Abstract vs Realism – The Contemporary Mosaic Artwork Edition
(3 min read) As long as art has existed, so have its critics; thus came the age-old divide between abstract and realistic art, which is always a hot potato in conversations. Classic, realistic art has always been reinforced with huge admiration and revered throughout history. In the days where phone cameras were not available at a mere pockets distance, people needed something else to seal memories of loved ones and cherished places. Realistic art was NECESSARY, and many painters practice their hyper-realism skills solely to deliver portrait paintings, landscapes and scientific sketches on commission.
Times have changed, and the past 100 years has allowed us to snap up memories at the touch of a button…There is now a lot of room to play with what “art” really means.
Abstract art often consists of a range of shapes, colors, and textures that represent ideas in a cryptic, un-obvious way, allowing the viewer to interpret the piece in their own way. There is often more room for interpretation in abstract art as it can mean vastly different things to different viewers. Here are some examples of abstract mosaic artwork:
Realistic art is still very well-beloved today, many artists enjoy maintaining old traditional mediums, while others take a fresh approach to the ancient mastery of photo-realism.
Of course, some artists choose to meet realism, abstract and mosaic art right in the middle! Creating an incredible fusion of old and new;
What are your thoughts? Are you an abstract admirer, a realism fan, or both?