Art Is...Creating Abstract Art

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Art Is...Creating Abstract Art

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Using examples, artist Gerald Brommer clearly explains abstract art and shows how to abstract representational images. He then demonstrates step-by-step five methods to create abstraction in a painting — simplification of shapes, distortion, emphasis on overlapping shapes and fracturing, vertical displacement, and contour continuation. Through these examples, he illustrates how design becomes more important than the subject in abstract art. Creating Nonobjective Paintings is also available and complements this program.