These images below have been captured on my camera, using the 70-300mm Telemacro lens. I have not remastered the images at all. They are as beautiful as I wanted them to be.
(AbStRAct aRt Abstract art engages and challenges the intellect but it also engages and challenges the emotions and to fully appreciate it the viewer has to let go of a need to understand what the artist is trying to say and instead tune into their own ‘feeling’ response to the piece. That’s the important connection For many, understanding abstract art and addressing the question ‘what is abstract art’ get in the way of appreciating the art itself. The magic happens when we let go of this need to know.. )
Artists have always sought new ways to express their changing world but the arrival of the twentieth century brought with it unprecedented scientific and technological developments that demanded an even bigger response. New ideas and more progressive thinking had to be reflected in art. Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso had already begun to move away from more traditional painting techniques and were moving towards abstraction in their work. Russian-born artist, Wassily Kandinsky quickly followed suit, taking his art a step further and producing a work of total abstraction in 1911. In France, Robert Delaunay had already recognised the potential of the new Cubist movement and begun to incorporate its principles into his work, moving a step further in his colourful abstract art paintings where he explores the energy and vibrancy of nature through juxtaposing primary colors. Famed British artists include Victor Passmore, Kenneth Martin, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron all of whom were influential in this movement. along with Basil Beattie, Gillian Ayres, Jeremy Moon, Bridget Riley , Howard Hodgkin and Barbara Rae. New York was the centre of this important phase in the development of abstract art and a whole new generation known as the Abstract Expressionists of the New York School (artists such as Willem De Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Lee Krasner, Mark Rothko Franz Kline, among others) embraced it to spectacular effect. Artists who had grown up in America met, worked and socialised with artists who had fled persecution in Europe, bringing together the two traditions of the abstract art movement and paving the way for yet another ‘second generation’ of abstract artists (artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell). The Power of Abstract Art - All aspects of life lend themselves to interpretation through abstract art – beliefs, fears, passions, a response to music or to nature, scientific and mathematical complexity, to name but a few, can all be used as subject matter and expressed freely and uniquely. The abstract artist communicates with us in a way that allows us to find our own personal response to the work. Anyone who has stood before a MArk Rothko for the first time will recognise this feeling. A Rothko painting commands respect from the outset – you know immediately that it has something important to convey to you. As you stand before it, you feel yourself drawn in, surrounded by it and brought to a place of stillness, both in the painting and in yourself. It’s a feeling you might experience in meditation and it’s wonderful. You are there with the painting, with yourself and with all the emotion and spiritual energy Mark Rothko felt as he was making the piece. It is a humbling experience.
The abstract artist communicates with us in a way that allows us to find our own personal response to the work. Anyone who has stood before a Mark Rothko for the first time will recognise this feeling. A Rothko painting commands respect from the outset – you know immediately that it has something important to convey to you. As you stand before it, you feel yourself drawn in, surrounded by it and brought to a place of stillness, both in the painting and in yourself. It’s a feeling you might experience in meditation and it’s wonderful. You are there with the painting, with yourself and with all the emotion and spiritual energy Mark Rothko felt as he was making the piece. It is a humbling experience.
All my own abstract images have been set to beautiful classical and chakra genre music, you will unwind as you sit and enjoy some time out. Use these dvds to help you sleep, unwind or just have some well deserved 'MeTime'. I have created these for people who need some time to relax. I myself know what it is to need moments such as this, because of pain or fatigue I find I can just sit for half an hour with one of the dvds playing and I can just meditate or simply stop. They are free because this is my way of giving people who need moments for themselves no matter what the reason. If it is all I can do for you...then take advantage of this. Just let me know what title you would like. email firstname.lastname@example.org ps I think my favourite is the Gladiator :-) if you slide the slide bar at the bottom of the video you would like to watch it will move along to give you the opportunity to watch in full screen mode.
What is abstract art?: A Rich Visual LanguageFor the music-lover, Wassily Kandinksy offers a visual interpretation of the harmony and melody of a piece of music and demonstrates perfectly through art the inter-connection of sounds and feelings.Franz Kline paintings inspire a powerful sense of energy and their large-scale encourages expansive thinking and feelings of possibility. The abstract art of Arshile Gorky which was inspired by memories of the garden of his childhood home is delicate and tender and lovingly communicates the special quality of that place. For artists such as Piet Mondrianand Josef Albers, the language of geometric abstraction was the key to expressing their view of the world. The rhythmic swirls and splattered paint of a Jackson Pollock painting, without beginning and without end, put us in touch with a life free of boundaries and limitations.