Ways Decipher an Abstract Painting
1. Don’t try too hard
Abstract art addresses on human emotions. Artists don’t copy images from the real life. Instead, the paint their canvasses in a way that can spawn several interpretations and all of them will be equally acceptable. It might be difficult at first, but the more you look at such paintings, the more you understand them. It’s like learning a foreign language – only everyday practice will give you the result.
2. Don’t be in a hurry
We are constantly on the move and we want to get as much information as possible in a short period of time. But art doesn’t like it. Stop for a moment and have a close look at the picture, free your mind and try to focus on your feelings about it.
3. Step by step
4. Artist’s vision
In their works, artists try to show how they see the world; they use themes and emotions that have something to do with what’s happening in their lives at the moment. But they do it in a very particular way because there is no common vision of the same problem for different people.
5. Appreciate the abstraction
Accurate and realistic painting was vital for traditional artists. Now it is unnecessary. The focus shifted from the object of art to its subject. In other words, it’s not what you paint, it’s how you paint.