No, your 5 yr old couldn’t paint that. Here is how to read abstract art.

This is a nice piece from Huffington Post that explains how to approach looking at (and enjoying) abstract art. It starts with giving up our built-in human tendency to want to decode pictures, whereby our brain tries to logically deduce “what does this picture resemble”?


Abstract print by Hans Hartung. (Do you see a haystack? There is no haystack. Stop decoding you rascal. Relax.)


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