fine art: art mirrors life
fine art portfolio
a few images from the fine art creative portfolio.
One definition of fine art is “a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture.” In that sense, there are conceptual differences between the fine arts and the applied arts. As originally conceived, and as understood for much of the modern era, the perception of aesthetic qualities required a refined judgment usually referred to as having good taste, which differentiated fine art from popular art and entertainment.
In this series I explore the traditional mediums of painting in acrylics, water colors, pastels, colored pencils, charcoal and collage. One of the styles I often work in abstract. abstract art art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
many viewers do not immediately understand abstract art. this style of art requires a mental shift. this shift is what is fascinating about the abstract style of art. this aspect is because so much of our experiences as humans are beyond words to describe or what might be representational. abstract art often attempts to express or evoke an emotional response from the viewer; it is a communication and transmission of the expression of a non verbal feeling or experience. in many ways, working within an abstract style, while not as easily accessible to some, offers an opportunity and freedom to transcend the limits of language and of convention.