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Abstractionism

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  • 1. “Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools everinvented by human beings to imagine, decipher, anddepict the world.”- Jerry Saltz
  • 2. INNN A NUTSHELL A genre of art Representation that has no referenceto concrete objects or specificexamples Everyone looks at it differently Interpreted by the viewer’s pastexperiences “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”
  • 3. INNN A NUTSHELL still… It can slightly, partially, or fully deviatefrom reality Abstract Art uses a visual language ofform, color, and line to create acomposition which may exist with adegree of independence from visualreference in the world
  • 4.  Origins and influences Impressionism - central object madeimportant. Post-impressionism - overlapping planesto form shape. Fauvism - use of color and abstractshapes and forms. Cubism - simplification in geometricshapes or forms.
  • 5. Fauvist influencesWassily KandinskyMaurice De Vlaminck
  • 6. “Composition VII” - KandiskyCubism influences“Two Figures” - LyubovPopova
  • 7. GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTIONISMWassily KandinskyGeorgia O’Keeffe
  • 8. Other influences Sciences and Physics Philosophy Psychology Politics MusicTheory of relativity
  • 9. SCIENCES AND PHYSICS• Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was beingconsidered• Einstein’s Theory of Relativity• People views have been changing
  • 10. POLITICS• Red Scare• Great Depression• World War I• Fear, anger, worry
  • 11. • Considered thefather of psychology• Research with littleAlbert.
  • 12. Wassily Kandinsky Russian painter and art theorist Studied at the Academy of FineArts Taught at the Bauhaus Schoolof Art and Architecture His art was inspired by music Each note was assigned a color Created rich paintings with much colorand form
  • 13. Kazimir Malevich Malevich was a Russian painterand art theoretician He did geometric abstract art He was the originator of theAvant-Garde He was a Suprematist (focusedon basic geometric forms) Studied at the Moscow School ofPainting, Sculpture, andArchitecture
  • 14. Piet Mondrian important contributor to the De Stijlart movement and group Neo-Plasticism Geometric artist Painted many simple lines andsquares with different color effects After his death, many fashionstatements were influenced by hisart
  • 15. Georgia O’Keeffe O’Keeffe went to Chatham ProtestantEpiscopal Institute She studied art at the Art Institute ofChicago and the Art Students League inNew York Revolutionized modern art Painted art/nature Most of her paintings are close-upsof flowers
  • 16. O’KEEFFEKANDINSKY