"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

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Abstract art is difficult to do, I think. I think so many artists are much more comfortable with being able to look at something and render their version of what they see. To close one's eyes and render what one finds inside one's head can be very scary and hard to do. How do you portray things that are only fleeting feelings and images in the dark corners of your brain? They often look like things you see outside your head. So sometimes abstract art can look a lot like realistic art, but maybe a bit blurred, or maybe in the wrong color, or taken out of context. To abstract something is to change it in some way. So let's see how the Polyvore artists did with their abstractions.
The Second Day
The Second Day
by mrscharley

Women at the River
Women at the River
by stefania-federici

MIGRAINEMIGRAINEMIGRAINE
MIGRAINEMIGRAINEMIGRAINE
by mrscharley

7469 - tilting at the windmills of your mind
Tilting at the Windmills of Your Mind
by suburbhater

Boomerang Migraine
Boomerang Migraine
by mrscharley

Hour of the mouse
Hour of the Mouse
by texaspinkfox

A Stitch in Time
A Stitch in Time
by mrscharley

Next Level
Next Level
by skpg

So, did the Polyvore artists abstract well? Did you understand what the message was in each piece? How do these pieces compare to Kazimir Malevich's Black Square which is considered to be the ultimate abstraction?

I don't always understand the message in an abstract. I don't understand all that Malevich is trying to relate in his black square of paint. I didn't enjoy doing abstract paintings in art school. But I do enjoy doing abstractions digitally lately. And I find that I enjoy figurative abstracts more than the completely abstracted ones. I can relate to them easier.


Well, that's it for today. Hope you enjoy your weekend! Please remember to answer the question below if you haven't already. You must actually be on the blog to do so. See you for some pretty summer style ideas Tuesday.

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