A Brief History Of Abstract Art
Of course you already know this.
Just as the dictionary says, abstraction means
to summarize, to edit and simplify, to show
the essence of a material thing, or of an idea.
Now, mind you, contrary to the myth
that abstract art was born in the modern age,
abstraction actually preceded realism in art.
Art has evolved in stages from the simple
to the complex. Prior to the rise of realism
in art there was no need at all to define works
Monday, January 5, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: art