Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Abstract art- 'According 2'
Abstract art can lead to new directions, new experiments and with collage the use of virtually any element can lead to a new avenue of exploration. The inclusion of bits of drawings, cord, maps, magazine scraps can open new directions of abstract thought.
Collage, as a fine art medium was developed by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in France in 1912. These two cubist artists sought to break up space, forms, colors by using torn, cut, pasted papers, wallpapers, magazines and newspapers as important and new elements of their art. Collage is a means to achieveing layers of thoughts, bringing new ideas and meaning to the work.
Collage, for me, brings new life to old drawings, painted surfaces, old magazines, textured cardboard, a historic fusion of artifacts that lie around the studio. A composition of memories in a new abstract combination.
Some major proponents of collage include Kurt Schwitters in the 20's, Surrealists artists such as Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Miro, Dali, Joseph Cornell and Romare Bearden in more recent times. More will be told of Bearden's work in my other blogs.
The Collage on the right is called "According 2". More of my abstract work can be seen at yessy.com/emooyoung.