Understanding the genres of western art, such as abstract art, enable us to better appreciate paintings.  

Abstract art is art that depicts subjects that are not recognizable by most people. It is also known as non representational art. 
 
Abstract art uses colours, shapes, lines and marks to convey its intentions.  Abstract art can be a slight, partial or complete departure from reality.

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How to appreciate paintings? Understanding the genres of western art, such as abstract art, enable us to better appreciate paintings.  

Painting Image: Abstract V by Singapore artist Low Hai Hong / ARTualize.com.sg

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