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  • 1. Abstract Art Sushmi Diraviam Sarban Singh Megan Blanck
  • 2. Wassily Kadinsky• Born in Moscow• learned music at a young age• pursuing law and teaching SO.......?
  • 3. Kandinsky went to an art exhibit and saw this... Haystacks at Giverny by Claude Monet
  • 4. The BlueRider byKandinsky1903
  • 5. What is Abstract Art?• nonobjective and nonrepresentational• portraying non-visual aspects of an object• color, form and line - only things that matter• took meaning out of the paintings and emphasized emotion
  • 6. Blue Mountainby Kandinsky1909
  • 7. Untitled, First Abstract Watercolour by Kandinsky, 1910
  • 8. Kandinsky • Incorporated music into his artwork • ex. saturation associated with volume of sound• “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soil is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key to another, to cause vibrations in the soil.” -Kandinsky
  • 9. Der Blaue Reiter• 1911 Kandinsky organized a group called “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider) - 9 artists• promote abstract art• transferring spiritual experiences through color and sound• published Concerning the Spiritual in Art
  • 10. Concerning the Spiritual in Art • got all his ideas out there about abstract art - western culture • “inner necessity” needed for art
  • 11. Composition 7 by Kandinsky, 1913
  • 12. Squares with Concentric Circles by Kandinsky 1913
  • 13. Teaching at the Bauhaus • increased his attention to geometry • paid attention to the relationship between the forms and colors • deeper connection with his work
  • 14. On White IIbyKandinsky1923
  • 15. Composition X by Kandinsky1939
  • 16. Kazmir Malevich• Started Suprematism• Taught himself how to paint• Russian• Learned about Cubism through Russian collector who displayed art of Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso
  • 17. Suprematism• Geometric Shapes • Simplification• Movement- tilting• Color schemes• Flight• Non-Objective • Emotion
  • 18. Taking in the Rye, 1911
  • 19. Head of a Peasant Girl, 1912-1913
  • 20. Portrait of Matiushin, 1913
  • 21. Englishman in Moscow, 1914
  • 22. Influences• Vladimir Markov • Non-objective• Velimir Khelbnikov • Universal understanding
  • 23. Black Square, 1915
  • 24. Untitled, 1915
  • 25. White on White, 1918
  • 26. Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944)“Every artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between ”them than by the concrete subject of the picture.
  • 27. De Stijl (1917 - 1931)• In 1917 Mondrian helped begin the periodical art movement known as “De Stijl”• Classified as Neoplacticism• Complete rejection of visual reality• Stripped art to its most basic form• Straight lines, primary colors, and black white or gray
  • 28. Composition With Yellow, Composition II in Red, Blue, Blue, and Red and Yellow (1937) (1930)
  • 29. Red and Blue Chair Rietveld Shroder HouseGerrit Rietveld (1917)
  • 30. “The emotion of beauty is always obscured by the appearance of the object. Therefore, theobject must be eliminated from the picture. ” –Piet Mondrian Composition 10 (1939)
  • 31. Broadway Boogie Woogie
  • 32. Artist InfluencesInfluences Influenced•Van Gogh •Doesburg•Cezanne •Leck•Picasso •Guggenheim