What is NON-Objective Art?
According to Miriam Webster’s Online Dictionary, Non-Objective Art as:
1: not objective [One CAN’T use the word in its definition!]
2: representing or intended to represent no natural or actual object, figure, or scene <nonobjective art>
— non·ob·jec·tiv·ism noun
— non·ob·jec·tiv·ist noun
— non·ob·jec·tiv·i·ty noun
Examples of NONOBJECTIVE
- <the real subject of his nonobjective paintings is color—and the intense emotional response it can provoke in the viewer>
First Known Use of NONOBJECTIVE: 1905
Abstract Expressionism: Link HERE to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Site
Blouin ArtInfo talks about MoMA’s Exhibition “Inventing Abstraction” and how it fails its subject. Take a look – HERE.
Let’s MAKE some Non-Objective Art…
What lines describe you? Curvy lines? What colors are you choosing? Why?
Zig Zag Lines…
Zig-Zag Marker Lines with Watercolor filling in the negative space.
From the initial painting (drawing too), chopping it up into the EQUAL squares (1 1/2″ in this case), and the assembling of the squares into the NEW Non-Objective work… The next step – find NEW larger lines and shapes to define. PROCESS.
Taking the GREEN lines and adding a heavy black line over the tops of them. This joins the lines and redefines the space into a unified work through line.
Rather than going OVER the lines, this version outlines the green lines and redefines the space through DIFFERENT lines.
… and this is similar to the previous work… using line to redefine the space. What can YOU do to create an abstract artwork… not as easy as one may have thought.