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AbstractionismBrian Kingsley & Olivia Lewis
What is abstract art?•Abstract art uses color,       •Abstraction means tolines, and shapes to create a   withdraw part of...
Influences on Abstractionism•Primarily influenced by Fauvismand Cubism of the early 20thcentury•Fauvism’s use of bright co...
Additional Influences•Artists wanted to create a movement which would capture fundamentalchanges in the late 19th and earl...
Key Abstract Artists•Wassily Kandinsky•Kasimir Malevich•Piet Mondrian
Wassily Kandinsky• Born December 16, 1866• One of the first creators of pure abstraction
Inspiration  • Color  • Sound  • MUSIC
Background• Kandinsky learned from multiple sources.  – Composing music  – Natural colors  – Other artists• Fauvism had of...
• “ Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the  harmonies, the soul is the piano with  many strings. The artist is the hand t...
Blue rider (1903)
Blue rider period• Kandinskys paintings from this period are large, expressive  colored masses evaluated independently fro...
Composition VI   Composition VII
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  1. 1. AbstractionismBrian Kingsley & Olivia Lewis
  2. 2. What is abstract art?•Abstract art uses color, •Abstraction means tolines, and shapes to create a withdraw part of somethingvisual language in order to consider it separately.•It does not necessarily haveto represent real world •The artist can start with athings real world object and abstract elements from it,•Abstract art can deviate arriving at a more or lessfrom reality slightly, simplified form of the objectpartially, or fully
  3. 3. Influences on Abstractionism•Primarily influenced by Fauvismand Cubism of the early 20thcentury•Fauvism’s use of bright colors asa language•Cubism’s distortion of reality On White II Wassily Kandinsky
  4. 4. Additional Influences•Artists wanted to create a movement which would capture fundamentalchanges in the late 19th and early 20thcenturies •Philosophy •Technology Science •Reflection of society at the time
  5. 5. Key Abstract Artists•Wassily Kandinsky•Kasimir Malevich•Piet Mondrian
  6. 6. Wassily Kandinsky• Born December 16, 1866• One of the first creators of pure abstraction
  7. 7. Inspiration • Color • Sound • MUSIC
  8. 8. Background• Kandinsky learned from multiple sources. – Composing music – Natural colors – Other artists• Fauvism had often appeared in the beginning of his work.
  9. 9. • “ Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
  10. 10. Blue rider (1903)
  11. 11. Blue rider period• Kandinskys paintings from this period are large, expressive colored masses evaluated independently from forms and lines
  12. 12. Composition VI Composition VII
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