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Abstract Artwork

Original Abstract Art Painting Reproductions by Dr. Dan Holt

"Abstract Art" from Google again. One definition of abstract art is that "it does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures." "Good abstract art has a message, a concept, a "something." Even though the technique may seem simple and haphazard, it emerges from a place of deep thought and great meaning. You can see the same truth at work in all of the great abstract painters."  What makes a drawing abstract? "Whether it is a painting, drawing or multimedia it doesn't depend on real-life visual references. Rather, it uses forms, colors and lines in ways that can capture a feeling or emotion rather than creating a literal likeness."

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Can’t just anybody become an abstract artist?

Yes, but good art evokes an emotional response...whether that is positive or negative is not the point. The point is that it brings forth an emotional feeling in the person viewing it. 

The Takeaway

Whether you are interested in Beardsley, Dali, or Escher, you’ll find Dan’s art is a breath of fresh air. You’ll be pleasantly surprised about how simple lines can create a universe inhabited by beautiful beasts and creatures from a world of fantasy that he slowly unlocks through his masterly skills at pencil drawing and painting with watercolors or acrylic paints.

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