Abstract Art

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. Strictly speaking, the word abstract means to separate or withdraw something from something else.

At its basis, it is about form, color, line, texture, pattern, composition and process. These are the formal qualities of artwork, because they describe what the art looks like and how it is created. Abstract art is an exploration of these formal qualities.





How is abstract art made?

Abstract art is being able to put different colors, shapes, and textures together to create a finished piece that represents something in particular. You can add different shapes and colors to the painting to make it more abstract.


What are the 6 elements of abstract art?

This vocabulary is made up of six basic elements: Line, Texture, Shape, Form, Color, and Value.



A simple exercise for you to practice abstract art!


  1. Make grids in your paper

  2. Draw a line as you wish in the first grid

  3. Mirror it on all 3 sides

  4. Repeat the pattern






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