Abstract Oil Paintings and Its Three Types

Generally speaking, abstract art comes in many forms and these forms or impressions of art do not have anything to do with the physical things that one can see in the normal world. Most of the times, abstract oil paintings are derivatives of the intrinsic qualities of material objects. These abstraction of ideas are turned into visual art and they should not remind people of the material value of the things from which they were abstracted. Many painters who practice this form of painting either symbolize or simplify tangible things or objects and try to represent them in the smallest possible form. Rooted to the 20th century, abstract paintings came from people who drew pictures on dirt. In the same era, there was an impressionist movement in the world of art and this was later called abstract impressionism.

There are three main divisions or types of abstract oil paintings: Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Cubism, and Abstract Neoplasticism.

Abstract Expressionism is very personal in a sense that it is a reflection of the painter’s thoughts and even personality. These thoughts are expressed in paint through spontaneous painting and this type of abstract painting was divided into two sub-groups. The first one is called Action Painting and the second one is called Color Field Painting. These paintings will show viewers how the artist moves while he was painting the masterpiece.

Abstract Cubism refers to abstract oil paintings that show geometrical figures. These figures represent what is on the artist’s thoughts. Commonly, these geometric figures are split and put together in forms that are not possible in reality. The third type, called Abstract Neoplasticism, is a principle that says that art should never be derivatives of the things we see on earth. Art should not be tangible and that art should be representation of absolute things in life.

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