Beauty and meaning is in the eye of the beholder
In the late Nineteenth century, artists wished to break away from traditional representation of physical objects in its real shape. They started to explore the relationships of forms and colours instead of representing the world through recognisable images. In this genre of art, the artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation. Various types of Abstract art includes Cubism, Neoplasticism, and Abstract Expressionism.
"We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art"
-- Salvador Dali
"Painting, like music, has nothing to do with reproduction of nature, nor interpretation of intellectual meanings. Whoever is able to feel the beauty of colors and forms has understood non-objective [abstract] painting."
-- Hilla Rebay , The beauty of Non Objectivity
Everything is art, because there is an aesthetic component to everything one does.The feeling concieved by connoisseur is significant in enjoying Abstract art. Often our perspective reflects what we are and some times others don't see what seems plain to us. Along with the Artist, the viewer too can use his imagination in enjoying the piece of Art. This vivid scope for interpretation at an individual level is the beauty of Abstract art.
I was not fond of Abstract art until I bought some acrylic paint and started trying out the possibilities of experimenting with textures and shades. The overwhelming joy of playing with colours and textures. Just letting the hands move stirring the mind and pleasing the eyes. ....eternal bliss...!!!!
Though I wrote big words about my experience while playing with colours, I am not sure if my attempt to create abstract paintings reached the mark. But then, as someone told,
'Miles to go before I sleep' I have time to paint more and refine myself.............