The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 164: Abstraction and Your Inner Child

February 7th, 2021  •  37 mins 42 secs  •  Download (52.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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We all drew, painted, and made things out of playdough and construction paper as little children, in spontaneous and unselfconscious ways. Some of us retain those memories, and we may also have children or grandchildren whose artwork we love. The art of children affords an intriguing view of a very different way of seeing and thinking than we have as adults, and many abstract artists have found it a source of inspiration. Today we look at some special qualities of child art and how it may feed our abstract ideas.