My ongoing obsession with abstract painting…
The unit we are studying in my Cert IV course currently, is “Abstract Painting”. I’ve never been able to do it, but we have been de-constructing other artists’ work in order to nut out how they achieved their ‘look’.
This week we looked at Piet Mondrian… Master of radical simplification of elements in his paintings, he reduced everything to vertical and horizontal lines.
“I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects.” ~Mondrian
And so, adopting his philosophy of reduced abstract painting, I set out to paint methodical squares in an asymmetrical balance.
My inner scumbler took over, however, and before too long my neat, tidy boxes became blurry and atmospheric…. I don’t mind that I didn’t fully re-create a Mondrian, but using his style as a launching pad helped me find a new way of abstract painting — a resource I’ll probably draw upon one day down the track!
❤ Anita Revel
PS This is week 33’s piece for my Art Challenge of 2015… Follow me on Facebook to stay in the loopity-loop of my produce-a-piece-a-week challenge.
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Original: 44×58 cm, acrylic on canvas (unframed), $150 including postage within Australia
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