why good paintings are incomprehensible
“Painting is the making of an analogy for something nonvisual and incomprehensible: giving it form and giving it reach. And that is why good paintings are incomprehensible.” Gerhard Richter, 1981
Art can be a matter of personal taste and what some may find moving can seem disturbing to others. For those who feel that this kind of work can be done by anyone, I would ask you to try it. Because though abstract art and the expressionism work may seem free and easy, it is anything but. In fact, if you sit down to think about it, it is difficult because the painter has to constrain himself or herself when trying to express their emotions through abstract expressionism. Plus, any jarring note in the way the colors move and interact with each other can make a good work of art look off kilter and spoil the effect you are trying to create with your work.
We often come across people who go crazy over any Abstract work of art, they seem to have a special vision that makes them see beyond what is depicted on the canvas, and there are others, who feel it is not anything special. That is why when there is talk of Abstract Expressionism; the reaction could be divided into utter excitement and absolute confusion. In this article we will be looking at beautiful examples of abstract expressionism to give you an idea what it is all about. To put it plainly, abstract expressionism can be defined as showing expressions and deep emotions using abstract imagery.