2 December 2020

by st-Art

Intro To Abstract Art:
Three Simple Tips

Intro to Abstract Art


Abstract art is a non-realistic way to depict a subject. As a definition is the 20th-century movement characterised by the reduction of natural appearances into simplified forms. This style does not represent a thing in the natural world or does not make any visual references. Abstract artists indeed do not deal with figurative interpretation. Stylistically, abstract art includes the movements of Surrealism, Dadaism, Cubism, and Fauvism.

Famous artists belonging to these art movements are, to mention a few, Vasily Kandinsky (1866–1944), Piet Mondrian (1872–1944), Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935), Mark Rothko (1903-1966) and Jackson Pollock (1912–1956).

Abstract Art For St-Arters


Abstract art it isn’t synonymous of chaotic design. One may confuse it with the therapeutical “mush some paint on the canvas and see what happens.” Instead, abstract art hides profound meanings and harmonic values. To avoid messing around at the beginning, try these tricks to ease your process.

Tip 1


Always start with a concept. It will not only direct your work, but it will also help you out making the right harmonious decisions while working. Abstract art is indeed a lot about harmony.

Tip 2


Focus on compositionAs said for the first step, never forget that your composition needs harmonious values. Whether you’re splashing color or contouring a shape, the final piece will have straightforward storytelling with a structure in mind.

Tip 3

Experimenting in the making. As Jackson Pollock teaches, an artist may also start his work without a precise idea in mind. Being surprised may be the core of the process itself. With structure and concept in mind, free yourself to tools, techniques, and whatever support you find on your way.

There are no hard or fast rules except the ones you make for yourself. The only limitation is consistency and courage. Experienced artists are confident and produce every mark with intention. Paint splatters may look random, but they’re put there for a reason.

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