Going against convention with abstract art
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Going against convention with abstract art

Art defies convention. This is a commonly accepted statement. But as art grows, the human tendency to organize the unorganized-able also takes over—most people like being able to view a painting and give it a label. "Modern art" piques many, and so does "Contemporary art," but there is one form that brings most people to a halt. "Abstract art" or the art form that isn't bound by any rules often excites a lot of comments.

A non-binary concept:
When abstract art was first introduced is a matter that never really got resolved. However, most artists credit Wassily Kandinsky as a pioneer. In a time where art was confined to dainty sculptors or oil paintings that illustrated daffodils or daisies, Kandinsky's work was revolutionary.

It was a very novel idea to disregard the "rules" that had been set around art. Artists had been used to the idea of taking their emotions and molding them into a visual that was universal, to say the least. If you look back at the work that dates from that time, you'll find stories within every piece. These stories aren't that hard to comprehend, however, and most of them follow a single narrative.

Perceiving the difference:
In the modern era, we're quite used to thinking everyone can draft up a different meaning for a single sentence or a single painting. This was, however, not the norm back then. Hence, when a painter decided to bring lines into the mix, not to join them into the table but to instead create a mesh of emotions and color, it left a lasting impression.

Since then, the concept of no proper concept in art has strengthened its roots and established its hold in the art industry. Abstract art aims to take the abstract aspects of life, like emotions and feelings, and translate them into strokes that are open to interpretation but also convey a message.

The relatability of abstract art:
Abstract art allows for more relatability because every single person who views a piece can believe it to mean whatever suits them. Whereas a lamp can only be seen as a source of light, or a room decor item, or well, a lamp, red and yellow lines intertwined and looped around each other can be seen as an image of catharsis or of anxiousness, all depending on the mindset perceiving them.

This open-ended connection that acts as the base for abstract art is what attracts many people, but it also makes many uncomfortable. It can often be difficult to wrap one's head around the fact that they are responsible for their own interpretation of a piece. You don't have to create elaborate claims for what a painting is trying to convey, though; you can also choose to just look at a painting and give in to the emotion it invokes.

Looking at abstract art from an interior design perspective:
Focusing on the emotional journey is usually the line of thought that is followed when looking for an abstract painting as part of your decor. The right painting can make your living space, well, a masterpiece. When looking for a little something to display, you should always take a minute and reflect on what kind of vibe you associate with the room. For instance, if you want your living room to always be filled with a cool and calm tone, you can introduce a few abstract art prints in blues to level out the style. Maybe, add a corner piece to bring it all together.

Similarly, if you feel like the room needs to be lively and loud, introduce something that's a bit more wild. You can cover up a bare wall with one big painting that draws attention or arrange a set of them in contrast to one another.

Understanding the role of lighting:
Lighting is crucial when creating art and when viewing it. If you want to achieve the full appeal of a display, you need the right lighting. What this means is that the kind of work you put up will impact the space, and this impact can change significantly if the lighting does. If you're working with a room that doesn't receive a lot of illumination, adding a dark canvas won't be the best move. In order to make the room easier on the eyes, you can add in something bright and soft.

Dabbling with visuals:
Abstract art or any form of art is often about creating an illusion. In this case, you can dabble with the illusion of length. If you're standing in a close closeted room and you need to find a way to make it look taller, abstract art is the way to go. Including a canvas with vertical elements will enhance the visual depth and length. It's all about being creative to get your desired result.

Catharsis and joy through abstract:
Art defies convention, and there is no other form of it that upholds this statement more than abstract art. It provides artists catharsis and viewers a chance to explore their perception of it. You can discuss a painting over a cup of tea, during small talk, or spare an hour or two and connect every part of it with a different emotion. The possibilities become endless, and every single one of them is more intriguing than the other.

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