and landscapes but as a way of expressing feelings, emotions, atmospheres, and dreams.

It is also true that many of the techniques they invented might seem primitive or even random at first. Many of these artists were more concerned with exploring the possibilities of the materials themselves without wanting to express or represent anything.

That is how we define modern abstract art.

Abstract modern art

Modern art is all about contemporary spirit. The forms and shapes vary from artist to artist. Each shares his unique vision.

For more in-depth, here you can read about the variety of styles and types that you may find informative when creating your own modern art! I will show you a few examples. Let us take a look at several different paintings.

 Dreams Rider (2016)
Dreams Rider (2016)

The concept of a “Dream Rider” comes into play when we examine the figure behind the racehorse’s face. This shadow-double, although appearing to resemble another racehorse, is actually the jockey straddling the beast. This is marked by a helmet-like form that is placed atop the pillion racehorse’s face, thereby offering an indication to the audience. The idea of this piece is highly conceptual and takes us into the mind of a professional people seldom think about. We are clearly peering through our imagination witnessing admiration.

Modern Pollination (2016)
Modern Pollination (2016)

Art is considered a subjective field, in which one composes and views artwork in unique ways that reflect one's expertise, knowledge, preference, and emotions. The aesthetic experience encompasses the relationship between the viewer and the art object. In terms of the present work, there is an emotional attachment that drives the focus of Modern Pollination, completely in-tune with the art of today that enriches his own creation. As the piece of artwork progresses throughout the creative process, so does the artist. Both grow and change to acquire new significance. The artist has pure psychological compatibility with his work, which positively impacts the finished canvas. The esthetic attitude is important in this piece as the viewer considers the work with prepared interest.

If you want to create modern art and you have never done it before, it helps to identify the desired style. How do you want modern art to look? Some people naturally gravitate towards bustling, busy paintings with lots of colors and details. Other people feel overwhelmed by those styles, and instead, prefer the quiet simplicity of a monochromatic color field painting.

Modern abstract wall art

Modern abstract wall art

Modern artwork is also commonly seen in homes, on the walls of a gym, or other places where people get together. There are many types of prints made from these artworks. Modern abstract wall art can have many different elements that make them more effective than the traditional forms of artwork. With computer software now available, artists can easily design these things into a form that they can print off and be sure that it will look great on a wall or hang on a door, or anywhere else in the home that needs some artistry. When you are searching for something to decorate your home with, you will find that there are many different types of wall art out there. From modern prints to canvases and poster art, the variety is endless.

Abstract modern art paintings

Modern art paintings

Abstract modern art paintings is a word that can mean anything from a painting made from a pen to one made using pastel colors or oils. Any method has its own characteristics. These paintings can be very attractive because of the simple lines and bold colors that accompany them. The most popular and common method for making paintings is using oil paint. Other more sophisticated techniques include using leaded, collaged, or acid etching. These days there are many excellent artists out there that typically specialize in oils and acrylics.

Modern prints

Modern prints

Throughout the century, artists grew increasingly influenced by the most up-to-date influences from the movements of artisans and engineers in general, where the artist's freedom was mostly limited by their situation, economic status, and skills. As the industrial revolution hit Europe and America, artists responded by experimenting with new concepts and methods, as well as blending ancient techniques and technologies with western materials and methods. During this period, artists who worked in the Western tradition were often ostracized and marginalized, resulting in a shift in the establishment of standards and values to artistic expression.

Modern prints

Artworks from this period are usually characterized by their ability to depict a sense of truth and reality unconventionally. Often they use natural landscapes, architectural structures, and present works of art to give them a realistic appearance. As time progressed, more art forms emerged suited to the developing understanding of mankind's place in the world. Abstract art prints were more visually complex and difficult to interpret at inception. Today prints are used as decorative pieces for a room, used as gifts for friends and relatives, or can be put up as showpieces in museums, galleries, or homes. Today they are the most sought after by many collectors.

Modern prints

The most sought after art prints include works by Picasso, Miró, Degas, and Dali. The most expensive prints are those done by Matisse, Calder, and de Kooning. By comparing these with some contemporary works, you will quickly realize why these prints are so unique and fashionable.

Modern canvas art

Modern canvas art

Many people are still amazed by the fact that this can be one of the most versatile mediums when it comes to art. It is exceptionally versatile as it can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Begin with your painting project. Remember that your canvas prints can be used as wall art, covers, and can also be framed attractively. What is more, it is highly decorative on your dining room walls, living-room walls, bedroom walls, and even as placemats.

You can find canvas prints at almost any of the departmental stores. There are also many online galleries that you can choose from.

Before you start with your canvas prints, you need to decide the size and what style you want. You can choose from a portrait or landscape, and a number of colors can be used to create a beautiful impression.

About author Alina Livneva was born 1985 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She studied at Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts. Educated in Russia and the United States. Lives in Miami. Has also lived in Russia. Contemporary Art. Collections expert, exhibitions and loans. E:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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