When my sister and I were kids, she told me that if I scribbled with crayons and paints on my paper, then I was making abstract art. As we learned this week, there’s more to it than that.
Abstract art may sometimes look disorganized, but it may actually be representational or symbolic of objects and concepts. Picasso, Mondrian and Rothko all imbued meaning in their work, whether or not it’s immediately clear to the viewer.
The images seen in abstract art may be a riff on something else, or they may represent intangible concepts like emotions or ideas. We were able to create our abstract art using paint, collage and sculpture.