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Abstract Wall Art & Canvas Prints

Abstract art is considered to be a recent phenomenon. Abstract art prints use shapes, colors, lines, and even patterns for the display of an artistic expression. This visual art form is regarded as a recent concept because most mainstream abstract art dates back to a hundred or two hundred years ago. However, it is argued that abstract art goes a long way back and abstractions are even present in caves. This is because abstract art is fundamentally a portrayal of an exaggerated reality. It also means that it is not necessary for abstract art to undertake any ideas or borrow any understanding from reality or any other contemporary art forms.

Visual language is the foundation of abstract art. There are three popular abstract art styles that are seen on abstract art prints. These include dada, action painting, and non-objective abstract art prints. Dada abstract art prints were first made in Zurich, Switzerland. This abstract style was used by artists in the 20th century to critique the socio-economic conditions of society. It was adopted by many artists after World War I when artists, as well as people, felt a disconnect from society due to the destruction it caused. Society was disoriented and horrors of war had penetrated deep among the people. As a result, this form of abstraction was used to convey messages of peace and critique about the conditions the war had led them to.

Action Painting abstract prints are made by throwing paints on the canvas to create a complex yet equally mesmerizing image. A common understanding is that the intricate patterns of the paint reflect the complexities of the society. Others consider this as a reference to dancing and physical gestures of similar form. Action painting abstract prints do not have a fixed meaning attached to them.

Non-objective abstract art prints are composed without fixating on a certain object. Instead, the artist used shapes and color pallets in a manner that real-world emotions are depicted. The interesting thing about nonobjective art is that it may feel and be viewed differently by each individual. Thus, each art piece has a unique meaning to its observer. Usually, such prints are painted on larger scales and can get intimidating to its viewers sometimes.

Abstract wall art is one of the major art forms that exist in the postmodern world and is practiced more often when compared to other art forms. Abstract art became a burgeoning concept in the 20th century when artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Seurat were seen using the style. The quick development of the art form resulted in a huge fan following. Artists of the post-modernist world rely heavily on abstract techniques to design art prints. Abstract art prints not only prove to be a great addition to the décor but are heavily sought after.

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Abstract Wall Art

The formal word used for wall art is a mural. Mural is basically a Spanish word that means to be attached to a wall. In the world of art, a mural is a painting or any other art form integrated with a wall or a ceiling. Thus, a mural also informally known as wall art is any combination of graphics that is designed and painted on a wall and sometimes on a ceiling. Wall art techniques can be divided into four main themes, fresco, mosaic, graffiti, and marouflage.

Fresco uses dry-powder pigment infused in water that is applied on a fresh layer of plaster, mosaic is made by sticking small colored stones on the wall, graffiti is made by painting on the wall and marouflage involves canvases placed on walls with the help of adhesive. Each technique has evolved over time and has emerged as an individual art form but generally, they all fall under the category of Wall Art.

Abstract Wall art, as the name suggests, is wall art using abstract art form. Typically, abstract art is based on visual language. It comprises of shapes, colors, lines and even patterns that are used as a medium of expression by the artist. Abstract art is often confused with non-figurative art because of the level of similarity they have however, they are two different art forms. While non-figurative or non-representational art may have a connection with the real world, abstract art is essentially a depiction of an alternative reality and it is not necessary for abstract art to resonate with any ideas of contemporary art styles. This not only includes imagery but colors, styles and patterns as well.

Abstract wall art is mostly used to deliver messages to its viewers. Traces of abstract art is found in almost all wall art techniques but it is most prevalent in graffiti. Graffiti as a medium of expression heavily relies on abstract art style. Three major Abstract art styles are;

Dada: this abstract style was used by artists in the 20th century the critique the socio-economic conditions of the society. It was adopted by many artists after the World War I when artists as well as people felt a disconnect from the society and the destruction it caused.

Action Painting: although it is self-explanatory, action painting involves throwing paints on the canvas or the wall, in case of abstract wall art, to create a complex yet equally mesmerizing image. This again is used to depict the complexities and intricacies of the society.

Non-Objective: nonobjective abstract art is composed without fixating on a certain object. Instead, the artist used shapes and color pallets in a manner that real world emotions are depicted. The interesting thing about non objective art is that it may feel and be viewed as differently by each individual. Thus, each art piece has a unique meaning to its observer. Usually, such pieces are painted on larger scales and can get intimidating at times to its viewers.

Abstract wall art is one of the major art forms that exist in the postmodern world and is practiced more often when compared to other art forms.


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Abstract Canvases

Most abstract art dates back to a hundred or two hundred years ago. However, it is argued that abstract art started within the caves. It was only a hundred years ago that visual art was mainstreamed in a manner that it became a distinct form of art. Visual language is the foundation of abstract art. Shapes, colors, lines, and even patterns are employed by the artist as a medium of expression. Because of their resemblance, abstract art and non-figurative art are sometimes mistaken as the same; nonetheless, they are two distinct art styles. While non-figurative or non-representational art may have a relationship to the real world, abstract art is fundamentally a portrayal of an exaggerated reality. This also means that it is not necessary for abstract art to undertake any ideas or borrow any understanding from reality or any other contemporary art forms.

Three major Abstract art styles are displayed on abstract canvases include;

Dada: this abstract style was used by artists in the 20th century the critique the socio-economic conditions of the society. It was adopted by many artists after the World War I when artists as well as people felt a disconnect from the society and the destruction it caused. The society was disoriented and horrors of war had penetrated deep among the people. As a result, this form of abstraction was used to convey messages of peace and critique about the conditions the war had led them to. 

Action Painting: although it is self-explanatory, action painting involves throwing paints on the canvas, to create a complex yet equally mesmerizing image on the abstract canvas. A common understanding is that the intricate patterns of the paint reflect the complexities of society. Others consider this as a reference to dancing and physical gestures of similar form.  In case of action painting, there is no fixed meaning attached to the image. It’s all about how the viewer feels about it.

Non-Objective: nonobjective abstract art is composed without fixating on a certain object. Instead, the artist used shapes and color pallets in a manner that real world emotions are depicted. The interesting thing about nonobjective art is that it may feel and be viewed as differently by each individual. Thus, each art piece has a unique meaning to its observer. Usually, such pieces are painted on larger scales and can get intimidating at times to their viewers.

Abstract art became a burgeoning concept in the 20th century when artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Seurat were seen using the style. The quick development of the art form resulted in a huge fan following. Abstract art is one of the most popular contemporary art forms. Artist of the post-modernist world relies heavily on abstract techniques to design abstract canvases. These can not only prove to be a great addition to the décor but are heavily sought after.


To browse our range of Abstract Canvases please use the following link to browse – https://mycanvases.co.uk/product-category/modern-abstract-art/

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