Thursday, February 14, 2008

Driven to abstraction

It is interesting to see what appears to be a natural progression among many artists from representational artwork to the more abstract. Many masters during the past have gone that route - Picasso and Munch come immediately to mind.
You hear about the desire to paint "more loosely." To me it is more a matter of painting less tangible subjects - ideas, feelings - or focusing on the surface and medium - or working with design, color, texture, etc. I still paint more representationally when a sense of place or character is a major part of the subject.

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babooshka said...

Interesting artwork. Chose this one as it represents to be anyway, migraines that i have.To me then, somehting that i consider negative you have made visually positive.

Look forward to seeing more.

Rob Robinson said...

I'm glad you are able to look at the painting in a positive way considering the connection to your migraines.
I haven't yet been able to depict the ocular migraines that I have with their glittering patterns.