Wednesday, May 02, 2007

What is abstraction?

Moshe Kupferman. Oil on Canvas

Abstraction for me is appealing as long as i can relate to it in any realistic, emotional, intellectual, spiritual meanings - a kind of a dialog between the artist his art and me the viewer. As long as it lets me grasp the un grasaple with a sense of diving into a divine, human universal notion, or, as long as it does depict some kind of psychological, naturalistic existence... is talktive as long as i can relate to it in any realistic, emotional, intellectual, spiritual meanings - a kind of a dialog between the artist his art and me the viewer. As long as it lets me grasp the un grasaple with a sense of diving into a divine, human universal notion, but living me with some unsolved issues..

Moshe Kupferman

Annabel Daou, an interesting artist poses the question “What is abstraction?” and begins to answer: “I think abstraction is a mental process where the artist extracts form and creates form. For instance, I looked out my window and saw a window across the street. One frame was slightly off-kilter, and I began to think of an off-kilter grid—and from there, about minor gestures, how the tiny shift in the big grid changed everything. You could take anything as the starting point—abstraction lets you do that. Then it becomes its own world, and it’s like being inside the work.” read on - The New Abstraction

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2 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

I think that by definition a work of art awakens inner dialoges of self. It happens more often for me with music or poetry but you have opened my heart to the visual arts, Moon.

Princess Haiku said...

Moon Dear,
Did you notice my post of a statue of Orpheus? I thought it was beautiful.