Creating Abstract Art: Ideas and Inspirations for Passionate Art-Making

Creating Abstract Art: Ideas and Inspirations for Passionate Art-Making

by Dean Nimmer

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Creating Abstract Art: Ideas and Inspirations for Passionate Art-Making by Dean Nimmer

Celebrate your own nonconformist place in the world of art.

Going far beyond standard notions of developing an abstract "style" or particular "look," Creating Abstract Art unleashes the numerous possibilities that abound in your creative subconscious. Familiar obstacles such as "I don't know what to paint" or "How do I know if this is good?" are easily set aside as you explore fun exercises such as connecting dots, automatic drawing, shadow hunting, working with haiku poetry paintings and much more. So turn off the noise in your head, follow your own instincts and delight in what emerges!

  • 40 exercises exploring original ideas and inventive techniques for making abstract art.
  • Projects can be done in any order and with nearly any materials—start working right away on any project that grabs your attention!
  • 50 contemporary artists share diverse work and viewpoints on the process of working abstractly.
Write your own artistic license and start Creating Abstract Art your way, today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440335426
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 10/03/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dean Nimmer, Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, has exhibited his work in over two hundred solo and group exhibitions across the United States, Europe, China, Japan and Australia. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Smith Art Museum, Harvard University; Museum Haus Katsuya, Japan and in the collection of the New York Public Library. Dean has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Artists Foundation, Mass Cultural Council, Jasper Whiting Foundation and the Kao Foundation in Washington, DC.

He is the 2010 winner of the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award given by the 16,000-member College Art Association and honored with the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award in the fields of Art and Art Education by the University of Wisconsin.

He is also listed in the current edition of Who's Who in American Art. Dean is the author of Art from Intuition , now in its fifth printing.

Dean's goal in teaching is to inspire artists to find the myriad of accessible possibilities for creating original artworks that are inspired by the powers of imagination and an enthusiasm for the process of making art.

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