Abstract art has been around for centuries. Some of the earliest examples can be found in the calligraphy of Chinese and Islamic culture. But the abstract art which we generally refer to as a new visual language originated from around the late 19th century. Artists breaking free from tradition used shapes, lines and color to present a new, bolder illusion of visible reality. The idea was to create paintings which reflected the important changes science and philosophy had bestowed on society. Many artists believed that representational art failed to communicate these new ideas and interpretations. So they set about creating a new set of aesthetics, one which would show the transcendental realities behind the physical world. Abstract artists feel liberated when they create art, because they can escape realism and produce artwork that's heavily influenced on their mood or current state of mind. The viewers generally love this painting style because it can connect with them, often in a way that they don't understand. Therefore, it's fair to say that abstract paintings can promote curiosity and even change the mood of an individual. It displays lines, shapes and colors in a way that expresses emotion. As art is reflective and does not have to necessarily be describable; original abstract paintings are valid in such a sense that they, alike other forms of oil paintings, have the will to influence people, reflecting on the unspoken gaps of the human experience.