Since the early 1900s, Abstract Art has been a centrifugal force in modern art. Etymologically speaking, the word abstract comes from the Latin abstractus which directly translates as ‘drawn away’. With this in mind, abstract art can be explained as an artistic withdrawal from objective reality. The purpose of abstract art is not to depict real-life, but to simply be art. In other words, it is ‘art for art’s sake’.…
The history and theory of abstract art dates as far back as classical antiquity when Greek philosopher Plato philosophised that beauty lies not in the form but in the idea. However, the term ‘abstract art’ wasn’t officially coined until the 20th century by Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian painter and theorist who spearheaded the modern abstract art movement. Kandinsky stated that for art to truly channel an artist’s inner vision, it must transcend the objective world. And so began a creative revolution giving artists complete imaginative reign over their work.
Among the many characteristics of abstract art, abstract paintings and abstract art prints often have no recognisable subject. Instead, abstract artists use a melange of colours, forms, gestural marks and shapes to accomplish their desired effect. There’s such a variety of mediums and crafts in the abstract art sphere, it can be difficult to know where to begin. At Rise Art, we handpick top abstract artists from around the world and showcase their work. Whether you’re looking for an abstract painting to add to your collection or simply curious to know more about the abstract art movement, our experts in abstract art at Rise Art would be delighted to help you with your purchase.
Luca Bandi(https://www.riseart.com/art/81274/take-me-somewhere-we-can-be-alone-vii-by-luca-brandi]’s ‘Take me somewhere we can be alone VII’ is one of many trademark textured abstract paintings by the artist. Brandi overlays varying warm tones with swathes of black ink-life acrylic, making for a striking yet endearing abstract painting.
The abstract and the figurative collide in Victoria Achache’s vibrant paintings. ‘Cumulus’ shows a dramatic pairing of abstract colour and space from which mysterious figures seem to emerge. Achache captures an element of capriciousness and spontaneity in each of her pieces, attesting to the unpredictable imaginative depths of abstract art.