“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”        – Pablo Picasso


Blog-Horizons-MayJune-2013-06     Blog-Horizons-MayJune-2013-07Strong abstract design is created with rhythms and harmonies in shapes, lines, edges, and colors and is analogous to the rhythms in music and the harmonies between individual notes. This aspect of the painting is completely independent of the subject matter.   – Barry John Raybould   [as is music – completely independent from ideological messages or lyrics]


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Blog-Horizons-MayJune-2013-03Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for color, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.   –   Wassily Kandinsky

Blog-Horizons-MayJune-2013-05The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.     – Lucian Freud


Here is another set of my “Horizons” series.
The concept is the same as previously – barely any detail, simplicity, lots of negative space – basically water and sky, divided by the horizon.
There are lots of examples in abstract, or better non-representational painting that one could draw from, e.g. the division of the canvas by two (or more) colours, or by a line. What differentiates abstract photography from abstract painting is that everything in photography started with something real – something that actually existed, while the painter can start (but not necessarily) from pure imagination.
Photographic techniques (applied in some cases) – to enhance abstraction and to move further away from reality – are: multi-exposures, long exposures and camera panning on a leveled tripod. 

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One response to ““Horizons-II”

  • judy martin

    I find your photographs to be very moving, and the text that accompanies them in this blog opens them up.. Both text and image reveal to me your very authentic approach.

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