BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY 3.


Another statement I often hear when people are looking at a painting is, “That’s interesting”. This usually means that they don’t understand what the painting is about, and it’s the only thing they can think of saying at the time. Unless they can see things that they understand, people get confused especially when being confronted with abstract art.

Most people assess the value of art on their own ability to interpret (understand) what is going on, how realistic it is, the technique and the amount of time and effort it took the artist to create the artwork.

To the untrained eye, today’s featured drawing Redline, may be difficult to understand. Yes, it is an abstract, but it’s derived from a red line that was painted over a section of concrete. The concrete is full of stones that result in  a series of interesting patterns.

Now that you know what this drawing is about, do you think differently about it?

Richard

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About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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