Understanding Art

Published: Apr 20, 2014 | Category: Art

Art consist of a wide range of styles and genres. Minimalist Art and Abstract Art are two of the major styles that artists focus on and appreciate in modern times. Minimalism is the concept of reducing distractions that take away from the true value of something. Therefore, minimalist art focuses on a very straightforward view of what is depicted in the artwork. You will not expect any extravagant, intricate designs when it comes to minimalist work. The main priority of minimalist is to do a little as possible and still be able to communicate a message to their audience. Though some may view minimalist art to be very simple and not creative, but in terms of design and thought process, the artwork can be just as intricate as abstract art. Abstract art, on the other hand, is exceptionally more extravagant in that abstract artists use different forms, lines, shapes, and colors to formulate a piece of art that is very unique and generally takes some time to interpret. Abstract artists generally do not try to send message of any sort to their audience, but rather they strive to give their audience the opportunity to interpret the artwork for what they see. Abstract art has increase in popularity in modern times because it promoted the idea of freedom and challenged the individuals imagination.

Artist #1: Wasslly Kandinsky

Wasslly Kandlnsky is a Russian painter born on Dec 4, 1886 who was born in Moscow, Russia. Kandlnsky is an abstract artist who focused on using a wide range of colors, shapes, as wells as lines in his artwork. His art was largely influenced by music and oftentimes called his art "compositions." Kandinsky's artwork below "Composition IV" is quite an extravagant piece where he uses a series of curved lines and straight lines that overlap each other to create what looks like a large confusion of miscellaneous scribbles. However, this piece of art is no mistake. It was well thought out and formulated with the name "Composition IV" because it allows for the audience to freely use their imagination to come up with their own meaning for the work. The nice thing about abstract art is that it allows different interpretations for each piece of work.

Kandinsky's "Composition IV":
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Artist #2: IIya Bolotowsky

IIya Bolotowsky is a Russian painter born on July 1, 1907 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He specialized in abstract painting and his style was using geometric shapes and cubism to formulate his artwork. In addition, to using mainly geometric shapes, Bolotowsky focuses on using primary colors in a horizontal and vertical format. As seen in his "Large Architectural," we can tell that he creates his artwork by layering geometric patterns to form a mix of color as well as textures. This technique is unique in that it gives the audience the opportunity to use their imagination to find the meaning behind this artwork. Not only is his art abstract but it is also very intricate in that the patterns are strategically overlayed on top of each other to create an overall collage of primary colored-geometric shapes.

IIya Bolotowsky's "Large Architectural":
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Artist #3: Burgoyne Diller

Burgoyne Diller is an American abstract painter that was born on January 13, 1906 in The Bronx, New York. He is known for his geometric artwork with a strong emphasis on neo-plasticism, the development of non-objective art. This means that his art like most abstract artists evoke the audiences imaginations as for the interpretations of each artwork. As you can see in his "Early Geometric" the artwork is fairly simply, but in many ways also very intricate in that each line is strategically placed to match his theme of non-objective painting.

Burgoyne Diller's "Early Geometric":
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Artist #3: Carl Holty

Carl Holty is an American abstract painter born on June 21, 1900 in Freiburg, Germany. His focus in his artwork was shape, color, and space. His artwork shows influences from French artists and was known to use tape to create the straight edged lines on his canvases. His artwork is unique in that it consists of geometric shapes and lines. His work could be considered diversified in that his style is constantly changing. In his artwork "Bread and Fruit" we can tell that he incorporates many techniques in his art. We can see straight-edged lines as well as curved lines with a variety of colors. Holty's piece is very intricate in that upon looking at this, the possibilities of how this piece can be interpreted is endless.

Carl Holty's "Bread and Fruit":
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