“Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.”

The aforementioned quote is very rightly said by Pablo Picasso and is cent percent true in the context of abstract paintings. Indeed, abstract art involves the making of not what the maker is seeing but what that is making him feel. Such work of art is not made of identifiable objects but a combination of colors, patterns and sometimes not even these. The most distinguishable feature of these paintings is that each and every individual will draw a different meaning from it.

Nevertheless, abstract paintings are clearly a rad right now. You will find a plethora of them in various art galleries if you are browsing to buy painting online. Hence, in this blog, we thought of mentioning the most famous abstract paintings of all time. Though they are pricey, you can still own the original art prints or the painting of similar style made by some other artist. Interested to know what they are? Let’s take a look.

  • No. 5, 1948 (Jackson Pollock)

Like all of his abstract paintings, this painting is also violently expressing his emotions and state of mind. He once said “All art is abstract art. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.” Indeed, his paintings hardly have any recognizable object, he has always, more or less, utilized his skills to express tension, melancholy, fear, and violence in his paintings. No.5, 1948 painting was bought for $156.8 million in 2006. The painter was never aware of what he is painting. It used to take some while of dripping colors that he used to realize what the painting is about. According to him, every painting has a life of its own. Most of the people never understood his style of painting, however, he had a bunch of people who found his paintings most unique and enticing.

  • Composition 8 (Wassily Kandinsky)

Art has got different definition and understanding for different people. For some, it is a way of capturing the beauty of nature or a moment on the canvas and for some, it is what can deliver the message of the artist aptly. For those who believe in the latter definition, this painting by Wassily Kandinsky might be the best example of art.

The artist always had the urge to find the perfect amalgamation of colors, shapes, and patterns. He wanted to know the same so that he can show people the world through the eyes of his experiences. Thus, he finally made Composition 8 to tell people his experience of the world through his painting. Though looking at composition 8 might make most of you think that the painter must have had an impression that the artist must have had a mental disorder or inability to see the world the way it really is. However, some modern researchers are actually of the opinion that he had synesthesia which mixes the senses and joins the shapes, objects etc. If this holds truth, Kandinsky must be hearing what we see and seeing what we hear. Imagine the way he would be experiencing everything around? One actually would need his mind and eyes to understand the true meaning of this abstract painting.

  • Guernica (Pablo Picasso)

The painting is one of the most unnerving works of Pablo Picasso. What makes it all the more discomforting is the size of the painting. Guernica is huge, it measures 11x25.6 ft. Unlike other abstract paintings, you will recognize the subjects of the painting to some extent. The patterns made on the canvas over the jet black background seem like body parts, primarily faces some animal or human. Moreover, the message that Picasso wanted to send through these paintings is sent appropriately, quite aloud. He wanted to show the dreadfulness and terror of war and that is aptly what this painting is showing. The twisted, broken faces and body parts of animals and humans are shown to give the impression of the same of the same on the mind of the onlooker. Wen u gazed at this painting for a while, didn’t you feel a little or more uneasy?

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The abovementioned paintings are the top three abstract paintings according to our observation and understanding. The opinions pertaining to this may differ. So, let us know your favorite abstract paintings in the comments section below. Also, share the blog with other keeners.