Read the following quotes:
“It [abstract art] should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed – after a while you may like it or you may not.” – Jackson Pollock
“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” – Picasso
“Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered” – Al Capp
“The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.” – Ellen Key
As the four quotes above indicate, abstract art has created many controversial topics about what it is or if it can be termed art. Discuss the following:
Why do you think that many abstract art works are criticized?
What is your opinion about abstract art?
Do you agree or disagree with any of the above quotes?
If you had a choice of having a painting from the styles of Realism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Abstract, or Avant-Garde, which style would you choose and why? Discuss with 2 or more classmates their preference for art and relate your opinion about your assessment of the particular style.