They believe the brain and the eye are different in pertaining to how an art piece could be developed. The brain might understand differently to what the eye actually see so in that, they seek to do the latter; using the eyes to paint to create the shifting time or atmosphere of their surrounding in the canvases. Thus, in a way, even Impressionism is counted as a form of description because it tries to make visible to the audience the moving of time in their painting. Contemporary art are unique forms of art which usually combines two different art forms together and make them work.
This art, more often than not, holds more meaning than the other two and this definitely falls in place with the question. They first describe the possibility of two differences coming together as one harmonically and then describe, in their own art form to the audience what the art is all about. Lastly we have Abstract art. An art form often seen as mindless scribbles and splatters of paint in a chaotic fashion. On the contrary, they are what I would describe as an ‘organized mess’. One good example I could think of off the top of my head is the Abstract artist, Jackson Pollock.
A famous artist whose works are usually blotches of paints with contrasting colors and little to none exact form in his works. However, there is more to abstract art than meets the eye. Before Pollock start his paintings, he usually have himself drunk. Humans are at their most honest and vulnerable state when they’re drunk and Pollock might have had this thought in mind; to paint something, to express himself fully in his artwork – abstract expressionism. I would say it has almost the same effect to how automatism was used with Surrealists, where the artist was fully able to open up to their most inner thoughts and feelings and transfer them to art.
Pollock does that same approach, although the technique is seemingly different. Pollock organized his paints in a way it describe his feelings. Anger, sadness, etc. , all are translated into this abstract work of his.
So even these three most controversial art movements has a way for it to describe themselves. In conclusion, art is definitely a form of description. It can be used to describe feelings, thoughts, the state of the world, questioning a situation and more. Any possible type of description from words to talking can also be used similarly in the form of pictures, paintings, sketches, sculptures, dances, to even music. From young, I’m sure we are taught in any art lesson as a final project, to create an artwork revolving around a theme, accompanied by a short artist statement. We are trained since our early days as a budding artist to describe and elaborate the given theme such we are able to explain them in a single art piece.
We, as artist, might not have the power with words but the images we create can instantly describe our thoughts and feelings. Like the famous quote goes, “A picture speaks a thousand words.”Bibliographyhttp://brushpaintandgo.yolasite.com/resources/image001.jpg – 16/10/2014, 6:05pm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impressionism – 16/10/2014, 6:06pmhttp://a-painting-per-day.blogspot.sg/2010/01/number-8-by-jackson-pollock.html – 16/10/2014, 6:07pm http://theartstory.org/movement-impressionism.html – 15/10/2014, 9:00pm