A short foreword to (Abstract) art

When people look at different artworks - especially abstract art - two statements are very often heard: 

 

"What is that?"

 

and

 

"I can do that too!"

 

 

"What is that?"

The viewer sees only the result of painting. The thoughts, ideas, interpretations and (failed) attempts, which ultimately led to the picture, not. Without the painter's explanations, these aspects of the work remain unknown. Thus it is often difficult for viewers to comprehend this creative process, which is unknown to them, in order to correctly classify the picture. One should therefore beware of the premature condemnation of a work.

 

"I can do that too!"

Anyone who has ever stood with a brush and color in front of a white canvas knows how difficult it is to start a painting. The first brush strokes are always the most difficult. Painters often need many days or weeks to think about forms, proportions, materials and color. It is also not so rare that the artist notices in the course of the creative process that he cannot implement his ideas and must make changes. How much easier it is to simply paint a picture that already exists completely!

 

To all the art enthusiasts (and those who are still to be), I would therefore like to recommend to have an open and unbiased eye on the works of art.