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  • 1. ABSTRACTIONISM Jason Basanese Grant KuklikKandinsky, Malevich,Mondrian, OKeeffe.
  • 2. Influences● Theosophy
  • 3. Piet Modrian 1872-1944 Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1943
  • 4. Mondrians Life● 1872 Mar 7 Piet Mondrian is Born● 1892 Mondrian Enters the Academy for Fine Art in Amsterdam● 1909 Mondrian joined the Dutch branch of the Theosophical Society● 1911 Mondrian Moves to Paris● 1914 to 1919 Mondrian Visits Netherlands; World War I Begins● 1917 De Stijl Movement● 1919 to 1938 Mondrian Returns to France● 1938 to 1944 Mondrian Moves to London and New York● 1944 Feb 1 Mondrian Dies
  • 5. Big idea 1 Tableau No. 4; Lozenge composition with red, grey, blue, yellow, and black.Modrians works were well thought out, he would slightly deviate from Geometricsimplicity/regularity creating very complex paintings.
  • 6. Big idea 2 Composition with BlueModrians works at first are easily recognizable due to all the uprightorientation, but next, the eccentricity of the lines, and substructures, makes it difficult to find a focus.
  • 7. Big Idea 3 Mondrian Avoids dissatisfaction of viewer, more specifically,● 1) imbalance of placement or relative size of forms, favoring the left over right, the upper over lower registers, one quadrant over another;● 2) imbalance of weight of colors or textures;● 3) imbalance of vertical/horizontal linear elements;● 4) imbalance of closed/open planes;● 5) imbalance of visual interest Tableau I: lozenge with four lines and gray
  • 8. Georgia OKeeffe 1887-1986● Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Maries II, 1930
  • 9. OKeeffes Life● Born 1887 in Sun Prairie Wisconsin (On a farm)● Later Moving to Williamsburg Virginia and attending The Chatham Protestant Episcopal Institute Graduating in 1904● Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Part of the Art Students of New York● 1912 became a teacher of art and supervisor of art in texas, continuing to be the head of the art department at west texas state college● Caught attention in 1916 in her Stieglitz exhibition● 1918 Left teaching to be a painter for Stieglitz● 1924 Married Stieglitz
  • 10. Awards● Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters● First retrospective show of a womans art at the Museum of Modern Art● Awarded the Gold Medal of Painting by the National Institute of Arts and Letters● Awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian honor● President Ronald Reagan presented the National Medal of Arts in 1985.
  • 11. Big Idea 1 Grey line with Black, Blue and Jack in the Pulpit No.IV Yellow. 1923, Georgia O’KeeffeOften confused for being simply sexual,OKeeffes Paintings are meant to focus onfemininity and tenderness.
  • 12. Big Idea 2 Cows Skull with Rams Head White Deer’s Skull with Calico Roses Hollyhock and Little Pedernal 1936 1931 Hills 1935 Georgia OKeefe had a well known period where sheworked with bones and the desert, these paintings were depictions of quietude, remoteness, and preservance along with the beauty of the desert.
  • 13. Big Idea 3Series 1, No. 1 Series 1, No. 3 Series 1, No. 4Georgia Okeeffes works are usually made in series, this is how sheexperiments with color and a little with shape by seeing the effects ofcolor change, (with the occasional shape change) from one paintingto the next.
  • 14. Concluding slideI have a new found respect for abstractionism,these few artists strove to explain theunexplainable through art and I can onlyimagine how difficult this must have been forthem. Also like when you learn a new language,there are certain words in that language thatdont directly translate, so you have to explainthrough images. I know how frustrating this canbe so I appreciate these artists works muchmore deeply than before I started this project.