Friday, March 27, 2015

3 Abstract Art quotes

Interesting Abstract Art Quotes

Abstract art today needs no defense. It has become one of the many ways to paint or carve or model. But it is not yet a kind of art which people like without some study and some sacrifice of prejudice. (Alfred H. Barr Jr.)

If you work with abstract painting for a period of time, you may come to think of it as a melody, a song, a piece of beautiful music. (Judi Betts)

All paintings are abstract. Some abstract paintings also have pictorial representation or narrative content, but in essence they are first and foremost abstract because we have only paint. (Robert Bissett)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

EMY collage in progress #4

19.3.15. Work in progress.
Abstract collage with original drawings.

EMY art from the Diary #3

19.3.15. Work in progress #3. 
Abstract collage with drawings.


EMY Collages from the Diary Series.

19.3.15. Art in Progress #2.
From the Diary Series.
Abstract collage with drawings.


Art in Progress #1 March 19, 2015

From the Diary Series. Mixed media wildly abstract drawing.


Monday, January 26, 2015

"Stretched" acrylic painting

"Stretched" acrylic painting on paper.


"Corrugated" collage abstract painting

"Corrugated" - mixed media/collage on paper.


Friday, January 23, 2015

More notes on Abstract Art - from Dec. 2009

More notes on Abstract Art

Further reading in the history of abstract art revealed the opening up of a new world of possibilities in modern art as the era of representational art dimmed. Also as new scientific discoveries were made, abstract art flourished in a parallel universe. Not representing, in an illustrative way, the discoveries, but an opening up of the mind of the artists.

In "Painting in the 20th Century" Werner Haftmann writes "... abstract painting offered possibilities of expressing in pictorial terms the spontaneous processes which take place within the personality. It also provided the associations and suggestions with which an inner experience of reality could be made visible. This pervasive preoccupation with the possibilities of abstract painting resulted in the fact that each painter undertook for himself a fresh speculative examination of pictorial means and formal processes. Meditation and speculation became for the contemporary painter closely related forces which held his creative work in a state of tension."

He also stated that "The inevitable effect of these reflections was that the painters perceived much more clearly the astonishing correspondences between contemporary intuitive and scientific experiences of the world and nature. The complex structure of matter, the concept of mass as dynamic energy, the concept of the magnetic field, the overlappings of time and space, of the finite and infinite, were now seen by the artist for what they really were: parallel manifestations of a more abstract experience of reality, an experience which was fully active in himself also."

Art, in this new way of thinking exploded all over the western world.

Exiting - digital experiment

"EXITING" abstract digital experiment.
Leaving after a profound religious experience.

"Extricating" - abstract digital art using various elements combined digitally.
Experimenting with previous works, combined in a new way to reveal new insights.

"Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes... Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas." (Arshile Gorky)


Thursday, January 22, 2015

EMY - mixed media digital fusion

"Variations on a Dream" mixed media digital fusion of pen drawings.


EMY Work in Progres and a title

Mixed media abstract art on paper. Still needs some more work and a title.


Friday, January 16, 2015

E. Moo Young's Online Gallery - 3 Abstract paintings

Abstract art by Errol Moo Young
Abstract art - Mixed media/collage
Artwork not framed.
Size: 8.5 x 11"

Abstract pictures are fictive models, because they make visible a reality 
that we can neither see nor describe, but whose existence we can postulate. 
(Gerhard Richter)


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Abstraction vs. Realism

Abstract Art Quote I Like:
Abstraction demands more from me than realism. Instead of reproducing something outside of me, 

now I go inward and use everything I’ve learned thus far in my life. (Susan Avishai)

More on Abstract Art

When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit. (Constantin Brancusi)

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E. Moo Young - abstract art with quotes

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Abstract Drawing - "Synthesis 16" by Errol Moo Young

Abstract Drawing on paper. "Synthesis 16".

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Abstract Art on paper by Errol Moo Young.

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Abstract Drawings on paper by Errol Moo Young.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Digitally Fusing photographic elements with graphic elements.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Abstract art - Cubicle Construction

Digital fusion of photo, drawings, paintings synthesized into a harmonious whole.
Combining various elements, juxtaposing at odd angles can add dynamism to a quiet painting.

Title: Cubicle Construction
With Abstract Art quote.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

9 approaches to art.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Kandinsky defines art

Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for color, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential. (Wassily Kandinsky)

What's your definition?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

In progress 4.19.14 Abstract art by E. Moo Young

Untitled. Mixed media artwork on paper.
Combining drawing, acrylic painting, collage and oil pastels.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kandinsky's quote

The early origins of abstract art...
What was going through Kandinsky's head...

“clashing discords, loss of equilibrium, ‘principles’ overthrown, unexpected drumbeats,  great questionings, apparently purposeless strivings, stress and longing(apparently torn apart), chains and fetters broken (which had united many) opposites and contradictions - this is our harmony.”
Wassily Kandansky, 1912

Monday, April 14, 2014

"At Last" art by E. Moo Young

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Friday, April 11, 2014

'Disparate Lives' Art By E. Moo Young

Abstract art fusing mixed media, collage, acrylic painting and pen and ink drawing.

Even in close families, we live disparate lives. Pursuing diverse journeys, 
some descending into Dante's Inferno while others soar into the stratosphere.
Part of the unfolding of a Divine Plan.

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