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abstract landscape paintings

what are they?


Abstract Landscape Paintings Abstract landscape paintings are both abstract and a landscape.  This method of painting can involve a great deal of creative expression either by altering scenery that exists in real life or by creating an imagined setting.  The abstraction can be done without any symbolic significance or the abstraction can represent an idea and express the artists' inner emotions and feelings.   Abstract landscape paintings are intentionally different from what exists in real life. 

The artist has freedom to use an unrealistic color palette, exaggerate forms, and use details and texture that express just about anything the artist is feeling. Abstract landscape paintings can offer the viewer another way of seeing the natural environment.  Some artists abstract the landscape by breaking it down into simple colors and shapes. Others go so far as to try and express the energy of life and nature. An abstract landscape painting can also  communicate a sense of human emotion using the earth, air, fire, and water elements.  

Because an abstract landscape paintings utilizes characteristics from the abstract art movement it is not uncommon to find unusual materials in the painting. For example an artist can add sea shells, a leaf, sand, string, and many other materials. These paintings often have visual or tactile texture. The artist can also emphasize qualities of light in different ways by using iridescent or metallic paint.

Expressing the creative mind and spirit, abstract landscape paintings display an interwoven connection with man and nature.  While the abstract landscape artist seeks to create a composition that is different and unique, there is always a subtle familiarity.  It is this intrigue of strange and familiar that can capture the viewers attention and allow for a variety of interpretations.  Because abstract landscape paintings share a sense of personal expression with relation to the environment , the creation of a painting can be very soulful and connected with the individual.

Article written by Jaison Cianelli © CianelliStudios.com

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