“Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools everinvented by human beings to imagine, decipher, anddepict the world...
INNN A NUTSHELL A genre of art Representation that has no referenceto concrete objects or specificexamples Everyone loo...
INNN A NUTSHELL still… It can slightly, partially, or fully deviatefrom reality Abstract Art uses a visual language offo...
 Origins and influences Impressionism - central object madeimportant. Post-impressionism - overlapping planesto form sh...
Fauvist influencesWassily KandinskyMaurice De Vlaminck
“Composition VII” - KandiskyCubism influences“Two Figures” - LyubovPopova
GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTIONISMWassily KandinskyGeorgia O’Keeffe
Other influences Sciences and Physics Philosophy Psychology Politics MusicTheory of relativity
SCIENCES AND PHYSICS• Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was beingconsidered• Einstein’s Theory of Relativity• People views have...
POLITICS• Red Scare• Great Depression• World War I• Fear, anger, worry
• Considered thefather of psychology• Research with littleAlbert.
Wassily Kandinsky Russian painter and art theorist Studied at the Academy of FineArts Taught at the Bauhaus Schoolof Ar...
Kazimir Malevich Malevich was a Russian painterand art theoretician He did geometric abstract art He was the originator...
Piet Mondrian important contributor to the De Stijlart movement and group Neo-Plasticism Geometric artist Painted many...
Georgia O’Keeffe O’Keeffe went to Chatham ProtestantEpiscopal Institute She studied art at the Art Institute ofChicago a...
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  1. 1. “Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools everinvented by human beings to imagine, decipher, anddepict the world.”- Jerry Saltz
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. Fauvist influencesWassily KandinskyMaurice De Vlaminck
  6. 6. “Composition VII” - KandiskyCubism influences“Two Figures” - LyubovPopova
  7. 7. GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTIONISMWassily KandinskyGeorgia O’Keeffe
  8. 8. Other influences Sciences and Physics Philosophy Psychology Politics MusicTheory of relativity
  9. 9. SCIENCES AND PHYSICS• Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was beingconsidered• Einstein’s Theory of Relativity• People views have been changing
  10. 10. POLITICS• Red Scare• Great Depression• World War I• Fear, anger, worry
  11. 11. • Considered thefather of psychology• Research with littleAlbert.
  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. O’KEEFFEKANDINSKY
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