Drawing Formal Evidence in Tomma Abts

Photography by Alison Brady
Photography by Alison Brady

Since abstraction was introduced into Western European art at the beginning of the 20th century it has been defined as an artistic language that frees itself from subject matter to concentrate instead on content. It is that content that is an essential expression of an idea or feeling, rather than a representation of an object. This lesson investigates the artwork of Tomma Abts and elements of abstract painting pertinent to her work.

Theme:

  1. Elements of Form
  2. Abstraction

Drawing Formal Evidence in Tomma Abts

In this climate, Abts’ paintings delivered a shock to the eye, as well as to the prevailing taste.

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