The abstract painting that I chose was "Abstraction (No.3)" by Ilya Bolotowsky. I chose this abstract painting because compared to the others in the museum, it seemed to have a bit more complexity to it. Something that particularly stuck out to me were the more rounded, organic shapes in the center in contrast to the angular lines and rectangles. Because I looked at this painting after looking at the realistic one, I definitely didn't appreciate it as much. If I had looked at other abstract painting first, I might have felt differently about this piece. At a closer look into the painting, I could tell that the lines were creating by laying tape (or some straight object) against the canvas and painting over the edge to create the crisp straight lines. To me this devalued the piece because I felt like the artist didn't put as much effort into the piece as the painter of the realistic portrait. I also didn't quite understand the colors that were presenting in this piece. While the darker reds, greens and brows seem to compliment each other nicely, it is a stark contrast to the the pick, yellow and blues. Then again, I could see why they were separated as such since the pink, black and yellow shapes were very different from the angular rectangles. The fleshy pink tone of the center object reminded me of the profile of a caricature of a person sitting with his hands together - almost like in a praying position. However, I'm not sure how I should have felt about the painting because there was very little context for me to go off of.
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