The more I look at abstract work the more I fall in love with it..though not, of course, those awful chain store "home decor" monstrosities!! Home clutter and ruination is more like! There are many many different kinds of abstraction - I'm hoping it's a subject you can never come to the end of.
Kirk Varnedoe posited the question whether abstract paintings were pictures of nothing. Actually he wrote a whole book about this! He described how the first abstract artists were hoping to
reveal absolute and universal truths with this new style- they reached for a new spirituality, a Utopia. But then along came the horror of yet another world war(WWII: 1939-1945) - six long years of terror and misery.