“Microcosm” Abstract Art Painting

Abstract Art PaintingMicrocosm by Jaison Cianelli ©2009
Art Prints

“The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe.  The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars.  Fire and lightening and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.” ~ The Upanishads


Abstract Paintings Have a Purpose?

It depends on the artist, but generally, yes abstract paintings have a purpose.  The purpose is simply to beautify your surroundings with intrigue.  Ok, but why do people pay so much for  what looks like a canvas with some paint thrown on it?  Abstract paintings can actually be very affordable if purchased from an up and coming artist.  And believe it or not, most often there was a deliberate attempt at where that paint landed on the canvas.  The beauty of abstract art, both for the artist and the viewer, is that anyone can take what they see and interpret it however they see fit.

There are many different interpretations of abstract art.  An artist can be completely non-representational, or he/she can conjure up recognizable forms and symbols.  In a broad spectrum of abstract paintings, you can find landscapes, seascapes, natural objects, and colorful shapes and forms.  All and all, abstract paintings tend to have a strong focus on color patterns, and/or texture.  In this modern day, with photography, digital art, and the ability to create prints, it’s no wonder why artists are seeking to make it perfectly clear that what you see on the canvas was in-fact created with a more personal human element.  How you ask?  Through building up layers of texture, depth, or using a glazing technique that collects and redistributes light, making the paint appear luminous.

There is so much joy in painting abstractly because the walls of rigid preconception are torn down.  Many artists are using abstract art as a means to release feelings, and also as a way to freely express what they have seen in nature.  When something is done in spirit and spontaneity, it’s obvious and it shows in the work.  The purpose of abstract art is to capture this essence and bring this joy into the lives of others.

Love Nature Back

Love Nature Back Abstract Acrylic Painting

Love Nature Back
Original size: 24 x 30 inches
Original medium: Acrlic on gallery canvas: ©2007

One can only come to love nature by being in it. To stare in awe at its beauty and to coexist in its flow, bathes and nourishes the soul. Sadly enough, the more of nature that we remove, build upon, transfigure, and pollute, the less likely one can come to love it.

Nature is inseparable from ourselves, and anything that we do to it we are ultimately doing to our bodies. We are creating a world of people that are so separate from nature that they have yet to know their true selves.

While I could come up with many reasons why we are blindly destroying our ability to coexist with nature, unless we consciously recognize what we are doing to our planet and make changes, the chance to live a good healthy life in a beautiful natural environment will soon become extinct for rich and poor alike.

It is however still very important to see the beauty in nature and spend some time clearing your mind within its most precious places, albeit those places are sometimes polluted. We can actually honor our creator in this way, by appreciated what has been given to us. Through our willingness to preserve and protect, to take part in and grow, to build up and not destroy, we can find peace of mind, vitality in our health, and contentment in our hearts.

“God is everywhere, in everything. When you see something beautiful – a sunset, a mountain, a stream – these are reminders of God’s presence, revealing his beauty.” ~ From “Let There Be Love,” Cardinal Basil Hume