Where Can We Find Inspiration For Creating Abstract Art?

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Where Can We Find Inspiration For Creating Abstract Art? by Mind Map: Where Can We Find Inspiration For Creating Abstract Art?

1. Use an Element of Art

1.1. Line

1.1.1. Piet Mondrian

1.1.2. Sol Lewitt

1.2. Colour

1.2.1. Warm Colours

1.2.2. Cool Colours

1.2.3. Specific Colour Palette

1.2.3.1. Analogous

1.2.3.2. Complementary

1.2.3.3. Split Complementary

1.2.3.4. Triad

1.2.3.5. Tetradic

1.2.3.6. Monochromatic

1.3. Value/Tone

1.4. Texture

1.5. Shape

1.5.1. Kenneth Noland

1.5.2. Beatriz Milhazes

1.5.3. Sonia Delaunay

1.5.4. Paul Klee

1.5.5. Kazimir Malevich

1.6. Use a design element which overlaps with elements of art

1.6.1. Sophie Taeuber-Arp

1.6.2. Sarah Morris (takes inspiration from origami)

2. Everyday Objects

2.1. Look for Patterns

2.2. Shadows

2.3. Repetition

2.4. Use something you like

2.4.1. David Huffman

2.5. Use photography to assist you

3. Painting Techniques

3.1. Action Painting

3.1.1. Splatter

3.1.1.1. Jackson Pollock

3.1.2. Franz Kline

3.2. Colour Field

3.2.1. Mark Rothko

3.2.2. Helen Frankenthaler

3.3. Hard Edge

3.3.1. Frank Stella

3.3.2. Robert Indiana

3.3.3. Ellsworth Kelly

3.4. Approaches/Materials

3.4.1. Instead of a brush, use a squeegee or cradboard

3.4.1.1. Gerard Richter

3.4.2. Layer your work

3.4.3. Use texture

3.4.4. Paint using your non-dominant hand

3.4.5. Use only a big brush

3.4.6. Collage a painting

3.4.6.1. Rex Ray

4. Photography; abstract a photo by...

4.1. Using filters or effects

4.2. Experiment with cropping

4.3. Zoom in

4.4. Using aerial photography

5. Nature

5.1. Landscapes

5.2. Trees

5.3. Flowers

5.3.1. Georgia O'Keeffe

5.4. Sea Life

5.4.1. Fish

5.4.2. Plants

5.4.3. Coral

5.5. Bacteria

5.6. Insects

6. Patterns

6.1. Patterns in everyday life

6.2. Organic

6.3. Geometric

6.4. Textiles

7. Repetition

8. Doodles/Zentangles

8.1. Yelena James

9. Maps

10. Listen to music

11. Express an emotion

11.1. Through colour

11.2. Through line

11.3. Through shape

12. Appropriate a cultural element

12.1. Aboriginal Art

12.2. Patterns

12.3. Textiles

13. Composition Tricks

13.1. Rule of thirds

13.2. Golden mean

13.3. Balance

13.3.1. Symmetrical

13.3.2. Radial

13.3.3. Asymmetrical

13.4. Space

13.4.1. Positive/Negative

13.4.2. Mark Rothko

14. Contemporary Art / Art History

14.1. See what other artists have done

14.2. Look at the past and the new

14.2.1. Abstract Expressionism

14.2.2. Fauvism

14.2.3. Cubism

14.3. Merge 2 artist styles