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Further into abstraction

25/06/2021


At the beginning of the last century, we experienced the development of abstract art when more Avant-garde artists began to create works that moved away from a representation of a subject to limiting the image to basics.


PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR | DANCE AT BOUGIVAL

Impressionism was the beginning of modernism. The first experiments with new colour palettes and a looser style tested the visitors and critics who viewed them.











VINCENT VAN GOGH | WHEAT FIELDS WITH CROWS

Post-impressionist artists Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin further pushed the boundaries to modernism.






PAUL CEZANNE | MONT SAINT VICTOIRE

'Father of Modern Art', Paul Cezanne moved away from impressionism. With the geometric shapes, he was a forerunner to the cubism of Picasso. Cezanne's work furthered the reaction to the abstract art

of the 20th century.







Many abstract artists, including myself, have made this move from reality to portraying their work using instinct and feeling.

The change to abstraction for me was sudden. The first abstract painting was an emotional reaction to a friend passing. This event set me on my path.


KAREN WELSH | JOY OF LIFE | 2020

Julie was one of the happiest people I knew she was full of sunshine and laughter. The yellow represents that sunshine, the pink her femininity, the blue represents the sky, she was an outdoor girl who enjoyed walking and nature. The white is her spirit and the black represents the darkness of her leaving us.


Thank you Julie xx











KAREN WELSH | DOWNS AND VALLEYS | 2020

The open landscape of Wiltshire lends itself so well to the way I exaggerate the forms and colours for a semi-abstract style.












KAREN WELSH | ABSTRACT ll | 2021

Parallel to the landscape paintings, I have been creating an abstract collection that is developing all the time. Drawn to the effects of the ‘Push and Pull of Hans Hoffman and the canvas staining of

Helen Frankenthaler, for example. All the techniques and styles constantly influence the results of my work.


Quieter paintings with a sense of the land, sea and sky.





I am and surely always will be an artist who never stands still. I will always be influenced by other artists - books and react to the way I feel when I paint. I hope to surprise and give pleasure to the people who see my work. There is so much to learn and so much to achieve.


Thank you for reading, please feel free to comment.


Hope to see you at future events to see the paintings for real.









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