The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 152: Abstracting Our Visual Experience

November 21st, 2020  •  36 mins 45 secs  •  Download (37.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Abstraction takes many forms for artists—from working with the visual elements for their own sakes to using emotion and mood as a starting point, to interpreting what they see in the world around them. Many artists combine these approaches to find their own personal voice in abstraction. Today we are going to examine the path favored by many artists who are inspired by the figure, the landscape, or other subjects in the visual world while avoiding literal depiction. What are some things to consider if this is your own direction, or intrigues you with its possibilities?