What’s the Difference Between ‘Abstract’ & ‘Stylised’ painting?There are countless art styles worldwide, each bringing unique and eye-catching work to life. Art styles can evoke several emotions, from Art Deco prints to detailed portraits. With numerous established art styles, they can be hard to differentiate. In this blog post, we discuss abstract and stylised paintings, the key elements of each style, and how they differ.
What Are Abstract Paintings?We stock a vast range of abstract art prints, one of our favourite visual styles. Abstract art came from a place of change. As society grew, so too did the desire for new art. In turn, this unique art style was highly conceptual, no longer focusing on replicating scenes from the real world or creating recognisable motifs. This new style used shape, colour, and line to create striking imagery. The style departs from the real world, creating imagery that does not resemble reality. Abstract art can sit at different levels of familiarity. Some paintings are extremely obvious in what ideas they represent. Others are less easily understood and can evoke thought and emotion in a viewer. Abstract art can help us see the world from a new perspective, comparable to cubism or surrealism.
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What Are Stylised Paintings?
piece includes an obvious depiction of a mountain—the famous Mitre Peak—made of blue, red, and yellow tones. The colour pallet creates the subject clearly, but with hardly any fine detail, just colour mixed beautifully to create a stylised interpretation.