What is Abstract Painting ?


Abstract painting is considered one of the purest forms of expression, as it allows its creator to freely communicate visually without the constraint of forms found in objective reality. The approaches found within abstract painting encompass many movements including German Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Abstract Expressionism

Abstract paintings emerged as a departure from Classical and traditional academic painting in Europe during the late 19th century.

Various renowned artists prior to this time painted following the methods of classical realism, which used realistic perspective, shading, and other techniques in order to create historical scenes and subject matter

Emphasizing an artwork’s formal qualities over its representational subject matter, abstract artists experimented with new techniques such as using vivid yet arbitrary colors, reconstructing shapes, and rejecting a realistic three-dimensional perspective.

Shivani Garg

Recently Shivani Garg organized Transiting Space-A solo painting show at Triveni Kala Sangam by conveying a layering of time, space, place, and vivid colours from the city’s unique vocabulary and palette, traversing the dynamism of geometric abstraction to the enveloping scale of an abstract expressionist colour field of painting.

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