Abstract Swirling Shapes Composition

Abstract Swirling Shapes Composition

Giovanni's Swirling shapes, an array of colorful patterns... The path of a flowing river cutting through fields of lush vegetation... or maybe you see pure energy and cosmic flow?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Giovanni's Abstract art is open to interpretation, and that is one of the beautiful things about it. Giovanni's Abstract art doesn't jump out and declare "THIS is what I'm all about." Instead, it requires you to have an open, inquiring mind; you must enter the painting and see where it takes you. Giovanni's Abstract art gives you the freedom to explore the artwork and assign your own meaning to the piece. This intensely personal process enriches a viewer's experience of Giovanni's artwork.

Understanding abstract art does not come naturally for everyone. It is the kind of art that makes some people scratch their heads and say, "My 5-year old could do that." What people don't realize is that the best abstract artists have excellent drawing skills, a finely honed sense of composition, and a deep understanding of the workings of color. Most abstract artists have the ability to draw a perfectly rendered rose or a realistic portrait, but they choose not to. Instead they choose to express their creativity by creating a visual experience that is more free and unencumbered by the weight of objects.

Abstract art can also make people uneasy because they don't automatically know what the art is "about" just by a cursory glance. Or they assume that because it doesn't look like anything, then it is not "about" anything.

The truth is, Giovanni's abstract art is not "about nothing". At its basis, it is about form, color, line, texture, pattern, composition and process. These are the formal qualities of his artwork, because they describe what the art looks like and how it is created. Abstract art is an exploration of these formal qualities. Meaning is derived from how these formal qualities are used to create a visual and/or visceral, cerebral, emotional impact

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