Abstract is for something that is not a material object or is examples of abstract concepts in media.

Art

Abstract which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the art uses visual language of shape, form, color and line work to create a composition.

Subgenres

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism is the term applied to new forms of abstract art, it’s often characterised by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity.

Drip Painting

Drip painting is a form of abstract art in which paint is dripped or poured on to the canvas.

Tachisme

Tachisme is a French style of abstract painting popular in the 1940s and 1950s. The term is said to have been first used with regards to the movement in 1951. Tachisme was a reaction to Cubism and is characterized by spontaneous brushwork, drips and blobs of paint straight from the tube, and sometimes scribbling reminiscent of calligraphy.

Popular Artists

  • Jackson Pollock
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Mark Rothko

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