I Hated Abstract Art

January 23, 2015
By CaseyChickenWang SILVER, McDonough,
CaseyChickenWang SILVER, McDonough,
7 articles 2 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one likes half-jinglers! Jingle all the way!" - Shelley McNeight
"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." - GSUMUN


I hated abstract art

I looked at it with disgust, I looked at it with contempt,
I looked at it with a distaste that could almost be described as indignant.

The painting had no appeal, the painting had no detail, 
The painting had no tint of aesthetic wonder.

Decidedly I turned my head away, but I knew I would come again someday
To observe the painting yet again, maybe then I'd decipher a hint.

The painting tormented me day and night -the hideous, unorganized splashes of paint
Carelessly dripped over an over-sized canvas -the marks of Pollack, Picasso, and others I could not deign to appreciate

Hours and hours I spent on a painting -the intricate, purposeful lines of color
Carefully applied on a brand new canvas -the touch of Courbet, Manet, and others with whom I was infatuated

Reluctantly I returned again, I had come again the next day
To study the abstract yet again, but this time it was vastly different

The painting attracted me, the painting captured me
The painting trapped me with a ineffable sense of wonder

I looked at it with hunger, I looked at it with appreciation
I looked at it with a love that could almost be described as obsession

Then I realized -after all this time- I had slowly but surely fallen in love abstract art after all

It became a mix of emotions and expressions, it became part of my world
Inevitably and indubitably, it became part of me - a part of who I was to be.



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on Feb. 11 2015 at 8:15 am
ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Thou may think of me as desired, to idolize or villanize me whichever you may choose. but gaze upon me and thou sall not see the husk of a man! for all my sins and all my bliss, i am anything but hollow
-Ansem_Unlimited

Idk, but you'd need to be pretty GREEN to buy it!

on Feb. 4 2015 at 6:34 pm
CaseyChickenWang SILVER, McDonough,
7 articles 2 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one likes half-jinglers! Jingle all the way!" - Shelley McNeight
"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." - GSUMUN

Hahaha, isn't it hard to appreciate?

on Feb. 4 2015 at 8:14 am
ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
33 articles 0 photos 140 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thou may think of me as desired, to idolize or villanize me whichever you may choose. but gaze upon me and thou sall not see the husk of a man! for all my sins and all my bliss, i am anything but hollow
-Ansem_Unlimited

You're totally right, I once saw a canvas painted totally green six for six grand!

on Feb. 3 2015 at 11:18 pm
CaseyChickenWang SILVER, McDonough,
7 articles 2 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one likes half-jinglers! Jingle all the way!" - Shelley McNeight
"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." - GSUMUN

hahaha, that's probably true. I've always studied Realism and Surrealism but I couldn't really appreciate abstract art. After I learned to see art a little differently, I feel as if I've matured as an artist as well. So yes, it could be a poem about growing up.

on Feb. 3 2015 at 11:15 pm
CaseyChickenWang SILVER, McDonough,
7 articles 2 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one likes half-jinglers! Jingle all the way!" - Shelley McNeight
"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." - GSUMUN

LOL See what I mean?

on Feb. 2 2015 at 9:55 am
AbigailGilgal GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"I write for the same reason I breath- because if I didn't, I would die"
~Isaac Asimov

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."
~ Ernest Hemingway

This was good. 5/5. I just felt like I totally related to it. And maybe I'm reading into it too much, but it sounded like a connection between the ignorance of a child and striving towards adulthood. I also adored your vocabulary. Writing can become dull very fast when words are to often repeated; but your word usage was superb. keep it up!

on Feb. 1 2015 at 11:06 pm
ThePoeticJustice PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Hold fast and keep your head up high for life will pass right by you like a speeding bird if you don't acknowledge it- Charles Moorer III (me)

Hey, I splattered some food on the floor and it looked kinda like abstract art, so I'm a good painter now...




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