Saturday, February 16, 2008

ABSTRACT


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In this post I will not use any words which is obviously mushy or associated with anything mushy…use your imagination… your comprehension and your wits.

Yesterday

….they say … there was something to celebrate for….but I hardly say a word about it…. Well just some words describing it to greet some friends and loved ones… but not actually such word.

Two united arcs linked with a pointed V on the bottom or a triangle lacking with a base that was the shape I see all around….I wonder who invented this shape

… maybe it is because it is more likened to the shape of a vital organ in the core one’s cardiovascular system…which is always associated to a feeling that some gets to feel giddy… some say it’s like being a fool… or a wisdom they say that comes not from the head but within… pick your choice….

Every where I walked there were red … someone dressed as such…shops decorated as such with the aforementioned shape….almost all in the corner I see someone with something in bundle wrapped in a bouquet….and or a bottle which entraps a scarlet liquid in it or a clear white depends on the buds of their tongue… one that is an elixir as they say for the moment….

In the shops… I see this darked brown sweets in different molds packed in red…stuffed animals… mostly of bears stacked on shelves ready to be purchased …eventually given to someone thus will be owned by someone…..hersheys and hallmark stock owners being happy to make a handsome profit…even just for a day…..

And in the night…. Restaurants were crowded with diners…. Some had reservations weeks or even months or a year ahead to some posh ones… lacking of which…good luck… the snobbish guy in the reception won’t give you a chance …better go get some pizza or burger then go to some quite place…..

Well it was all in a day…. There might have been vivid shapes… illustrations… symbols … to pin point the significance of emotions…the hype of the moment… but when we try to size up what is really felt … or what has been felt …. It’s all mixed up…maybe the summation of all the joy…of the pain… of all the excitement… of all the contentment or still maybe the longing….

And when all of these are sauted in a pan it sizzles… like a gourmet dish….a fusion cuisine served to you…and when you taste it….there is a good flavor but you cannot explain whether the sweetness…the sourness… the crisp….the pinch of salt …or the cooking wine which makes up the flavor that defines the meat of the dish…. It is good …. Very good but it is vague.

Even when there is no precise words to describe it… even if there are no gestures done or symbols to visualize whatever it is… it can be found in the abstract….and it is a universal language….one that transcends all….

I hope you all had a good one the other day….

Copyright Symbol 2006
jbaltazar.

17 comments:

derick said...

anto,
you have captured the day and night in it's entirety----no individual tastes---a mish mash---
abstract it certainly is---
if one enlarges your drawing --which is great there is a man stretched out on a chair bare chested --looking over his shoulder.
you r sketches are always a pleasure to look at .
my anon visitor decided to respond to something you said-
thank you
IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE VISITING HERE
coffe...mmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
have a great weekend

BBC said...

I have never understood abstract art, I just don't see anything in most of it.

I like things well defined.

Jeremy Neal said...

Gave you a link plug today at Thoughts On Quotes. Thanks for all of the great comments!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

You described the day very well.

paintblack said...

je n'arrive pas réellement à traduire vos textes, c'est dommage, frustrant. Aux beaux arts avec mes amis nous avions de grande discussions sur l'abstraction, les peintres américains Rothko, pollock, kline...pour ma part j'ai toujours aimé Guston qui de l'abstraction est passé progressivement à une figuration grotesque, sublime.
souvenir, souvenir...
tchao,bonne journée anto

Miladysa said...

I had a great day - hope you did too :]

Enjoy the weekend :]

Forever Young said...

altho i don't understand abstract either, i like these colours. your words are so poignant.
have given you two awards for this terrific site. hugs.

zirelda said...

I find the day somewhat stressful because of expectations I'm not sure I can live up to.

ah well, your description as well as your abstract are both beautiful.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anto...dear friend...

another wonderful read here and your work is perfect...

you have a magical way with words...and I enjoy each and every visit here...

Have wonderful night...

Cheers,
Diana

DeLi said...

i find looking at it as a source for my inner reflection....i cant see figures because at this point its my heart who is currently perusing the view......its like a pathway where one pause, and ponder before going inside

gulnaz said...

you have such a beautiful blog and i love the abstract, to me abstracts are like the underpinnings of thoughts, or like open ended conversations...its the colours which set the tone....

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anto....

I have tagged you with the Peace Meme...pop by my blog for details..

hugs
Diana

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anto…

Here is a mini tutorial on adding links to words or photos in your post…

Once you add a picture or words to your post you can make them hotlinks to a website, web page etc…

On your post window you will see a bunch of things…at the top of the post…from left to right…you will see font …T T (font size) all the way to the end of that row…which has the eraser which represents (remove formatting)…in this row there is an icon that looks like a globe with a chain link…clicking on this after highlighting a word or a photo will enable you to make a hotlink.

Once you have written your post…you can go to an external site ie., a blog site for a person in your post,….you then copy the url address at the top of the browser…then go back to your blog post…and highlight the name you would like to become a hotlink…once you highlight the word or group of words…or photo ....you can then click on the globe and chain link….another window will pop up where you can add the url….

And voila you have added a link….

If you need me to do some screen shots of the whole process, let me know…
Cheers,
Diana

Piercing The Veil said...

i did not see that derick ... what you saw ... that's what's good about abstract everybody has their own interpretation ... boundless ... open for all to intepret ... tnx the pleasure is mine .... and i did respond already to your visitor

@ bbc ... you want things precise and i respect your for that and yeah you are partly correct definitons are important... . but sometimes abstract gives a lot of people freedom not only to the maker but the spectators

@ thnx jeremy and you are welcome as well ... your quotes are great

@ whimsi ... thanks descriptions that are stored in the mind serves better sometimes than in the eyes

@ paint black abstract sometimes are fascinating it helps not only the spectators but also the creator ... learning comes from other people also ... on what they say and I thank you for your comments ...

@ milady yeah quite ... quite ... tnx

Piercing The Veil said...

@ 4everyoung ... don't worry . sometimes it is better not to expect. Surprises are much better than disapppointments. Congratulations on your new blog and thanks for the comment... hope to see more of your illo 4ever... stay 4ever young and as you are

@ Zirelda same comment as 4ever ... surprises are much more better than disappointments ... be spontaineous ...

@ D ... tnx for a phrase of praise ... you all give me the inspiration to do so added with some inspiration as well (smiles)

@ deli ... nice interpretation too. this is what i lke about abstract art and i am learning ... thank you... we all have views on a matter that each and everyone of us can pick up

@gulnaz ... exactly ... that is what i just discovered from the comments ... and i am really fascinated. I think i wil do abstract more often

Piercing The Veil said...

tnx d i got all the message ... ill try doing it tomorrow
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one thing i have learned about abstract .... i do not point parameters at how you think about it ... and i can see how great your imaginations are

good night and thank you
anto

ipanema said...

love your sketch. what's beautiful in art is the freedom to interpret it. not according to what the artist see but how it applies to the individual.